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Sir John Finch (1626–1682) by Sir Peter Lely by kind permission of the Master, Fellows, and Scholars of Christ's College, Cambridge

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Finch, Sir John (1626–1682), physician and diplomat, was the fourth of the seven children, and the youngest son, of Sir Heneage Finch (1580–1631), and his first wife, Frances, daughter of Sir Edmund Bell. His mother died in 1627. His father, speaker of the ...

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Hatteclyffe, William (d. 1480), physician and diplomat, was admitted as a fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge, in June 1437. He was a foundation fellow of King's College in 1441/2. In January 1446, as an MA of the diocese of Lincoln, he was studying medicine at ...

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Percival Barton Lord (1808–1840) by John Kirkwood, pubd 1843 (after Charles Grey) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gordon Goodwin

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Lord, Percival Barton (1808–1840), diplomatic agent and surgeon, was born at Cork. He was the son of John Lord, chaplain to an institution founded by the Kingston family at Mitchelstown, co. Cork, for the relief of decayed gentlewomen. After being taught by his father he went to ...

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Sir John McNeill (1795–1883) by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, 1845 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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H. M. Chichester

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

McNeill, Sir John (1795–1883), diplomatist and surgeon, born on the island of Colonsay, Argyll, Scotland, was the third of the six sons of John McNeill (1767–1846) of Colonsay and his wife, Hester McNeill (d. 1843) of Dunmore, and the brother of Duncan McNeill, ...

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Morison, Thomas (d. 1603), physician and diplomat, is thought to have come from Aberdeen, but nothing is known of his early life, and his styling himself Aberdonanus may imply only that he was educated at Aberdeen University. He also studied in France at ...

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Paroissien, James (1784–1827), military surgeon and diplomatist, was born on 25 November 1784 at Barking, Essex, the son of Lewis Paroissien, a schoolmaster, whose Huguenot grandfather had been naturalized in 1709, and his wife, Mary. His half-brother, George, was educated at Cambridge and served as curate in ...

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Sir George Leonard Staunton, first baronet (1737–1801) by Charles Picart, 1823 (after George Engleheart, 1792) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Staunton, Sir George Leonard, first baronet (1737–1801), physician and diplomatist, was born at Cargin, co. Galway, on 10 April 1737, the only son and heir of George Staunton (1700–1780), landowner and colonel of militia, and his wife, Margaret (c.1700–1784), daughter of ...

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Wilson, Sir John Foster (1919–1999), international health administrator, was born on 20 January 1919 in Nottingham, the fifth child of the Revd George Wilson (1872–1962) and his wife, Leonora Carrick (1880–1967), daughter of the Revd John Foster and his wife, Elizabeth.

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