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Guinness, Richard Samuel (1797–1857), land agent and politician  

Christine Clark

Guinness, Richard Samuel (1797–1857), land agent and politician, was born in Dublin on 17 June 1797, the second son of Richard Guinness (1755–1829), barrister, and Mary, elder daughter of George Darley of The Scalp, co. Wicklow, and great-nephew of Arthur Guinness, founder of the ...

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MacCarthy, John George (1829–1892), land commissioner and author  

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revised by David Huddleston

MacCarthy, John George (1829–1892), land commissioner and author, born at Cork in June 1829, was the son of John MacCarthy, merchant, of Cork, and his wife, Jane, daughter of George O'Driscoll, distiller, of Cork. He was educated at St Vincent's, a local private school. In 1851 ...

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McLean, Sir Donald (1820–1877), land commissioner and politician in New Zealand  

Alan Ward

McLean, Sir Donald (1820–1877), land commissioner and politician in New Zealand, was born on 25 October 1820 at Kilmaluaig, on Tiree, Inner Hebrides, the third child of John McLean and his wife, Margaret McColl. His father is described as a tacksman, with a large lease from the ...

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Prothero, Rowland Edmund, first Baron Ernle (1851–1937), author, land agent, and politician  

G. E. Mingay

Prothero, Rowland Edmund, first Baron Ernle (1851–1937), author, land agent, and politician, was the third son of Canon George Prothero and Emma, daughter of the Revd William Money Kyrle of Homme House, Herefordshire; he was born at Clifton upon Teme, Worcestershire, on 6 September 1851. His father was the rector of ...

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Prothero, Rowland Edmund, first Baron Ernle (1851–1937)  

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Rowland Edmund Prothero, first Baron Ernle (1851–1937) by Walter Stoneman, 1931 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Thompson, Andrew (1824?–1870), land agent and land commissioner  

A. D. M. Phillips

Thompson, Andrew (1824?–1870), land agent and land commissioner, was born at High Ridge Hall, Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland, one of twelve children of Andrew Thompson, a successful and substantial farmer at High Ridge Hall. He married Sarah Ann Mullineux (c.1829–1858×61) of ...

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Wakefield, Edward (1774–1854), philanthropist, land agent, and writer on political economy  

David J. Moss

Wakefield, Edward (1774–1854), philanthropist, land agent, and writer on political economy, was born in Tottenham, Middlesex. He was the elder son of Edward Wakefield (1750–1826), merchant, and the writer Priscilla Wakefield (1750–1832), daughter of Daniel Bell. Daniel Wakefield was his younger brother. Edward...