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Beauchamp, Richard, thirteenth earl of Warwick (1382–1439), magnate  

Christine Carpenter

Beauchamp, Richard, thirteenth earl of Warwick (1382–1439), magnate, was the eldest son of Thomas Beauchamp, twelfth earl of Warwick (1337x9–1401), and of Margaret (d. 1407), daughter of William, third Lord Ferrers of Groby.

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Bertie, Peregrine, thirteenth Baron Willoughby of Willoughby, Beck, and Eresby (1555–1601), nobleman and soldier  

D. J. B. Trim

Bertie, Peregrine, thirteenth Baron Willoughby of Willoughby, Beck, and Eresby (1555–1601), nobleman and soldier, was born on 12 October 1555 in Wesel, Cleves, the only son of Richard Bertie (1517–1582), landowner and religious evangelical, and his wife, Katherine [see Bertie, Katherine, duchess of Suffolk (1519–1580)...

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Bourchier, William, third earl of Bath (1557–1623), nobleman and administrator  

Ian Cooper

Bourchier, William, third earl of Bath (1557–1623), nobleman and administrator, was the only son of John Bourchier, Lord Fitzwarren or Fitzwarine (1529–1557), and his wife, Frances (d. 1586), third daughter of Sir Thomas Kitson of Hengrave (1485–1540). He was probably born at ...

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Brandon, Charles, first duke of Suffolk (c. 1484–1545), magnate, courtier, and soldier  

S. J. Gunn

Brandon, Charles, first duke of Suffolk (c. 1484–1545), magnate, courtier, and soldier, was the second but only surviving son of Sir William Brandon (d. 1485) and his wife, Elizabeth Bruyn (d. 1494) of South Ockendon. The manner of Sir William's death, killed at ...

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Brooke, William, tenth Baron Cobham (1527–1597), nobleman and diplomat  

Julian Lock

Brooke, William, tenth Baron Cobham (1527–1597), nobleman and diplomat, was born on 1 November 1527, the eldest of seven surviving sons (there were also four daughters) of George Brooke, ninth Baron Cobham (c. 1497–1558), soldier and landowner, and his wife, Anne (c...

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Browne, Anthony, first Viscount Montagu (1528–1592), nobleman and courtier  

J. G. Elzinga

Browne, Anthony, first Viscount Montagu (1528–1592), nobleman and courtier, was born on 29 November 1528, the eldest of seven sons of Sir Anthony Browne (c. 1500–1548), courtier, of Cowdray Park, Sussex, and his first wife, Alice (d. 1540), daughter of Sir John Gage (1479–1556)...

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Burghersh, Bartholomew, the elder, second Lord Burghersh (d. 1355), magnate and administrator  

Anthony Verduyn

Burghersh, Bartholomew, the elder, second Lord Burghersh (d. 1355), magnate and administrator, was a younger son of Robert Burghersh (d. 1306), constable of Dover Castle and warden of the Cinque Ports, and Maud, sister of Bartholomew Badlesmere. Burghersh (after Burwash, Sussex) inherited the modest family estates in ...

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Butler, Thomas, tenth earl of Ormond and third earl of Ossory (1531–1614), nobleman  

David Edwards

Butler, Thomas, tenth earl of Ormond and third earl of Ossory (1531–1614), nobleman, was born about February 1531, the eldest of seven sons and heir of James Butler, ninth earl of Ormond and second earl of Ossory (b. in or after 1496, d. 1546)...

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Cameron, Sir Ewen, of Lochiel (1629–1719), clan chief  

Edward M. Furgol

Cameron, Sir Ewen, of Lochiel (1629–1719), clan chief, was born at his maternal grandfather's seat, Kilchurn Castle, in February 1629, the son of John McAllan Cameron and Margaret, eldest daughter of Sir Robert Campbell of Glenfalloch (afterwards of Glenorchy). Immediately recognizable to many, owing to the production of the Jacobite ...

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Campbell family of Glenorchy (per. 1432–1631), nobility  

Jane E. A. Dawson

Campbell family of Glenorchy (per. 1432–1631), nobility, formed the principal cadet branch of clan Campbell and in the early modern period constituted one of the most successful Scottish noble houses. They entered the peerage, as earls of Breadalbane, in 1681, exploiting a mixture of highland and lowland techniques to ensure their rise to prominence, as they came to dominate the central highlands of ...

