Buxton, Sir (Thomas) Fowell, third baronet (1837–1915), philanthropist, brewer, and colonial governor, was born on 26 January 1837 at West Ham, Essex, the eldest of six sons of Sir Edward North Buxton, second baronet (1812–1858), and his wife, Catherine, second daughter of Samuel Gurney (1786–1856)...
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Cocks, Arthur Herbert Tennyson Somers-, sixth Baron Somers (1887–1944), chief scout for Great Britain and the British Commonwealth and empire, and colonial governor, was born at Freshwater, Isle of Wight, on 20 March 1887, the second child and only son of Herbert Haldane Somers-Cocks (1861–1894)...
Codrington, Christopher (1668–1710), colonial governor and benefactor, was born in the parish of St John, Barbados, the elder son of Christopher Codrington (1639/40–1698), member of the council and later deputy governor of Barbados and governor-general of the Leeward Islands, and his wife, Gertrude...
Mountbatten [née Ashley], Dame Edwina Cynthia Annette, Countess Mountbatten of Burma (1901–1960), director of emergency relief services and vicereine of India, was born at 32 Bruton Street, London, on 28 November 1901, the elder of the two daughters of Wilfrid William Ashley, ...
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Shore, John, first Baron Teignmouth (1751–1834), governor-general of Bengal and founder and first president of the British and Foreign Bible Society, was born on 8 October 1751 at St James Street, Piccadilly, where the family were living temporarily, and was baptized in St James's Church...