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Barham, Joseph Foster (1759–1832), slave owner and politician, was born in London on 1 January 1759, the eldest son of Joseph Foster Barham (1729–1789), and his wife, Dorothea (d. 1781), daughter of Erasmus Vaughan of Trecŵn, Pembrokeshire. The musician and writer Thomas Foster Barham...

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Brotherton, Joseph (1783–1857), Cowherdite Bible Christian minister and politician, was born on 22 May 1783 at Whittington, near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, the son of John Brotherton (d. 1809), and his wife, Mary. John Brotherton, a one-time schoolmaster and exciseman, moved his family to ...

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Joseph Brotherton (1783–1857) by Samuel William Reynolds junior, pubd 1836 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Drummond, Henry (1786–1860), politician and apostle of the Catholic Apostolic church, eldest son of Henry Drummond (1762–1794), banker, of The Grange, near Alresford, Hampshire, and his wife, Anne (d. 1852), daughter of Henry Dundas, first Viscount Melville, was born at Alresford on 5 December 1786. His father died in 1794, and when his mother remarried and went to ...

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Henry Drummond (1786–1860) by William Holl (after George Richmond, 1856) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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(James) Keir Hardie (1856–1915) by George Charles Beresford, 1905 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hardie, (James) Keir [formerly James Kerr] (1856–1915), founder of the Labour Party, was born in Legbrannock, Lanarkshire, on 15 August 1856. He was the illegitimate son of a farm servant, Mary Kerr, and was named James Kerr. The probable father was William Aitken...

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Hindley, Charles (1796–1857), politician and factory reformer, was born on 25 June 1796 at the Fairfield Moravian Settlement, Droylsden, near Manchester. He was the third son of Ignatius Hindley (1756–1803), a muslin manufacturer in Dukinfield, Cheshire, and his wife, Mary, née Ambler (1762–1801)...

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Hodgson, William (1763/4?–1851), politician and author, was descended from an 'ancient border family' (GM), and in early life studied medicine in the Netherlands, where he developed an interest in botany. On his return to England he attended with success, through a severe illness, a member of ...

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Jowett, Frederick William (1864–1944), socialist and politician, was born on 31 January 1864 at 108 Clayton Street, Bradford, one of eight children (three of whom died in infancy) of Nathan Jowett, cotton warp dresser, and his wife, Emma Gerry. Born into a working-class household, his education was limited, and at the age of eight he started work in the ...

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Maxwell, Sir Herbert Eustace, seventh baronet (1845–1937), politician and author, was born in Edinburgh on 8 January 1845. He was the fourth (but only survivor) of the five sons of Sir William Maxwell of Monreith, sixth baronet, and his wife, Helenora, third and youngest daughter of ...

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Sir Herbert Eustace Maxwell, seventh baronet (1845–1937) by William Strang, 1917 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Paget [formerly Bayly], Henry William, first marquess of Anglesey (1768–1854), army officer and politician, was born on 17 May 1768 in London, probably at Uxbridge House, Burlington Gardens, the eldest of the twelve children of Henry Bayly (1744–1812) and his wife, Jane (...

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Henry William Paget, first marquess of Anglesey (1768–1854) by Sir Thomas Lawrence, c. 1816–17 Plas Newydd, The Anglesey Collection (The National Trust). Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Paton, Alan Stewart (1903–1988), writer, educationist, and politician, was born on 11 January 1903 at 9 Greyling Street, Pietermaritzburg, Natal, the oldest of the four children, two boys and two girls, of James Paton (1872–1930), a Scottish shorthand writer who had emigrated to ...

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Percy, Alan Ian, eighth duke of Northumberland (1880–1930), politician and propagandist, was born on 17 April 1880 in London, the seventh of the thirteen children and fourth of the seven sons of Henry George Percy, Earl Percy (1846–1918), from 1899 seventh duke of Northumberland...

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Percy, Algernon George, sixth duke of Northumberland (1810–1899), landowner and politician, was born on 29 May 1810 at 37 Grosvenor Place, London, the eldest son of George Percy (1778–1867), second earl of Beverley and fifth duke of Northumberland, and his wife, Louisa Harcourt Stuart Wortley (1781–1848)...

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Algernon George Percy, sixth duke of Northumberland (1810–1899) by James Russell & Sons © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Percy, Eustace Sutherland Campbell, Baron Percy of Newcastle (1887–1958), politician and educationist, was born in London on 21 March 1887, the twelfth of the thirteen children and youngest of the seven sons of Henry George Percy, Earl Percy (1846–1918), from 1899 seventh duke of Northumberland...

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Smith, Francis Samuel [Frank] (1854–1940), politician and Salvationist, was born in Chelsea, London, the son of Alfred John Smith. He was educated at Oxford House School, Chelsea, and apprenticed as an upholsterer in 1870. Four years later, on 28 September 1874, he married ...