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.
General Sir Henry Clinton KB (16 April 1730 – 23 December 1795) was a British army officer and politician, best known for his service as a general during the American War of Independence, during most of which he was the British Commander-in-Chief in North America. In addition to his military service, due to the influence of the 2nd Duke of Newcastle, he was a Member of Parliament and the Governor of Gibraltar.
George Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville PC (26 January 1716 – 26 August 1785), known as Lord George Sackville until 1770 and as Lord George Germain from 1770 to 1782, was a British soldier and politician who was Secretary of State for America in Lord North's cabinet during the American War of Independence. His ministry received much of the blame for Britain's loss of thirteen American colonies.
Francis Godolphin Osborne, 5th Duke of Leeds KG, PC (29 January 1751 – 31 January 1799), styled Marquess of Carmarthen until 1789, was a British politician. He notably served as Foreign Secretary under William Pitt the Younger from 1783 to 1791.
Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney PC (24 February 1732 – 30 June 1800), was a British politician who held several important Cabinet posts in the second half of the 18th century. His most enduring legacy is probably that the cities of Sydney in Nova Scotia, Canada, and Sydney in New South Wales, Australia are named in his honour, in 1785 and 1788 respectively.
Thomas Dundas, 1st Baron Dundas FRS (16 February 1741 – 14 June 1820), known as Sir Thomas Dundas, 2nd Baronet, from 1781 to 1794, was a powerful figure in the Kingdom of Great Britain, now remembered for commissioning the Charlotte Dundas, the world's "first practical steamboat". Thomas was the only son of Sir Lawrence Dundas, 1st Baronet, the "Nabob of the North". Following education at Eton and St.
Constantine John Phipps, 2nd Baron Mulgrave, PC (19 May 1744 – 10 October 1792) was an English explorer and officer in the Royal Navy. He served during the Seven Years War and the American War of Independence, seeing action in a number of battles and engagements. Inheriting a title, he also went on to have a successful career in Parliament, and occupied a number of political offices during his later years.
Field Marshal Henry Seymour Conway (1721 Chelsea – 9 July 1795) was a British general and statesman. A brother of the 1st Marquess of Hertford, and cousin of Horace Walpole, he began his military career in the War of the Austrian Succession and eventually rose to the rank of Field Marshal (1793).
Richard Rigby (February 1722 - 8 April 1788), was an English civil servant and politician. He served as Secretary of Ireland and Paymaster of the Forces. Rigby accumulated a fortune serving the Crown and politician wheeler-dealers in the dynamic 18th century parliament, and this money eventually ended up endowing the Pitt Rivers Museum.
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 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.
Lord Frederick Campbell (20 June 1729 – 8 June 1816) was a Scottish nobleman and politician. He was the third son of John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll. He was briefly Keeper of the Privy Seal of Scotland during 1765 and Lord Clerk Register from 1768 to 1816. He was Member of Parliament for Glasgow Burghs from 1761 to 1780 and for Argyllshire from 1789 to 1799. Between 1767 and 1768, Campbell sat in the Irish House of Commons for Thomastown and between 1768 and 1776 for St Canice.
James Cecil, 1st Marquess of Salisbury KG, PC (4 September 1748 – 13 June 1823), styled Viscount Cranborne until 1780 and known as The Earl of Salisbury between 1780 and 1789, was a British politician.
Francis Ingram-Seymour-Conway, 2nd Marquess of Hertford KG, PC (12 February 1743 – 28 June 1822), styled The Honourable Francis Seymour-Conway until 1750, Viscount Beauchamp between 1750 and 1793 and Earl of Yarmouth between 1793 and 1794, was a British peer and politician.
Sir Thomas Rumbold, 1st Baronet (15 January 1736 – 11 November 1791) was a British administrator of India who served as Governor of Madras from 1777 to 1780. Rumbold was the third son of William Rumbold, an officer of the East India Company's naval service. He joined the Company's service as a writer at the age of 16, then transferred to the Company's military service. Promoted to Captain in 1757, he served as Clive's aide-de-camp at the Battle of Plassey.
Major John Dyke Acland (18 February 1746 – 31 October 1778), son of Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, 7th Baronet, was a British officer who fought in the American Revolutionary War and, later, a politician. Acland was an officer in the 20th Foot. He served under General Burgoyne in his invasion of northern New York in 1777 . On October 7, 1777, he was shot through the legs and taken prisoner at the Battle of Bemis Heights, near Stillwater, New York.
James Adair, KS (died 21 July 1798) was an Irish serjeant-at-law. He was admitted to Peterhouse, Cambridge, and took a B.A. in 1764, and M.A. in 1767. He was educated in law, and in due course called for the bar by the society of Lincoln's Inn.
Charles FitzRoy-Scudamore (c. 1713 – 22 August 1782) was a British politician. Born Charles FitzRoy, he was the illegitimate son of the 2nd Duke of Grafton. Fitzroy married Frances Scudamore after her divorce from the 3rd Duke of Beaufort in 1744. She was the only child and heir of James 3rd Viscount Scudamore and he added the Scudamore name to his own. Their only child, Frances (d. 1820), became the second wife of the 11th Duke of Norfolk.
Sir Philip Stephens, 1st Baronet (11 October 1723 – 20 November 1809) was First Secretary of the Admiralty in the late 1700s and later a Lord Commissioner of the British Admiralty between 1795 and 1806. A friend of Captain James Cook, the Pacific atoll of Caroline Island is named for his daughter.