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Allen, Mary Sophia (1878–1964), police officer, was born on 12 March 1878 at 2 Marlborough Terrace, Newport Road, Roath, Glamorgan, the daughter of Thomas Isaac Allen (1841–1911), a superintendent of the Great Western Railway, and his wife, Margaret Sophia Carlyle (...

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J. T. Gilbert

revised by Peter Gray

Burke, Thomas Henry (1829–1882), civil servant, born on 29 May 1829, was the second son of William Burke (1794–1877) of Knocknagur, co. Galway, and Fanny Xaveria (d. 1874), only daughter of Thomas Tucker of Brook Lodge, Sussex, and his wife, Maryanne, sister of ...

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Butler, James, first duke of Ormond (1610–1688), lord lieutenant of Ireland, was born at Clerkenwell, Middlesex, on 19 October 1610.

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Cornwallis, Sir Thomas (1518/19–1604), administrator, was the eldest son of Sir John Cornwallis (c.1491–1544), steward of the household of Prince Edward from 1538 to 1544, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Edward Sulyard of Otes, Essex. He was admitted to Lincoln's Inn...

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Howard, Henry, earl of Northampton (1540–1614), courtier, administrator, and author, was born on 24 February 1540 at Shottesham, Norfolk, the second son of Henry Howard, styled earl of Surrey (1516/17–1547), poet and courtier, and his wife, Lady Frances de Vere (1517–1577), daughter of ...

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Hunt, John Joseph Benedict, Baron Hunt of Tanworth (1919–2008), civil servant, was born at Northcote, Queens Road, Minehead, Somerset, on 23 October 1919, the elder son of Lieutenant (later Major) Arthur Lionel Hunt (d. 1959), an officer in the Royal Artillery, and his wife, ...

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Lovell, Sir Thomas (c. 1449–1524), administrator and speaker of the House of Commons, was the son of Ralph Lovell of Beachamwell, a cadet of the Lovells of Barton Bendish, a minor family of Norfolk gentry. Like many men of his station, he sought his fortune through study of the law. He was admitted to ...

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Michael Evelyn

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Mathew, Sir Theobald (1898–1964), lawyer and public servant, was born in London on 4 November 1898, the elder son of Charles James Mathew (1872–1923), barrister and briefly (1922–3) Labour MP for Whitechapel, and his wife, Anna, daughter of James Archbold Cassidy, of Monasterevan, co. Kildare...

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Meynell [née Kilroy], Dame Alix Hester Marie, Lady Meynell (1903–1999), civil servant, was born at Felixstowe, The Park, Nottingham, on 2 February 1903, the second daughter and second child in the family of four daughters and one son of Lancelot Kilroy (...

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Mogg, William Rees-, Baron Rees-Mogg (1928–2012), newspaper editor and public servant, was born at 13 Pembroke Road, Clifton, Bristol, on 14 July 1928, the youngest of three children and only son of Edmund Fletcher Rees-Mogg (1889–1962), a Somerset landowner, and his wife, Beatrice, ...

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Mordaunt, John, second Baron Mordaunt (1508–1571), landowner and administrator, was the eldest son of John Mordaunt, first Baron Mordaunt (c. 1480x85–1562), and his wife, Elizabeth Vere. He married, before 24 February 1526, Ela, daughter of John FitzLewis (son and heir of Sir Richard FitzLewis...

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Paulet, William, first marquess of Winchester (1474/5?–1572), administrator and nobleman, was born at Fisherton-Delamare in Wiltshire, the eldest of four sons of Sir John Paulet (1453/4–1525), soldier, of Basing in Hampshire and Nunney in Somerset [see under Paulet, Sir Amias (c. 1457-1538)...

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Plowden, Edwin Noel Auguste, Baron Plowden (1907–2001), industrialist and public servant, was born on 6 January 1907 at the Mansion House, Strachur, Argyll, the second of three sons and second of four children of Roger Herbert Plowden (1853–1921), banker and landed proprietor, and his second wife, ...

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Tennant [née Abraham], Margery Mary Edith Josephine Pia [May] (1869–1946), factory inspector, was born on 5 April 1869 in Rathgar, co. Dublin, the only daughter of Dr George Whitley Abraham, lawyer, and his wife, Margaret Curtin.

May Abraham was educated privately, mainly by her father, and never achieved any formal qualification. Although brought up a Roman Catholic, she later joined the ...

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Tuck [née McDermott], Mary (1928–1996), social scientist and civil servant, was born on 5 May 1928 in St Helens, Lancashire, the daughter of Stephen McDermott (1883–1929) and his wife, Theresa, née Taylor (1896–1982), both schoolteachers. Her father had been born in Ireland...

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Tuke, Sir Brian (d. 1545), administrator, was the son of Richard Tuke (d. 1498?), of Kent, and his wife, Agnes Bland of Nottinghamshire. His father may have been a member of the household of Thomas Howard, second duke of Norfolk. By 1518 ...

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Wotton, Edward, first Baron Wotton (1548–1628), diplomat and administrator, was born at Boughton Manor, Boughton Malherbe, Kent, the second but first surviving son among the six sons and three daughters of Thomas Wotton (b. in or before 1521, d. 1587) [see under...