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Belasyse [née Cromwell], Mary, Countess Fauconberg (bap. 1637, d. 1713), daughter of Oliver Cromwell, was born in Ely, Cambridgeshire, and baptized at St John's Church, Huntingdon, on 9 February 1637, the eighth of nine children and the third of four daughters of ...

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Claypole [Cleypole, Claypoole; née Cromwell], Elizabeth (bap. 1629, d. 1658), daughter of Oliver Cromwell, was born in Huntingdon and baptized at St John's Church there on 2 July 1629, the sixth of nine children and the second of four daughters of Oliver Cromwell (1599–1658)...

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Hastings, Marian [née Anna Maria Apollonia Chapuset; other married name Marian von Imhoff, Baroness von Imhoff] (1747–1837), wife of Warren Hastings, was, on the evidence of the act granting her British nationality in 1796, born in Nuremberg. No date is stated, but a secondary source indicates 2 February 1747. Her grandfather was ...

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Marian Hastings (1747–1837) by Johan Zoffany, 1784–7 [The Hastings: and Warren Hastings (1732-1818), with an Indian servant ] © reserved

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More [née Harpur; other married name Middleton], Alice, Lady More (b. in or after 1474, d. in or before 1551), second wife of Sir Thomas More, was born, probably at Epping, Essex, to Elizabeth (d. in or after 1510), coheir of ...

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Parnell [née Wood; other married name O'Shea], Katharine (1845–1921), political intermediary and wife of Charles Stewart Parnell, was born on 30 January 1845 at Glazenwood, Essex. She was the thirteenth child of Sir John Page Wood (1796–1866) [see under Wood, Sir Matthew...

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Roper [née More], Margaret (1505–1544), scholar and daughter of Sir Thomas More, was probably born in October 1505, the eldest child of Thomas More (1478–1535) and his first wife, Jane Colt (d. 1511). She spent much of her early life in the centre of the city of ...

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Margaret Roper (1505–1544) by Hans Holbein the younger, c. 1535–6 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund, 1950. (50.69.2) Photograph © 1994 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Staël von Holstein, (Anne-Louise) Germaine [née (Anne-Louise) Germaine Necker; known as Germaine de Staël], Baroness Staël von Holstein in the Swedish nobility (1766–1817), writer and salon leader, was born on 22 April 1766 in rue de Cléry, Paris, France, the only child of ...

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Vere, John de, sixteenth earl of Oxford (1516–1562), magnate and rake, was the eldest of four sons (there were also four daughters) of John de Vere fifteenth earl of Oxford (1482–1540), and his second wife, Elizabeth Trussell (b. 1496, d...