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Biddulph, Sir Thomas Myddleton (1809–1878), courtier and army officer  

Arthur H. Grant

revised by K. D. Reynolds

Biddulph, Sir Thomas Myddleton (1809–1878), courtier and army officer, born on 29 July 1809, was the second son of Robert Biddulph of Ledbury and Charlotte, the daughter and coheir of Richard Myddleton MP, of Chirk Castle, of the old Welsh family of Myddleton...

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Brooke, Sir James (1803–1868), army officer and first raja of Sarawak  

R. H. W. Reece

Brooke, Sir James (1803–1868), army officer and first raja of Sarawak, was born at Secrore, a suburb of Benares, India, on 29 April 1803, the second son of Thomas Brooke (1760–1835), chief judge of the East India Company's court at Moorshabad, and his Scottish second wife, ...

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Browning, Sir Frederick Arthur Montague (1896–1965), army officer and courtier  

Stephen Badsey

Browning, Sir Frederick Arthur Montague (1896–1965), army officer and courtier, often known as Boy Browning, or as Tommy to intimates, was born on 20 December 1896, at 31 Hans Road, Brompton, London, the second child and only son of Frederick Henry Browning and his wife, ...

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Craven, William, earl of Craven (bap. 1608, d. 1697), army officer and royal servant  

R. Malcolm Smuts

Craven, William, earl of Craven (bap. 1608, d. 1697), army officer and royal servant, was baptized on 26 June 1608 at St Andrew Undershaft, London, the eldest son of the London alderman Sir William Craven (c. 1545–1618) and his wife, Elizabeth (d...

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Fraser, Simon Christopher Joseph, fifteenth Lord Lovat and fourth Baron Lovat (1911–1995), army officer and landowner  

Philip Warner

Fraser, Simon Christopher Joseph, fifteenth Lord Lovat and fourth Baron Lovat (1911–1995), army officer and landowner, was born in Scotland on 9 July 1911, the elder son and oldest of the five children of Simon Joseph Fraser, fourteenth Lord Lovat and third Baron Lovat...

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Fraser, Simon Joseph, fourteenth Lord Lovat and third Baron Lovat (1871–1933), army officer and landowner  

John Martin

Fraser, Simon Joseph, fourteenth Lord Lovat and third Baron Lovat (1871–1933), army officer and landowner, was born at his ancestral home, Beaufort Castle, Beauly, Inverness-shire on 25 November 1871, the second son of Simon Fraser, thirteenth Lord Lovat and second Baron Lovat (1828–1887)...

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Frederick, Prince, duke of York and Albany (1763–1827), army officer and bishop of Osnabrück  

H. M. Stephens

revised by John Van der Kiste

Frederick, Prince, duke of York and Albany (1763–1827), army officer and bishop of Osnabrück, was the second son of George III and Queen Charlotte. He was born at St James's Palace, London, on 16 August 1763, and on 27 February 1764 was elected to the bishopric of ...

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George, Prince, second duke of Cambridge (1819–1904), army officer  

Edward M. Spiers

George, Prince, second duke of Cambridge (1819–1904), army officer, was born George William Frederick Charles, the only son of Adolphus Frederick, first duke of Cambridge (1774–1850), the youngest son of George III. His mother was Augusta Wilhelmina Louisa (1797–1889), daughter of Frederick, landgrave of Hesse-Cassel...

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Gilliat, Sir Martin John (1913–1993), army officer and courtier  

Hugo Vickers

Gilliat, Sir Martin John (1913–1993), army officer and courtier, was born on 8 February 1913, the younger son and second of the three children of Lieutenant-Colonel John Babington Gilliat (1868–1949), army officer and landowner, of Hertfordshire, and his wife, Muriel Helen Lycette, née...

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Gordon, William, of Fyvie (1736–1816), army officer and courtier  

Judy Egerton

Gordon, William, of Fyvie (1736–1816), army officer and courtier, was the eldest son of William Gordon, second earl of Aberdeen (bap. 1679, d. 1745), and his third wife, Lady Anne Gordon (d. 1791), daughter of Alexander Gordon, second earl of Gordon...

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Grey, Charles (1804–1870), army officer and courtier  

K. D. Reynolds

Grey, Charles (1804–1870), army officer and courtier, second surviving son of Charles Grey, second Earl Grey (1764–1845), and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Ponsonby (1776–1861), was born at Howick Hall, Northumberland, on 15 March 1804. He was educated at home under the supervision of his father, and entered the ...

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Howard, Miles Francis Stapleton Fitzalan-, seventeenth duke of Norfolk (1915–2002), army officer and courtier  

P. L. Dickinson

Howard, Miles Francis Stapleton Fitzalan-, seventeenth duke of Norfolk (1915–2002), army officer and courtier, was born at 49 Eaton Place, London, on 21 July 1915, the eldest of the eight children (four sons and four daughters) of Bernard Edward Fitzalan-Howard, third Baron Howard of Glossop...

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Keppel, Arnold Joost van, first earl of Albemarle (1669/70–1718), courtier and army officer  

James Falkner

Keppel, Arnold Joost van, first earl of Albemarle (1669/70–1718), courtier and army officer, was born in 1669 or 1670, probably in Gelderland, United Provinces, and was probably baptized on 30 January 1670 at Zutphen in Gelderland, the son of Osewalt van Keppel, lord of ...

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O'Brien, Murrough, first earl of Inchiquin (c. 1614–1674), nobleman and army officer  

Patrick Little

O'Brien, Murrough, first earl of Inchiquin (c. 1614–1674), nobleman and army officer, was the eldest son of Dermod O'Brien, fifth Baron Inchiquin (1594–1624), and his wife, Ellen, eldest daughter of Sir Edmond Fitzgerald of Cloyne.

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Scott, Henry, third duke of Buccleuch and fifth duke of Queensberry (1746–1812), landowner and army officer  

Alexander Murdoch

Scott, Henry, third duke of Buccleuch and fifth duke of Queensberry (1746–1812), landowner and army officer, was born in London on 13 September 1746, the second but eldest surviving son of Francis Scott, styled earl of Dalkeith (1721–1750), and his wife, Caroline, Baroness Greenwich...

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Thesiger, Frederic Augustus, second Baron Chelmsford (1827–1905), army officer and courtier  

J. P. C. Laband

Thesiger, Frederic Augustus, second Baron Chelmsford (1827–1905), army officer and courtier, was born on 31 May 1827, the eldest of the seven children of Frederick Thesiger, first Baron Chelmsford (1794–1878), lawyer, tory MP and lord high chancellor, and his wife, Anna Maria (...

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William Augustus, Prince, duke of Cumberland (1721–1765), army officer  

W. A. Speck

William Augustus, Prince, duke of Cumberland (1721–1765), army officer, was born at Leicester House, London, on 15 April 1721, the second surviving son of George, prince of Wales, the future George II, and his wife, Caroline. The eldest son, Frederick, was still abroad in ...