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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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Craufurd, Patrick [Peter], of Auchenames (c. 1704–1778), politician and landowner  

Andrew M. Lang

Craufurd, Patrick [Peter], of Auchenames (c. 1704–1778), politician and landowner, was the first surviving son of Patrick Craufurd (d. 1733), a wealthy Edinburgh merchant, and his second wife, Jean (d. 1740), daughter of Archibald Craufurd of Auchenames and Crosbie. The younger ...

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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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Martin, Thomas Barnewall (1786–1847), politician and landowner  

See Martin, Richard

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Montgomerie, Alexander, tenth earl of Eglinton (1723–1769), politician and agricultural improver  

Andrew Mackillop

Montgomerie, Alexander, tenth earl of Eglinton (1723–1769), politician and agricultural improver, was born on 10 February 1723, the son of Alexander Montgomerie, ninth earl of Eglinton (c. 1660–1729), politician and landowner, and his third wife, Susanna (1689/90–1780) [see Montgomerie, Susanna, countess of Eglinton...

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Parsons, James (1724–1779), planter and politician in America  

William S. Powell

Parsons, James (1724–1779), planter and politician in America, was born in Dublin; details of his parents and upbringing are unknown. By 11 May 1750 he was living in South Carolina, where he presumably had studied law, as he was admitted on that date to practise in the colony's ...

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Wells, William (1818–1889), agriculturist and politician  

Ernest Clarke

revised by John Martin

Wells, William (1818–1889), agriculturist and politician, was born on 15 March 1818, the eldest son of Captain William Wells RN, of Holme, Huntingdonshire, and Elizabeth, daughter of John Joshua Proby, first earl of Carysfort. After being educated at Harrow School he went to ...