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Balliol [Baliol], Alexander de (d. 1310?), nobleman and administrator, was the second son of Henry de Balliol (d. 1246), chamberlain of Scotland, and his wife, Lora de Valognes (d. in or before 1272). Alexander, who was lord of Cavers in Roxburghshire, is clearly distinguishable from his namesake and contemporary, ...

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Balliol [Baliol], Henry de (d. 1246), nobleman and administrator, was the youngest brother of Hugh de Balliol (d. 1229) of Barnard Castle; together with another of his elder brothers, Ingelram or Ingram (d. c.1244), he was the first of his family to acquire lands and interests in ...

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Beauchamp, John, first Baron Beauchamp of Powick (c. 1400–1475), nobleman and administrator, was the son and eventually the heir of Sir William Beauchamp of Powick in Worcestershire (c.1370–c.1421) and his wife, Katherine Usflete (d. after 1436). Sir William...

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Erskine family (per. c. 1350–c. 1450), administrators and noblemen, became important in the court politics and government of Scotland in the second half of the fourteenth century. Established in Renfrewshire by the thirteenth century, the Erskines were followers of the Stewarts, and it was after the capture of ...

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Grey, John, second Lord Grey of Wilton (d. 1323), nobleman and administrator, was the son of Reynold, first Lord Grey, and his wife, Matilda. He was at least forty at his father's death in 1308 and inherited lands in Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wilton, Herefordshire...

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Grey, Reynold, third Baron Grey of Ruthin (c. 1362–1440), nobleman and administrator, was the eldest son of Reynold Grey, second Baron Grey of Ruthin (d. 1388), and of his wife, Eleanor (d. 1396), daughter of John, second Baron Strange of Blackmere...

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Hungerford, Robert, third Baron Hungerford and Baron Moleyns (c. 1423–1464), nobleman and administrator, was the eldest son of Robert Hungerford, second Baron Hungerford (c. 1400–1459), and Margaret Botreaux (d. 1478). He was born in the early 1420s—he was of age by 1445—and was married by 1439 to ...

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Hungerford, Walter, first Baron Hungerford (1378–1449), soldier, administrator, and speaker of the House of Commons, was the fourth but only surviving son of Sir Thomas Hungerford (d. 1397) of Farleigh Montfort, Somerset, being the elder son of his second marriage, to Joan (...

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Paulet, William, first marquess of Winchester (1474/5?–1572), administrator and nobleman, was born at Fisherton-Delamare in Wiltshire, the eldest of four sons of Sir John Paulet (1453/4–1525), soldier, of Basing in Hampshire and Nunney in Somerset [see under Paulet, Sir Amias (c. 1457-1538)...

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William Paulet, first marquess of Winchester (1474/5?5–1572) by unknown artist, 1560s? © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Tovi the Proud (fl. 1018–1042), nobleman and administrator, was probably of Danish descent. He is remembered as the founder of the college of secular canons at Holy Cross, Waltham, in Essex. The Waltham chronicle, composed between 1177 and 1189, describes the miraculous discovery of the ‘Black Rood’, a life-sized figure of the crucified ...