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Lettice Cary, Viscountess Falkland (c. 1612–1647) by William Marshall, pubd 1648 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cary [née Morison], Lettice, Viscountess Falkland (c. 1612–1647), noblewoman and benefactor, was the daughter of Sir Richard Moryson (c. 1571–1628) [see under Moryson, Fynes], vice-president of Munster, and Mary (d. 1654), daughter of Sir Henry Harington, sometime resident of ...

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See Clarke, William John Turner

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Colville [née Crewe-Milnes], Lady (Helen) Cynthia (1884–1968), courtier and social worker, was born on 20 May 1884, the third daughter of Robert Offley Ashburton Crewe-Milnes (1858–1945), Liberal politician, who the year after her birth succeeded as second Baron Houghton and who subsequently became the first and last ...

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Lady Louisa Augusta Conolly (1743–1821) by Allan Ramsay, 1759 © reserved

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Conolly [née Lennox], Lady Louisa Augusta (1743–1821), noblewoman and philanthropist, was born on 24 November 1743, the fifth of the seven surviving children of Charles Lennox, second duke of Richmond and Lennox (1701–1750), and his wife, Sarah (1706–1751), daughter of William Cadogan, ...

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See Craven, Sir William

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Fleetwood, Thomas (1659x61–1717), owner and reclaimer of land, was the eldest of the family of three sons and two daughters of Sir Richard Fleetwood, baronet (1628–1721), of Calwich, Staffordshire, and his wife, Anne (1623/4–1720), daughter of Sir Edward Golding, baronet, of Colston Bassett, Nottinghamshire...

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Lombe [formerly Beevor], Edward (1798/9–1852), landowner and philanthropist, was the son of Edward Beevor, a barrister. He succeeded his father in 1847 as tenant for life to the Lombe estate of Melton Hall, Wymondham, Norfolk, both having taken, by act of parliament...

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Princess Mary Adelaide, duchess of Teck (1833–1897) by Camille Silvy, 1860 [standing, with her mother, Augusta Wilhelmina Louisa, duchess of Cambridge] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mary Adelaide, Princess [Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge], duchess of Teck (1833–1897), philanthropist, was born Mary Adelaide Wilhelmina Elizabeth on 27 November 1833 in Hanover, the youngest of the three children of the seventh son of George III, Adolphus Frederick, duke of Cambridge...

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Percy, Algernon, fourth duke of Northumberland (1792–1865), landowner and philanthropist, was born at Syon House, Middlesex, on 15 December 1792, the second son of Hugh Percy, second duke of Northumberland (1742–1817), and his second wife, Frances Julia (1752–1820), third daughter of Peter Burrell...

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See Ponsonby, Sir Henry Frederick

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Rustat, Tobias (bap. 1608, d. 1694), courtier and benefactor, was baptized on 17 September 1608 in Barrow-on-Soar, Leicestershire, the last of seven children of the Revd Robert Rustat (1567–1637) and Alice Snoden (d. 1660?), sister of Robert Snoden, bishop of Carlisle. Heraldic evidence suggests the name ...

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Tobias Rustat (bap. 1608, d. 1694) by Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1682 Jesus College, Cambridge; photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Smith, Augustus John (1804–1872), landowner and philanthropist, was born in London on 15 September 1804, the eldest of six children of James Smith (1768–1843), landowner and scion of a Nottingham banking family, and his second wife, Mary Isabella (1784–1823), eldest daughter of Augustus Pechell...

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Townshend [née Bacon], Anne, Lady Townshend (1573–1622), gentlewoman and benefactor, was born in Waxham on the north Norfolk coast in August 1573 and baptized at Cockthorpe on 7 August, the eldest of three daughters and a coheir of Sir Nathaniel Bacon (1546?–1622)...