Sir Roger Newdigate, 5th Baronet (30 May 1719 – 23 November 1806) was an English politician and collector of antiquities. He was born in Arbury, Warwickshire, the son of Sir Richard Newdigate, 3rd Baronet (who died in 1727) and inherited the title 5th Baronet and the estates of Arbury and of Harefield in Middlesex on the early death of his brother in 1734.
Richard Edgcumbe, 1st Baron Edgcumbe, PC (April 23, 1680 – November 22, 1758) was the son of Sir Richard Edgcumbe and Lady Anne Montagu, daughter of the Earl of Sandwich. Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, he was successively Member of Parliament for St Germans, Plympton Erle and Lostwithiel from 1701 to 1742; on two occasions he served as a lord of the treasury; and from 1724 to 1742 he was Paymaster-General for Ireland, becoming Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in December 1742.
Edward Smith-Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby PC (12 December 1752 – 21 October 1834), styled Lord Strange between 1771 and 1776, was a British peer and politician of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He held office as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in 1783 in the Fox-North Coalition and between 1806 and 1807 in the Ministry of All the Talents.
Field Marshal Charles Moore, 1st Marquess of Drogheda KP, PC (Ire) (29 June 1730 – 22 December 1822) was a British peer and military officer, styled Viscount Moore until 1758. He succeeded his father as Earl of Drogheda in 1758, when his father and younger brother were drowned in the Irish Sea. Moore was elected Grandmaster of the Grand Lodge of Ireland in 1858, a post he held for the next both years.
Sir Thomas Littleton, 3rd Baronet (3 April 1647 – 31 December 1709), often Thomas de Littleton, was a British statesman. He was the son of Sir Thomas Littleton, 2nd Baronet (died 1681) and his wife and cousin Anne Littleton. He served as Speaker of the House of Commons from 1698 to 1700, then as Treasurer of the Navy until his death. He was related to Thomas de Littleton, a 15th century jurist and legal theorist.
John Eliot, 1st Earl of St Germans (September 30, 1761 – November 17, 1823), known as the Lord Eliot from 1804 to 1815, was a British politician. Eliot was born at Port Eliot, Cornwall, the third son of Edward Craggs-Eliot, 1st Baron Eliot, and his wife Catherine Elliston. He was educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge, taking an M.A. in 1784. He served from 1784 to 1804 as Tory Member of Parliament for Liskeard, Cornwall.
Edward Craggs-Eliot, 1st Baron Eliot (born 'Edward Eliot' London on 8 July 1727 – 17 February 1804 Port Eliot, Cornwall) was born to Richard Eliot (c.1694 – 19 November 1748) and Harriot Craggs (c.1704 – January 1769), the illegitimate daughter of the Privy Counsellor and Secretary of State, James Craggs (9 April 1686 – 2 March 1721) and Hester Santlow, the noted actress. In 1742, he matriculated at St Mary Hall, Oxford but did not graduate.
John FitzPatrick, 1st Earl of Upper Ossory (1719 – 23 September 1758) lived in County Cork in Ireland. He married Lady Evelyn Leveson-Gower, daughter of the 1st Earl Gower, on 29 June 1744. They had four children: John FitzPatrick, Lord Gowran, later 2nd Earl of Upper Ossory (1745–1818) The Hon. Richard FitzPatrick (24 January 1748 – 25 April 1813) The Lady Mary FitzPatrick (bef. 1751 – 6 October 1778), married the 2nd Baron Holland and had issue.
John Dunning, 1st Baron Ashburton (18 October 1731 – 18 August 1783) was an English lawyer and politician. He was first noticed in English politics when he wrote a notice in 1762 defending the British East India Company merchants against their Dutch rivals. He was a Member of Parliament from 1768 onward. His career in the House of Commons is most famous for his Commons motion in 1780 that "the influence of the crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished".
George Dodington (c. 1662 – 28 March 1720) was a Whig politician under the patronage of Edward Russell, 1st Earl of Orford. Dodington represented Charlemont in the Irish House of Commons from 1707 to 1713. He served as Secretary to the Treasurer of the Navy during the reign of William III, and in 1707-1708 was Secretary to the Commissioners for a Union with Scotland. From 1708 to 1710 he was one of the Lords of the Admiralty. From 1715 until his death he was Lord Lieutenant of Somerset.
General John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll KT PC (c. 1693 – 9 November 1770) was a Scottish Whig politician in the 17th and 18th centuries. He was born to John Campbell, third son of Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll, and Elizabeth Elphinstone, daughter of John Elphinstone, 8th Lord Elphinstone. In 1720 he married Mary Drummond Ker, daughter of John Drummond Ker, 2nd Lord Bellenden of Broughton.
Sir George Yonge, 5th Baronet, KB, PC (1731 – 25 September 1812) was a British Secretary at War (1782–1783 and 1783–1794) and the namesake of Yonge Street, a principal road in Toronto, Canada, which was named in 1793 by the Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada John Graves Simcoe. He succeeded to the baronetcy in 1755 and it became extinct on his death.
Thomas William Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester (6 May 1754 – 30 June 1842) was a British politician and agricultural reformer. He became famous for his advanced methods of animal husbandry used in improving his estate at Holkham in Norfolk. As a result, Coke of Norfolk is seen as one of the instigators of the British Agricultural Revolution.
George Clarke (1661–1736), the son of Sir William Clarke, enrolled at Brasenose College, Oxford in 1676. He was elected a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford in 1680. He became Judge Advocate to the Army and was William III of England's Secretary at War from 1690 to 1704. He served as secretary to consort of Queen Anne and the Lord High Admiral and Generalissimo of England, Prince George of Denmark, Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty from 20 December 1710 until 14 October 1714.
Peregrine Bertie, 2nd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven PC (29 April 1686 – 1 January 1742), also known as Peregrine Bertie (1686–1701), Lord Willoughby de Eresby (1701–1715) and Marquess of Lindsey (1715–1723), was a British nobleman and statesman. Bertie, who matriculated at Oxford in the late 17th century, graduated from that university in 1702. In 1708, he entered Parliament as MP for Lincolnshire, and was invested a Privy Counsellor that same year.
Edward Lascelles, 1st Earl of Harewood (7 January 1740 – 3 April 1820) was a British peer and Member of Parliament. Harewood was the son of Edward Lascelles, a customs officer in Barbados. On the death of the childless Edwin Lascelles, 1st Baron Harewood Edward inherited the Lascelles family fortune, made in the West Indies through customs positions and slave trade. He sat as Whig Member of Parliament for Northallerton from 1761 to 1774 and from 1790 to 1796.
Samuel Sandys, 1st Baron Sandys, PC (10 August 1695 – 21 April 1770) was a British politician in the 18th century. He held numerous posts within the government of the United Kingdom, namely Chancellor of the Exchequer, Leader of the House of Commons, Cofferer of the Household and First Lord of Trade. He was also a Justice in Eyre and Member of Parliament for Worcester and holder of the Sandy Baronage.
Sir Charles Hanbury Williams, KB (8 December 1708 – 2 November 1759), diplomat and satirist, son of John Hanbury, a Welsh ironmaster, assumed the name of Williams on succeeding to the estate of his godfather Charles Williams, in 1720. He entered the British Parliament in 1734 representing the Monmouthshire constituency as a supporter of Robert Walpole, and held the seat until 1747. Sir Charles then won the seat of Leominster in 1754 which he held until his death.