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Best, Henry (c. 1592–1645), landowner and farmer, was probably born in Hutton Cranswick, Yorkshire, the second of the five sons and one daughter of James Best (d. 1617), yeoman of Hutton Cranswick (later gentleman of Elmswell, Yorkshire), and his wife, Dorothy (...

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Grant, Sir George Macpherson-, third baronet (1839–1907), cattle breeder, landowner, and politician, was born on 12 August 1839, probably at Ballindalloch, Banffshire. He was the eldest son of Sir John Macpherson-Grant (1804–1850) and his wife, Marion Helen Campbell (1810–1855). His father was the second baronet and grandson of ...

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Wells, Nathaniel (1779–1852), slave owner and landowner, was born on St Kitts in the Leeward Islands on 10 September 1779, one of at least six children of William Wells (1730–1794), a St Kitts sugar planter and merchant. His mother was Juggy (d...