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Buller, Reginald Edward Manningham-, first Viscount Dilhorne (1905–1980), lawyer and politician, was born at Latimer House, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, on 1 August 1905, the eldest of five children and the only son of Sir Mervyn Manningham-Buller, third baronet (1876–1956), a soldier and later MP, and his wife, ...

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Cave, George, Viscount Cave (1856–1928), lawyer and politician, was born on 23 February 1856 at 67 Cheapside, London, the second son of Thomas Cave (1825–1894), a City of London merchant, and his wife, Elizabeth (1827/8–1925), daughter of Jasper Shallcrass of Banstead, Surrey, who were married in 1849. ...

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Fyfe, David Patrick Maxwell, earl of Kilmuir (1900–1967), politician and lawyer, was born on 29 May 1900 at 60 Morningside Drive, Edinburgh, the only child by his second marriage to Isabella Campbell (b. c.1860), a schoolteacher, of William Thomson Fyfe (...

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Giffard, Hardinge Stanley, first earl of Halsbury (1823–1921), judge, was born at 12 Penton Street, Pentonville, London, on 3 September 1823. He was the third son of Stanley Lees Giffard LLD (1788–1858) and his first wife, Susanna Meares, daughter of Francis Moran JP...

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Harcourt, Simon, first Viscount Harcourt (1661?–1727), lawyer and politician, was born probably in December 1661, the only son of Sir Philip Harcourt (bap. 1638, d. 1688), a landowner and politician of Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, and his first wife, Anne (d...

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Havers, (Robert) Michael Oldfield, Baron Havers (1923–1992), lawyer and politician, was born on 10 March 1923 at 126 Mortlake Road, North Sheen, Surrey, the second of three sons and third of four children of Sir Cecil Robert Havers (1889–1977), barrister and High Court...

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Pratt, Charles, first Earl Camden (1714–1794), lawyer and politician, was born in Kensington, London, and baptized there on 21 March 1714, the third son of Sir John Pratt (1657–1725), MP and later lord chief justice of king's bench, and his second wife, Elizabeth (...

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Rolfe, Robert Monsey, Baron Cranworth (1790–1868), judge, was born at Cranworth in Norfolk on 18 December 1790, the elder son of Edmund Rolfe (1762/3–1795), curate of Cranworth and rector of Cockley-Clay, and his wife, Jemima, fifth daughter of William Alexander, and granddaughter of ...

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Simon, John Allsebrook, first Viscount Simon (1873–1954), politician and lawyer, was born on 28 February 1873 at 16 Yarburgh Street, a terraced house in Moss Side, Manchester, the only son and elder child of the Revd Edwin Simon (1843–1920) and his wife, Fanny Allsebrook (1846–1936)...

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Smith, Frederick Edwin, first earl of Birkenhead (1872–1930), lawyer and politician, was born on 12 July 1872 in Pilgrim Street, Birkenhead, the second of five surviving children of Frederick Smith (1845–1888), estate agent, barrister, and local politician, and his wife, Elizabeth (1842–1928), daughter of ...

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Somers, John, Baron Somers (1651–1716), lawyer and politician, was born on 4 March 1651, either at White Ladies, Claines, near Worcester, formerly his grandfather's house and at that time owned by his aunt, or at his parents' house in College Churchyard, adjacent to ...