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Allen, William (1704–1780), landowner and politician in America  

Benjamin H. Newcomb

Allen, William (1704–1780), landowner and politician in America, was born on 5 August 1704 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to William Allen (d. c.1725), merchant, and his wife, known only by her maiden name, Budd. They were Presbyterians from Dungannon, Tyrone, to whom ...

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Aucher, Sir Anthony (d. 1558), administrator and landowner  

J. D. Alsop

Aucher, Sir Anthony (d. 1558), administrator and landowner, was the only surviving son and heir of James Aucher (d. 1509), gentleman, of Otterden, Kent, and his wife, Alice Hill. The father, a son and heir of John and Margaret Aucher, was the successful head of a minor gentry family who bequeathed much of his estate to the church. In his will of 1 January 1509 he entrusted his son to ...

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Baillie, George, of Jerviswood (1664–1738), landowner and politician  

Barbara C. Murison

Baillie, George, of Jerviswood (1664–1738), landowner and politician, born on 16 March 1664 at Jerviswood Tower, Lanarkshire, was the eldest child of Robert Baillie (d. 1684) and of his wife and cousin Rachel Johnston (d. 1697), daughter of the Presbyterian martyr Sir Archibald Johnston, ...

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Baillie, George, of Jerviswood (1664–1738)  

Maker: William Aikman

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George Baillie of Jerviswood (1664–1738) by William Aikman, 1717 in a private Scottish collection

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Bankes [née Hawtrey], Mary, Lady Bankes (d. 1661), royalist landholder  

Barbara Donagan

Bankes [née Hawtrey], Mary, Lady Bankes (d. 1661), royalist landholder, was the only daughter and an heir of Ralph Hawtrey (1570–1638) and his wife, Mary Altham (1578–1647). The Hawtreys claimed Norman descent and established themselves in Ruislip, Middlesex, in the sixteenth century. In 1618 she married ...

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Bardolf, Thomas, fifth Baron Bardolf (1369–1408), landowner and rebel  

Henry Summerson

Bardolf, Thomas, fifth Baron Bardolf (1369–1408), landowner and rebel, was born at Birling, Kent, on 22 December 1369, the son of William, fourth Baron Bardolf (1349–1386), and his wife, Agnes (d. 1403), the daughter of Michael Poynings, first Lord Poynings (c. 1318–1369)...

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Barnham, Sir Francis (bap. 1576, d. 1646?), local politician and landowner  

Stephen Wright

Barnham, Sir Francis (bap. 1576, d. 1646?), local politician and landowner, was baptized at Hollingbourne, Kent, on 20 October 1576, the eldest son of Martin Barnham of Hollingbourne (bap. 1548, d. 1610) and his first wife, Ursula (d. 1579), daughter of ...

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Basset, Francis, Baron de Dunstanville and first Baron Basset (1757–1835)  

Maker: Thomas Gainsborough

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Francis Basset, Baron de Dunstanville and first Baron Basset (1757–1835) by Thomas Gainsborough, c. 1786 in the collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, William A. Clark

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Basset, Francis, Baron de Dunstanville and first Baron Basset (1757–1835), politician and landowner  

Roland Thorne

Basset, Francis, Baron de Dunstanville and first Baron Basset (1757–1835), politician and landowner, was born at Walcot, Oxfordshire, on 9 August 1757, first-born of two sons and five daughters of Francis Basset (1715–1769), MP and landowner, of Tehidy, Cornwall, and his wife, Margaret...

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Beauchamp, John, first Baron Beauchamp of Kidderminster (d. 1388), administrator and landowner  

Linda Clark

Beauchamp, John, first Baron Beauchamp of Kidderminster (d. 1388), administrator and landowner, came from Holt in Worcestershire, and belonged to a cadet branch of the great family of Beauchamp, whose head was the earl of Warwick. He was the son of another John (...

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Blount, Thomas (1605/6–1678), landowner and local politician  

Anita McConnell and Tim Wales

Blount, Thomas (1605/6–1678), landowner and local politician, was the second son of the six sons and two daughters born to Edward Blount (1559–1618), lawyer and landowner, and his second wife, Fortune, daughter of the London merchant Sir William Garway (Garraway). The Blount family held the manor and ...

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Bodrugan [Trenowith], Sir Henry (c. 1426–1487x1503), landowner and rebel  

Philippa C. Maddern

Bodrugan [Trenowith], Sir Henry (c. 1426–1487x1503), landowner and rebel, sometimes called Henry Trenowith, was the son and heir of Sir William Bodrugan of Newham, Cornwall (c.1398–1441), and of Philippa, daughter of Sir John Arundel of Lanherne, Cornwall (fl. 1426–1450). He was descended through his paternal great-grandmother, ...

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Bonville, William, first Baron Bonville (1392–1461), administrator and landowner  

Martin Cherry

Bonville, William, first Baron Bonville (1392–1461), administrator and landowner, was probably born at Shute, near Axminster, Devon, the son of John Bonville (d. 1396) and his wife, Elizabeth Fitzroger (b. c.1370, d. in or before 1421), and heir to both his father and grandfather, ...

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Boyle, Richard, first earl of Cork (1566–1643)  

Maker: Isaac Oliver

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Richard Boyle, first earl of Cork (1566–1643) by Isaac Oliver, c. 1610–15 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Boyle, Richard, first earl of Cork (1566–1643), landowner and administrator  

Toby Barnard

Boyle, Richard, first earl of Cork (1566–1643), landowner and administrator, was born at Preston, near Faversham in Kent, on 13 October 1566, the second son of Roger Boyle (d. 1576), landowner, and his wife, Joan, daughter of Robert Naylor. Roger Boyle, a cadet of a ...

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Browne, Thomas, fourth Viscount Kenmare (1726–1795), landowner and politician  

Liam Chambers

Browne, Thomas, fourth Viscount Kenmare (1726–1795), landowner and politician, was born in April 1726, probably at Killarney, co. Kerry, the second of four children of Valentine Browne, third Viscount Kenmare (1695–1736), landowner, and his first wife, Honoria Butler (d. 1730), daughter of ...

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Bruce, Alexander, second earl of Kincardine (c. 1629–1680), landowner and politician  

Clare Jackson

Bruce, Alexander, second earl of Kincardine (c. 1629–1680), landowner and politician, was the second son of Sir George Bruce (d. 1643) and his wife, Mary, daughter of Sir John Preston of Valleyfield. In 1645 Bruce matriculated at St Leonard's College, St Andrews...

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Bruce, Alexander, second earl of Kincardine (c. 1629–1680)  

Maker: Adriaen Hanneman

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Alexander Bruce, second earl of Kincardine (c. 1629–1680) by Adriaen Hanneman, c. 1660 The Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, K.T.