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Marjorie Sinclair, Baroness Pentland

Marjorie Adeline Gordon Sinclair, Baroness Pentland DBE, DStJ (7 December 1880 – 26 July 1970) was the daughter of Sir John Campbell Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair and Ishbel Hamilton-Gordon, Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair.
She was educated, mainly, by private tuition. She accompanied her parents to Canada, on the appointment of her father as Governor-General, in 1893. As a child, she founded and edited Wee Willie Winkie, a periodical for the young. She was interested in Canadian history, and assisted her parents and took part in the “Tableaux Historiques” given by them in Montreal, Quebec the historical fancy dress ball given at Ottawa, Ontario and the Victorian Era ball given at Toronto, Ontario. She was the first “May Queen” elected to preside over the May Court Club at Ottawa, which she helped found.
After returning to England, she wrote a dramatized version, in five acts, of Scott’s Fortunes of Nigel, and lectured. Her coming out ball was held at Haddo House on 12 September 1899. She made her debut in London society at a ball given by her parents in Grosvenor Street, June 1901. She was presented at Court shortly thereafter. In April 1903 her name was announced as a candidate for the School Board at Methlick, Aberdeenshire.
She married John Sinclair, 1st Baron Pentland (b. 7 July 1860 – d. 11 January 1925) on 12 July 1904; they had two children:
Henry John Sinclair, 2nd and last Lord Pentland (1907–1984)
Hon. Margaret Ishbel Sinclair (1906-1976)
Travelling in India with her husband in 1914, she visited Travancore, where Beatrice A. Vieyra dedicated to her a cookbook, Culinary Art Sparklets. She was invested as a DBE in 1917. She was also invested as a Dame of Grace, Order of St. John of Jerusalem (D.G.St.J.). She died on 26 July 1970, aged 89 from natural causes.

Margery le Despencer

Margery (Margaret) le Despencer, de jure suo jure 3rd Baroness le Despenser (1387 creation), was the daughter and heiress of Philip le Despencer, 2nd Baron le Despencer. She was born about 1397 in Nettlestead, Suffolk, England, and married John de Ros, 7th Baron de Ros. He died without heirs, and she married secondly Roger Wentworth of Nettlestead, Esq. (d.1452), son of John Wentworth of North Elmsall.

Leicester Harmsworth

Sir Robert Leicester Harmsworth, 1st Baronet (1 November 1870 – 19 January 1937), was a British businessman and Liberal politician.

Mary Grey, Baroness Grey de Wilton

Mary Somerset, Baroness Grey de Wilton was born in 1497 to Charles Somerset, 1st Earl of Worcester, and his second wife Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas West, 8th Baron De La Warr and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Hugh Mortimer of Mortimer’s Hall. Mary married twice; first to William Grey, 13th Baron Grey de Wilton, and secondly to Robert Carre.

Kathleen Hamilton, Duchess of Abercorn

Kathleen Hamilton, Duchess of Abercorn, DCVO (8 July 1905 – 2 February 1990) was Mistress of the Robes to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother from 1964 to her death in 1990. She was invested as a Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 1969.
The Duchess is the elder of the two surviving children born to Henry Crichton, Viscount Crichton, son of John Crichton, 4th Earl Erne, and Lady Mary Cavendish Grosvenor, daughter of Hugh Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster. She was married in St Martin-in-the-Fields, on 9 February 1928 to James Hamilton (at that time Marquess of Hamilton), who succeeded his father as 4th Duke of Abercorn in 1953.

John Seymour (1425–1463)

John Seymour of Stapleford in Wilton, Wiltshire, and of Wulfhall in Savernake Forest, Wiltshire (c. 1425 – c. 1463) was an English landowner and Member of Parliament.

John Boyle, 14th Earl of Cork

John William Boyle, 14th Earl of Cork and 14th Earl of Orrery DSC VRD (12 May 1916 – 14 November 2003), styled The Honourable John Boyle from 1965 to 1995, was an Irish and British peer.
He was educated at Harrow and King’s College London, graduating in 1937. He fought in World War II, being mentioned in despatches on two occasions, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. His son, Jonathan, succeeded him to the Earldom in 2003.

