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Ashworth [married name Jewill-Rogers], Mary Howard [May] (1863–1928), businesswoman and official typist to the houses of parliament  

Mari Takayanagi

Ashworth [married name Jewill-Rogers], Mary Howard [May] (1863–1928), businesswoman and official typist to the houses of parliament, was born in the vicarage at Holme Abbey, Cumberland, on 10 February 1863, the eldest of seven children of Arthur Ashworth (1834–1874), vicar of Holme Cultram...

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Ball, Sir (George) Joseph (1885–1961), intelligence officer and political administrator  

Robert Blake

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Ball, Sir (George) Joseph (1885–1961), intelligence officer and political administrator, was born at 24 Inkerman Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, on 21 September 1885, the son of George Ball, bookstall clerk, of Salisbury, and his wife, Sarah Ann Headey. He was educated at King's College School, Strand...

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Blackburne, Sir William (1764–1839), army and political officer in India  

A. J. Arbuthnot

revised by James Falkner

Blackburne, Sir William (1764–1839), army and political officer in India, was appointed to the Madras army as a cadet of native infantry in 1782, arrived at Madras in June 1783, and in 1784 served with the force employed under Colonel Fullarton in the campaign against the ...

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Burnes, Sir Alexander (1805–1841), political officer in India and explorer  

Katherine Prior

Burnes, Sir Alexander (1805–1841), political officer in India and explorer, fourth of the five sons of James Burnes (1780–1852), provost of Montrose, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Adam Glegg, chief magistrate of Montrose, was born on 16 May 1805 in Montrose. James Burnes (1801–1862)...

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Cavagnari, Sir Pierre Louis Napoleon (1841–1879), army and political officer in India  

G. C. Boase

revised by James Lunt

Cavagnari, Sir Pierre Louis Napoleon (1841–1879), army and political officer in India, was born on 4 July 1841 at Stenay, département of the Meuse, France; he was the son of General Adolphe Cavagnari, an Italian of 'an ancient and noble Parmesan family...

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Cavagnari, Sir Pierre Louis Napoleon (1841–1879)  

Maker: John Burke

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Sir Pierre Louis Napoleon Cavagnari (1841–1879) by John Burke, 1878–9 [centre, with the sirdars] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Close, Sir Barry, baronet (1756–1813), army officer in the East India Company and political officer in India  

Nigel Chancellor

Close, Sir Barry, baronet (1756–1813), army officer in the East India Company and political officer in India, was born on 3 December 1756 at Elm Park, co. Armagh, the third son in the family of four sons and five daughters of Maxwell Close (...

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Coote, Sir Charles, first baronet (d. 1642), soldier and political administrator  

Pádraig Lenihan

Coote, Sir Charles, first baronet (d. 1642), soldier and political administrator, was the elder of the two sons of Sir Nicholas Coote and his second wife, Eleanor Stanhope. Sir Nicholas had been a retainer of the duke of Norfolk, in whose cause he struck the attorney-general, for which he was fined ...

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Bussey, William de (d. 1264), administrator  

Andrew H. Hershey

Bussey, William de (d. 1264), administrator, was a member of the Sussex gentry family which gave its suffix to Kingston Bucy in that county. He was probably a younger son of Robert de Bussey, who was first recorded holding four knights’ fees in ...

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Durand, Sir Henry Marion (1812–1871), army and political officer in India  

Roger T. Stearn

Durand, Sir Henry Marion (1812–1871), army and political officer in India, was born on 6 November 1812 at Coulandon, France. The Life (1883) by his son gave neither Durand's father's nor his mother's name. However, Durand was apparently the illegitimate son of Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Percy (1785–1825)...

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Durand, Sir Henry Marion (1812–1871)  

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Sir Henry Marion Durand (1812–1871) by unknown engraver, pubd 1883 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Edwardes, Sir Herbert Benjamin (1819–1868), army and political officer in India  

T. R. Moreman

Edwardes, Sir Herbert Benjamin (1819–1868), army and political officer in India, was born on 12 November 1819 at Frodesley, Shropshire, the second son of the Revd Benjamin Edwardes (1790–1822), who had succeeded his own the Revd Sir John Thomas Cholmondeley Edwardes, eighth baronet, as rector of ...

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Edwardes, Sir Herbert Benjamin (1819–1868)  

Maker: Ross & Thomson

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Sir Herbert Benjamin Edwardes (1819–1868) by Ross & Thomson, c. 1860 [with his wife, Emma Sidney] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fraser, (Richard) Michael, Baron Fraser of Kilmorack (1915–1996), Conservative Party official  

Dennis Kavanagh

Fraser, (Richard) Michael, Baron Fraser of Kilmorack (1915–1996), Conservative Party official, was born on 28 October 1915 at 18 Regent Street, Nottingham, the son of Thomas (Tom) Fraser (1872–1951), a consultant physician then serving as a lieutenant-colonel in the Royal Army Medical Corps...

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Griffiths, Sir (Ernest) Roy (1926–1994), businessman and government adviser  

Terry Philpot

Griffiths, Sir (Ernest) Roy (1926–1994), businessman and government adviser, was born on 8 July 1926 in Staffordshire, the son of Ernest Griffiths, miner, and his wife, Florence, a teacher. Both his grandfathers were miners. He attended Wolstanton grammar school and won a scholarship to ...

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Hart, David (1944–2011), businessman and political adviser  

Simon Heffer

Hart, David (1944–2011), businessman and political adviser, was born at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London, on 4 February 1944, the elder son of Louis Albert (Boy) Hart (1905–1978), solicitor and later chairman of the Henry Ansbacher merchant bank, of the Old Rectory, Hoggeston, Buckinghamshire...

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Lane, George, first Viscount Lanesborough (1620–1683), political administrator and politician  

Toby Barnard

Lane, George, first Viscount Lanesborough (1620–1683), political administrator and politician, was born on 25 December 1620, the son of Sir Richard Lane, first baronet (d. 1668), of Tulske, co. Roscommon, and his second wife, Mabel, daughter and sole heir of Gerald Fitzgerald...

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Low, Sir John (1788–1880), army officer in the East India Company and political officer in India  

H. M. Chichester

revised by James Falkner

Low, Sir John (1788–1880), army officer in the East India Company and political officer in India, born at Clatto, near Cupar, Fife, on 13 December 1788, was the eldest son of Captain Robert Low of Clatto, and his wife, the daughter of Dr Robert Malcolm...

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Mackenzie, Colin (1806–1881), army and political officer in India  

A. J. Arbuthnot

revised by Roger T. Stearn

Mackenzie, Colin (1806–1881), army and political officer in India, born in London on 25 March 1806, was the penultimate son of Kenneth Francis Mackenzie (1748–1831) and his wife, Anne, née Townsend (d. 1846). His father, of the Redcastle branch of Mackenzies, was a barrister, plantation owner, and attorney-general of ...

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Macpherson, Samuel Charters (1806–1860), army and political officer in India  

Gordon Goodwin

revised by David Washbrook

Macpherson, Samuel Charters (1806–1860), army and political officer in India, born in Old Aberdeen on 7 January 1806, elder brother of John Macpherson (1817–1890) and of William Macpherson (1812–1893), was the second son of Hugh Macpherson, professor of Greek at University and King's College, Aberdeen...