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William Byrd (1674–1744) attrib. Hans Hysing, c. 1725 The Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Virginia

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Byrd, William (1674–1744), landowner and diarist  

Paul David Nelson

Byrd, William (1674–1744), landowner and diarist, was born on 28 March 1674 near the fall line of the James River, Virginia, the first of five children of William Byrd (1652–1704), colonial officer and planter, and Mary Horsmanden Filmer (1650–1699), a well-connected widow and daughter of ...

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Davenport, William (bap. 1584, d. 1655), landowner and diarist  

John Morrill

Davenport, William (bap. 1584, d. 1655), landowner and diarist, was baptized in Stockport, Cheshire, on 25 March 1584, the son and heir of Sir William Davenport (1563–1627) of Bramhall and Dorothy Warren (fl. 1566?–1615), the daughter of a neighbouring gentleman. William Davenport...

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Lowther, William, first earl of Lonsdale (1757–1844), landowner and literary patron  

C. H. H. Owen

Lowther, William, first earl of Lonsdale (1757–1844), landowner and literary patron, was born on 29 December 1757 at Little Preston Hall, near Leeds, the elder son of the Revd Sir William Lowther, baronet (1707–1788), rector of Swillington, and Anne Zouch (1723–1759), daughter of the ...

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Mosley, Nicholas (bap. 1611, d. 1672), author and royalist landowner  

Malcolm Gratton

Mosley, Nicholas (bap. 1611, d. 1672), author and royalist landowner, born at Ancoats Hall, Manchester, and baptized at the collegiate church there on 26 December 1611, was the eldest son of Oswald Mosley (d. 1630), merchant clothier, and his wife, Anne (...

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Trenchard, John [pseuds. Cato, Diogenes] (1668/9–1723), landowner and publicist  

Marie McMahon

Trenchard, John [pseuds. Cato, Diogenes] (1668/9–1723), landowner and publicist, was the first son of William Trenchard (1640–1710), landowner, of Cutteridge, Wiltshire, and his wife, Ellen, daughter of Sir George Norton of Abbots Leigh, Somerset. His nonconformist, whig father sat for Westbury...