James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde KG KT (29 April 1665 – 16 November 1745), an Irish statesman and soldier, son of Thomas Butler, Earl of Ossory and his wife Emilia von Nassau, Countess of Ossory, and grandson of James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, was born in Dublin and was educated in France and afterwards at Christ Church, Oxford. On the death of his father in 1680 he became Earl of Ossory by courtesy.
Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk (10 March 1536 — 2 June 1572) was an English nobleman. Norfolk was the son of the poet Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey. He was taught as a child by John Foxe, the Protestant martyrologist, who remained a lifelong recipient of Norfolk's patronage. His father predeceased his grandfather, so Norfolk inherited the Dukedom of Norfolk upon the death of his grandfather, Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk in 1554.
Thomas Radclyffe (or Ratclyffe) 3rd Earl of Sussex (c. 1525 – 9 June 1583) was Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland during the Tudor period of English history, and a leading courtier during the reign of Elizabeth I.
Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount Townshend PC (18 April 1674 – 21 June 1738) was a British Whig statesman. He served for a decade as Secretary of State, directing British foreign policy. He was often known as Turnip Townshend because of his strong interest in farming, and his role in the British agricultural revolution.
Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel, 4th Earl of Surrey and 1st Earl of Norfolk (7 July 1585 – 4 October 1646) was a prominent English courtier during the reigns of King James I and King Charles I, but he made his name as a Grand Tourist and art collector rather than as a politician. When he died he possessed 700 paintings, along with large collections of sculpture, books, prints, drawings, and antique jewellery.
Field Marshal George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend PC (28 February 1724 – 14 September 1807), known as the Viscount Townshend from 1764 to 1787, was a British soldier who reached the rank of field marshal.
Henry Howard, 1st Earl of Northampton (25 February 1540 – 15 June 1614) was a significant English aristocrat and courtier. He was suspect as a crypto-Catholic throughout his life, and went through periods of royal disfavour, in which his reputation suffered greatly. He was distinguished for learning, artistic culture and his public charities. He built Northumberland House in London and superintended the construction of the fine house of Audley End. He founded and planned several hospitals.
Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon of Hunsdon (4 March 1526 – 23 July 1596) was an English nobleman. He was the son of Mary Boleyn -- the sister of Anne Boleyn and also mistress to King Henry VIII of England. Historians differ as to whether he was the biological child of Henry VIII, or of Boleyn's husband, Sir William Carey, Gentleman of the Privy Chamber and Esquire of the Body to King Henry VIII.
Sir Timothy James Alan Colman KG (born 19 September 1929) is a British multi-millionaire and a previous Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk. He was appointed a Knight of the Order of the Garter in 1996. He is married to Lady Mary Colman, the niece of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and lives in Bixley Manor near Norwich. Sir Timothy is from the Colman's mustard family, and was Chairman of the Eastern Counties Newspaper Group between 1969 and 1996.
Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton KG (10 March 1607 – 16 May 1667), styled Lord Wriothesley before 1624, was a 17th century English statesman, a staunch supporter of Charles II who would rise to the position of Lord High Treasurer after the English Restoration.
Henry Howard, 7th Duke of Norfolk KG PC (11 January 1655 – 2 April 1701) was a politician and soldier. He was the son of Henry Howard, 6th Duke of Norfolk and Lady Anne Somerset, daughter of Edward Somerset, 2nd Marquess of Worcester and Elizabeth Dormer. He married Mary Mordaunt, the only daughter and heiress of the 2nd Earl of Peterborough. They divorced in 1700 and he died without children. He was succeeded by his nephew, Thomas Howard, 8th Duke of Norfolk.
Thomas William Coke, 2nd Earl of Leicester KG (26 December 1822–24 January 1909), known as Viscount Coke from 1837 to 1842, was a British peer. Leicester was the son of Thomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester, by his second wife Lady Anne Amelia Keppel. He succeeded in the earldom on his father's death in 1842. He served as Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk from 1846 to 1906 and was a member of the Council of the Duchy of Cornwall and Keeper of the Privy Seal.
Charles Townshend, 3rd Viscount Townshend (11 July 1700 – 12 March 1764), known as Lord Lynn from 1723 to 1738, was a British politician. Townshend was the eldest son of the 2nd Viscount Townshend and was educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge. After graduating, he entered the Commons when he succeeded his uncle as Member of Parliament (MP) for Great Yarmouth in 1722.
Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Edmund Castell Bacon, 13th and 14th Baronet KG KBE (18 March 1903 – 30 September 1982) was a British landowner and businessman. Bacon was born in 1903 at Raveningham Hall, the son of Sir Nicholas Bacon, 12th Baronet and was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge. On 15 January 1936, he married Priscilla Dora Ponsonby, daughter of Sir Charles Ponsonby, 1st Baronet and they had five children.
John Hobart, 1st Earl of Buckinghamshire, KB, PC (11 October 1693 – 22 September 1756) was a British peer. Hobart was the son of Sir Henry Hobart, 4th Baronet and he inherited his father's title when the latter was killed in a duel in 1698. He was created Baron Hobart in 1728 and Earl of Buckinghamshire in 1746, allegedly helped by the fact that his sister, the Countess of Suffolk, was a longtime mistress of King George II.
Thomas William Coke, 3rd Earl of Leicester GCVO, CMG, TD (20 July 1848–19 November 1941), known as Viscount Coke until 1909, was a British peer and soldier. Leicester was the eldest son of Thomas Coke, 2nd Earl of Leicester, by his first wife Juliana (née Whitbread). He was a Colonel in the 2nd Battalion of the Scots Guards and served in Egypt in 1882, at Suakin in 1885 and in the Second Boer War. He also held the honorary post of Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk from 1906 to 1929.
John Wodehouse, 2nd Baron Wodehouse (11 January 1770-31 May 1846), was a British peer and Member of Parliament. Wodehouse was the eldest son of John Wodehouse, 1st Baron Wodehouse, and Sophia Berkeley. He was elected to the House of Commons for Great Bedwyn in 1796, a seat he held until 1802, and later represented Marlborough from 1828 to 1826. He also served as Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk. In 1834 he succeeded his father in the barony and entered the House of Lords.
Horatio Townshend, 1st Viscount Townshend (14 December 1630 – 10 December 1687), known as Sir Horatio Townshend, 3rd Baronet, from 1648 to 1661, was an English politician. Townshend was the younger son of Sir Roger Townshend, 1st Baronet, He succeeded his elder brother in the baronetcy in 1648. Townshend was a supporter of King Charles II and played an important role in the restoration of the monarchy in 1660.
Robert Paston, 1st Earl of Yarmouth, FRS (May 29, 1631 – March 8, 1683) was an English politician, nobleman and scientist. The Paston family had a long history. His father William (died 1663), was created a baronet in 1642, and on his death was succeeded in the title by Robert. Robert was subsequently created a Viscount and then became an Earl. Robert's son William (1654–1732) married an illegitimate daughter of Charles II. Both Robert and his son were in high favour with the Stuarts.
George Walpole, 3rd Earl of Orford (2 April 1730 – 5 December 1791) was a British peer. Lord Orford was the eldest son of the 2nd Earl of Orford and his wife Margaret Rolle. Between 1751 and 1791 he served as High Steward of King's Lynn and Yarmouth. On 31 March 1751 he succeeded his father as Earl of Orford. He served as a Lord of the Bedchamber to King George II until the latter's death, and then to King George III until 1782. He was Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk from 1757 until his own death.