Joan Canning, 1st Viscountess Canning

Joan Canning, 1st Viscountess Canning (née Scott; 1776 – 14 March 1837) was the wife of British Prime Minister George Canning.
She was born in Scotland, the daughter of Major-General John Scott and Margaret Dundas. She was also a sister of the Duchess of Portland and the Countess of Moray.
On 8 July 1800, she married George Canning in St George’s, Hanover Square on Hanover Square, London, with John Hookham Frere and William Pitt the Younger as witnesses. They had four children:
George Charles Canning (1801–1820), died from consumption
William Pitt Canning (1802–1828), died from drowning in Madeira, Portugal
Harriet Canning (1804–1876), married the 1st Marquess of Clanricarde
Charles Canning (later 2nd Viscount Canning and 1st Earl Canning) (1812–1862)
Joan was created 1st Viscountess Canning of Kilbraham on 22 January 1828 (almost 6 months after her husband had died), with a special remainder to the male heirs of her late husband.

Carl Agar

Carlyle Clare Agar AFC (November 28, 1901 – January 27, 1968) was a pioneering Canadian aviator.

James Croft

Sir James Croft PC (c.1518 – 4 September 1590) was an English politician, who was Lord Deputy of Ireland, and MP for Herefordshire in the Parliament of England.

James Bertie, 1st Earl of Abingdon

James Bertie, 1st Earl of Abingdon (16 June 1653 – 22 May 1699), styled Hon. James Bertie until 1657 and known as the 5th Baron Norreys from 1657 until 1682, was an English nobleman.

Hugh Seymour, 8th Marquess of Hertford

Hugh Edward Conway Seymour, 8th Marquess of Hertford (29 March 1930 – 22 December 1997) was the son of Brig.-Gen. Lord Henry Charles Seymour and Lady Helen Grosvenor. He was the grandson of both Hugh Seymour, 6th Marquess of Hertford and Hugh Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster.

Hugh Cholmondeley, 1st Earl of Cholmondeley

Hugh Cholmondeley, 1st Earl of Cholmondeley, PC (1662 – 18 January 1725), styled The Honourable from birth until 1681 and then known as Viscount Cholmondeley to 1706, was an English peer and politician.
Cholmondeley was the eldest son of Robert Cholmondeley, 1st Viscount Cholmondeley, and Elizabeth Cradock, and was educated at Christ Church, Oxford. In 1681 he succeeded his father as second Viscount Cholmondeley, but as this was an Irish peerage it did not entitle him to a seat in the English House of Lords. He supported the claim of William and Mary to the English throne, and after their accession in 1689 he was rewarded when he was made Baron Cholmondeley, of Namptwich in the County of Chester, in the Peerage of England (which gave him a seat in the House of Lords). The peerage was created with remainder to his younger brother George. In 1706 he was admitted to the Privy Council and made Viscount Malpas, in the County of Chester, and Earl of Cholmondeley, in the County of Chester, with similar remainder.
Lord Cholmondeley was appointed Comptroller of the Household by Queen Anne in 1708. He held this post only until October of the same year, when he was made Treasurer of the Household. He was stripped of this office in 1713 but restored when George I became king in 1714. He also served as Lord Lieutenant of Anglesey, Caernarvonshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Merionethshire and Montgomeryshire from 1702 to 1713 and from 1714 to 1725 and of Cheshire between 1703 and 1713 and 1714 and 1725.
Lord Cholmondeley died in January 1725. He never married and was succeeded in his titles by his younger brother George, who had already been elevated to the peerage in his own right as Baron Newborough.