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Campbell, Archibald, seventh earl of Argyll (1575/6–1638), magnate and politician  

John Callow

Campbell, Archibald, seventh earl of Argyll (1575/6–1638), magnate and politician, was the elder surviving son of Colin Campbell, sixth earl of Argyll (c. 1542–1584), and his second wife, Lady Annas or Agnes Keith (c. 1540–1588), eldest daughter of William Keith, fourth Earl Marischal...

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Campbell, Archibald, marquess of Argyll (1605x7–1661), nobleman and politician  

David Stevenson

Campbell, Archibald, marquess of Argyll (1605x7–1661), nobleman and politician, was born between August 1605 and April 1607, the son of Archibald Campbell, seventh earl of Argyll (1575/6–1638), and his first wife, Lady Anne Douglas (1574–1607), daughter of William Douglas, sixth earl of Morton...

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Campbell, Archibald, ninth earl of Argyll (1629–1685), politician and clan leader  

David Stevenson

Campbell, Archibald, ninth earl of Argyll (1629–1685), politician and clan leader, was born on 26 February 1629 at Newbattle Abbey, Edinburghshire, the son of Archibald Campbell, Lord Lorne and later eighth earl and marquess of Argyll (1605x7–1661), and his wife, Lady Margaret (1610–1678)...

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Campbell, John [called Iain Glas], first earl of Breadalbane and Holland (1634–1717), magnate and politician  

Paul Hopkins

Campbell, John [called Iain Glas], first earl of Breadalbane and Holland (1634–1717), magnate and politician, was born on 29 May 1634 at Stronmillochan, Glenorchy, Argyll, the eldest son of Sir John Campbell of Glenorchy, fourth baronet (d. 1686), and his first wife, ...

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Cary [née Morison], Lettice, Viscountess Falkland (c. 1612–1647), noblewoman and benefactor  

Elizabeth Allen

Cary [née Morison], Lettice, Viscountess Falkland (c. 1612–1647), noblewoman and benefactor, was the daughter of Sir Richard Moryson (c. 1571–1628) [see under Moryson, Fynes], vice-president of Munster, and Mary (d. 1654), daughter of Sir Henry Harington, sometime resident of ...

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Cave, Sir Ambrose (c. 1503–1568), knight of the hospital of St John of Jerusalem and administrator  

Sybil M. Jack

Cave, Sir Ambrose (c. 1503–1568), knight of the hospital of St John of Jerusalem and administrator, was the fourth or fifth son of Richard Cave (d. 1542) of Stanford, Northamptonshire, and his second wife, Margaret, daughter of John Saxby of Northampton. He satisfied the criteria of nobility of birth necessary for admission as a knight of the English ...

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Cavendish [née Bruce], Christian [Christiana], countess of Devonshire (1595–1675), royalist noblewoman  

Victor Stater

Cavendish [née Bruce], Christian [Christiana], countess of Devonshire (1595–1675), royalist noblewoman, was born on 25 December 1595, the daughter of Edward Bruce, first Lord Bruce of Kinloss (1548/9–1611), master of the rolls, and his wife, Magdalen Clerk, daughter of Alexander Clerk of ...

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Cavendish [née Freeman-Mitford], Deborah Vivien (Debo), Duchess of Devonshire (1920–2014), chatelaine and author  

Richard Davenport-Hines

Cavendish [née Freeman-Mitford], Deborah Vivien (Debo), Duchess of Devonshire (1920–2014), chatelaine and author, was born on 31 March 1920 at 49 Victoria Road, Kensington, London, the seventh and youngest child of David Bertram Ogilvy Freeman-Mitford, second Baron Redesdale (...

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Cavendish, William, fifth duke of Devonshire (1748–1811), nobleman  

Michael Durban

Cavendish, William, fifth duke of Devonshire (1748–1811), nobleman, was born on 14 December 1748, the eldest of the four children of William Cavendish, fourth duke of Devonshire (bap. 1720, d. 1764), politician, and his wife, Charlotte Elizabeth Boyle, Baroness Clifford (1731–1754), daughter and heir of ...

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Cavendish, William, first earl of Devonshire (1551–1626), nobleman  

Carole Levin

Cavendish, William, first earl of Devonshire (1551–1626), nobleman, was born on 27 December 1551, the second son of Sir William Cavendish (1508–1557), administrator, of Chatsworth, Derbyshire, and his third wife, Elizabeth [see Talbot, Elizabeth, countess of Shrewsbury (1527–1608)], noblewoman, daughter and coheir of ...