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Cuffe [Cuff], Henry (1562/3–1601), classical scholar and secretary to the earl of Essex, is believed to have been the youngest son of Robert Cuffe, of Donyatt, Somerset. The senior branch of the family were modest landowners at Creech St Michael, near Taunton. A ...

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Frederick North, fifth earl of Guilford (1766–1827) by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, 1815 Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Gift of James Fairfax 1992, Art Gallery of New South Wales, photograph: Ray Woodbury for AGNSW

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North, Frederick, fifth earl of Guilford (1766–1827), colonial governor and philhellene, was born on 7 February 1766, the youngest of the three surviving sons of Frederick North, second earl of Guilford (1732–1792) (who as Lord North was prime minister), and his wife, Anne (...

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Rodd, James Rennell, first Baron Rennell (1858–1941), diplomatist and classical scholar, was born in London on 9 November 1858, the only son of a Cornishman, Major James Rennell Rodd, of the Duke of Cornwall's light infantry, and his wife, Elizabeth Anne, third daughter of ...

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Sinker, Sir (Algernon) Paul (1905–1977), classicist and civil servant, was born on 13 April 1905 in Slough, Buckinghamshire, the only child of Robert Sinker (1868–1941), a Church of England clergyman, and his second wife, Jessie Mildred, née Barrett (1873–1908). Baptized Algernon after a benefactor in his father's parish, he was always known by his second name, ...