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Deering [formerly Gandy], John Peter (1787–1850), architect and classical archaeologist  

Virginia Novarra

Deering [formerly Gandy], John Peter (1787–1850), architect and classical archaeologist, was born on 19 March 1787 and baptized in London on 2 May at St James’s Church, Piccadilly. He was the youngest of the twelve children of Thomas Rowland Gandy (1744–1814) and his wife, ...

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Douglas, Archibald James Edward, first Baron Douglas (1748–1827)  

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Archibald James Edward Douglas, first Baron Douglas (1748–1827) by George Willison, 1769 in the collection of Lennoxlove House; photograph courtesy the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Douglas [formerly Stewart], Archibald James Edward, first Baron Douglas (1748–1827), litigant and politician  

William C. Lowe

Douglas [formerly Stewart], Archibald James Edward, first Baron Douglas (1748–1827), litigant and politician, the son of Sir John Stewart of Grandtully, third baronet (1687–1764), and his wife, Lady Jane Douglas (1698–1753), was born on 10 July 1748 at faubourg St Germain, Paris...

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Jackson, Arthur Mason Tippetts (1866–1909)  

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Pakington, Robert (b. in or before 1489, d. 1536), member of parliament and murder victim  

Peter Marshall

Pakington, Robert (b. in or before 1489, d. 1536), member of parliament and murder victim, was born at Stanford-on-Teme, Worcestershire, the second or third son of John Pakington and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Washborne. Robert followed his elder brother John to the ...

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Russell, John Francis Stanley [Frank], second Earl Russell (1865–1931), politician, motorist, and litigant  

P. W. J. Bartrip

Russell, John Francis Stanley [Frank], second Earl Russell (1865–1931), politician, motorist, and litigant, was born at Alderley Park, Cheshire, on 12 August 1865, the eldest of the three children of John Russell, Viscount Amberley (1842–1876) (eldest son of the first Earl Russell, previously ...

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Stewart, James, second earl of Moray (1565/6–1592), magnate and murder victim  

Michael Wasser

Stewart, James, second earl of Moray (1565/6–1592), magnate and murder victim, was the eldest son of James Stewart, first Lord Doune (c.1529–1590), and his wife, Margaret Campbell (b. after 1541, d. 1592), daughter of the fourth earl of Argyll. In 1580 the young ...

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Weldon [née Thomas], Georgina (1837–1914), campaigner against the lunacy laws and celebrated litigant  

John Martin

Weldon [née Thomas], Georgina (1837–1914), campaigner against the lunacy laws and celebrated litigant, was born at Tooting Lodge, Clapham Common, on 24 May 1837, the eldest of three daughters and two sons of Morgan Thomas (1803–1867), a member of the Welsh landed gentry, and his wife, ...

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Wilson, Paulette Marjorie (1956–2020), victim of injustice and migrant rights campaigner  

Sarah Moorhouse

Wilson, Paulette Marjorie (1956–2020), victim of injustice and migrant rights campaigner, was born in Jamaica on 20 March 1956. In 1968, the year that the Conservative MP Enoch Powell delivered his infamous ‘rivers of blood’ speech in Birmingham, she was sent to live with her grandparents in ...