Henry Scudamore-Stanhope, 9th Earl of Chesterfield

Henry Edwyn Chandos Scudamore-Stanhope, 9th Earl of Chesterfield, Bt DL JP (8 April 1821 – 21 January 1887)
He was the first son of four of Sir Edwyn Francis Scudamore-Stanhope, 2nd Baronet.
He married Dorothea Hay, daughter of Sir Adam Hay, 7th Baronet Hay of Smithfield, on 6 August 1851 at St. Johns church, Edinburgh, Scotland. Together they had 6 sons including Edwyn Francis Scudamore-Stanhope, 10th Earl of Chesterfield and Henry Athole Scudamore-Stanhope, 11th Earl of Chesterfield.
In 1883, he succeeded his fourth cousin, once removed George Philip Stanhope, 8th Earl of Chesterfield as 9th Earl.
He died 21 January 1887 at the Victoria Hotel, St Leonards on Sea.
He was succeeded by his first son, Edwyn Francis Scudamore-Stanhope, 10th Earl of Chesterfield.

Henry Grey, 1st Earl of Stamford

Henry Grey, 1st Earl of Stamford (c. 1599 – 21 August 1673), known as the Lord Grey of Groby from 1614 to 1628, was an English nobleman and military leader. He was the eldest son of Sir John Grey and Elizabeth Nevill. His mother was probably a daughter of Edward Nevill, 8th Baron Bergavenny (died 1622) and his wife Rachel Lennard.
Henry succeeded his paternal grandfather, Henry Grey, 1st Baron Grey of Groby, as second Baron Grey of Groby in July 1614. His paternal grandmother was Anne Windsor, youngest daughter of William Windsor, 2nd Baron Windsor and his first wife Margaret Sambourne.
His great-grandfather Lord John Grey of Pirgo was son of Thomas Grey, 2nd Marquess of Dorset and younger brother of Henry Grey, 1st Duke of Suffolk.

Henry FitzClarence

Henry Edward FitzClarence (27 March 1795 – September 1817), was the second eldest illegitimate son of William IV by his longtime mistress Dorothea Jordan. Born in Petersham, he died unmarried in India in 1817 at age 22 before his father’s death.

Hamelin de Ballon

Hamelin de Ballon (or Baalun, Baalan, Balun, Balodun, Balon, etc.), alias Hamelin de Barham (b ca. 1060, died 5 March 1105/6, or earlier 1090, per the Battle Abbey Roll) was an early Norman Baron and the first Baron Abergavenny and Lord of Over Gwent and Abergavenny, titles granted shortly after the Norman conquest of England and Wales by William the Conqueror; he also served William Rufus.

Gundred, Countess of Surrey

Gundred or Gundreda (Latin: Gundrada) (died 27 May 1085) was the Flemish-born wife of an early Norman baron, William de Warenne, 1st Earl of Surrey. She and her husband established Lewes Priory in Sussex.

Gordon Howard, 5th Earl of Effingham

Gordon Frederick Henry Charles Howard, 5th Earl of Effingham (18 May 1873 – 7 July 1946) was an English peer and member of the House of Lords. The son of Hon. Frederick Charles Howard and grandson of Henry Howard, 2nd Earl of Effingham, he inherited the earldom in 1898 from his cousin, Henry Howard, 4th Earl of Effingham.

George Jenkinson

Sir George Samuel Jenkinson, 11th Baronet (27 September 1817 – 19 January 1892), was a British Conservative politician.

Frances Basset, 2nd Baroness Basset

Frances Basset, 2nd Baroness Basset (30 April 1781 – 22 January 1855) was a British peeress.
Baptised in St Marylebone Church in London on 23 May 1781, she was the only child of Francis Basset, 1st Baron de Dunstanville and Basset and his first wife Frances Susanna, daughter of John Hippesley Coxe. On her father’s death in 1835, she succeeded per a special remainder to the barony of Basset. She died aged 74, unmarried and childless at her seat Tehidy Park. She was buried in Illogan in Cornwall, and with her death the barony became extinct. Her estates passed to the eldest son of a cousin.

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