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Sir William Whitlock, MP (c.1636 - 1717)

Family and Education b. 27 Dec. 1636, 2nd s. of Bulstrode Whitlock† (d. 1675), of Fawley Court, Bucks. and Chilton, Wilts., being 1st s. by his 2nd w. Frances, da. of William, 3rd Baron Willough...

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John Charles Wallop, 3rd Earl of Portsmouth (1767 - 1853)

John Charles Wallop, 3rd Earl of Portsmouth (18 December 1767 – 14 July 1853), styled Viscount Lymington until 1797, was a British nobleman and lunatic. The Earl was known from an early age ...

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May Bonfils Stanton (1883 - 1962)

Philanthropist, eccentric. May Stanton was the daughter of Belle and Frederick Bonfils, owner of The Denver Post, and heiress to the Denver Post fortune. From early childhood, she displayed an inte...

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Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840 - 1924)

Founder of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston – was an American art collector, philanthropist, and one of the foremost female patrons of the arts. Isabella Stewart Gardner had a zes...

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George Francis Train MP (1829 - 1904)

George Francis Train (March 24, 1829 – January 5, 1904) was a businessman, author, and an eccentric figure in American history. Train's trip around the globe in 1870 was probably the inspira...

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Michael Antony Aston MP (1946 - 2013)

Michael Antony "Mick" Aston , FSA (1 July 1946 – 24 June 2013) was an English archaeologist. As an academic, he taught at a number of universities across the United Kingdom, and helped popular...

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Dorothy Parker MP (1893 - 1967)

Dorothy Parker (August 22, 1893 – June 7, 1967) was an American poet and satirist, best known for her wit, wisecracks, and eye for 20th century urban foibles. Family Parents: Jacob Henry Rot...

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Michael Jackson MP (1958 - 2009)

Member of the Jackson 5 who later became a successful solo artist. Michael Jackson is known as the "King of Pop." He is one of the most commercially successful and influential entertainers of all time.

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Howard Hughes, Jr. MP (1905 - 1976)

Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. (December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976) was an American aviator, engineer, industrialist, film producer, film director, philanthropist, and one of the wealthiest people i...

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Hetty Green MP (1834 - 1916)

Hetty Howland Robinson Green (1834-1916) – “The Witch of Wall Street” "After Hetty's death, family genealogist William Emery asked her son, Ned, for clarification [about her name...

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"General" Jacob Coxey (1854 - 1951)

Jacob Sechler Coxey, Sr. sometimes known as General Coxey (April 16, 1854 – May 18, 1951) of Massillon, Ohio, was an American politician, who ran for elective office several times in Ohio. Twice...

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Maj.-Gen. Charles Stanhope, 4th Earl of Harrington MP (1780 - 1851)

Major-General Charles Stanhope, 4th Earl of Harrington (8 April 1780 – 3 March 1851), styled Viscount Petersham until 1829, was an English peer and man of fashion. Petersham, the 3rd Ear...

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The Right Honorable Charles James Fox (c.1748 - 1806)

His wife: Charles James Fox PC (24 January 1749 – 13 September 1806), styled The Honourable from 1762, was a prominent British Whig statesman whose parliamentary career spanned thirty-eight ...

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Luisa Adele Rosa Maria Amman (1881 - 1957)

Luisa, Marquise Casati Stampa di Soncino (23 January 1881 – 1 June 1957) was an eccentric Italian heiress, muse, and patroness of the arts in early 20th-century Europe. As the concept of dandy...

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Lillie Hitchcock Coit ('Firebelle Lil') (1843 - 1929)

Lillie Hitchcock Coit (August 23, 1843 in West Point – July 22, 1929 in San Francisco) was a well-known volunteer firefighter, wife of Howard Coit, and the benefactor for the construction ...

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Ida Mayfield Wood (1838 - 1932)

From the Irish Echo February 17, 2011 Hibernian Chronicle: The Mayfield mystery solved in Archive / by admin / on February 17, 2011 at 4:14 am / Her death a few months later in early 1932 prompte...

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John "Mad Jack" Mytton (1796 - 1834)

John Mytton (30 September 1796 - 29 March 1834) was a notable British eccentric and Regency rake. Family John "Mad Jack" Mytton was born to a family of Shropshire squires with a lineage that ...

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Sarah Lockwood Pardee MP (1839 - 1922)

Sarah Winchester Sarah Winchester, formerly Sarah Lockwood Pardee, married William Wirt Winchester on 30 September 1862. Despite the fact that the Civil War was then going on in the USA, the wedding ...

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Henry Harper, SV/PROG MP (1789 - 1865)

Henry Harper was a renowned eccentric - living in a dwelling referred to as "Harper's Castle" from [Harper's Castle] ... was one of the wonders of [Grahamstown] more than a century ago, and altho...

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"Emperor" Joshua Norton MP (c.1819 - 1880)

"Emperor" Norton: Norton was born in England, but scholarly works disagree as to the date and exact town of his birth. His obituary in the San Francisco Chronicle, "following the best information obtai...

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Peggy Guggenheim MP (1898 - 1979)

Marguerite "Peggy" Guggenheim (August 26, 1898 – December 23, 1979) was an American art collector, bohemian and socialite. Born to a wealthy New York City family, she was the daughter of Benja...

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Oscar Wilde MP (1854 - 1900)

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) "I wanted to eat of the fruit of all the trees in the garden of the world..." SOURCE : written by whom ? WikiPedia...

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Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt, 14th Baron Berners (1883 - 1950)

Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson , 14th Baron Berners (18 September 1883 – 19 April 1950), also known as Gerald Tyrwhitt, was a British composer of classical music, novelist, painter and aesthete. He...

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Lady Hester Stanhope (1776 - 1839)

Works by Stanhope: C L Meryon - Memoirs of the Lady Hester Stanhope (1845), Travels of Lady Hester Stanhope (1846) Biographies of: Kirsten Ellis - Star of the Morning, The Extraordinary Lif...

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Francis Henry Egerton, 8th and last Earl of Bridgewater (1756 - 1829)

Francis Henry Egerton , 8th Earl of Bridgewater (11 November 1756 – 11 February 1829), known as Francis Egerton until 1823, was a noted British eccentric, and supporter of natural theology. He...

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Sir Francis Dashwood, 2nd Bt MP (1708 - 1781)

Founder of the Hellfire Club Francis Dashwood, 15th Baron le Despencer (December 1708 – 11 December 1781) was an English rake and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (1762–1763)...

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Sir George Reresby Sitwell, 4th Baronet MP (1860 - 1943)

Sir George Reresby Sitwell, 4th Baronet (27 January 1860 – 9 July 1943) was a British antiquarian writer and Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1885 and 1895. ...

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Alexander Hamilton, 10th Duke of Hamilton MP (1767 - 1852)

Alexander Hamilton, 10th Duke of Hamilton, 7th Duke of Brandon KG PC FRS FSA (3 October 1767 – 18 August 1852) was a Scottish politician and art collector. Life Born on 3 October 1767 ...

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William Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck, 5th Duke of Portland (1800 - 1879)

3 possible birth dates are: 12 September 1800 17 September 1800 18 September 1800--------------------He was the second son of William Henry Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck, the 4th Duke of Portland, and...

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