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2501 Victor Christian William Cavendish 9th Duke of Devonshire graduated from Trinity College Cambridge University Cambridge Cambridgeshire England with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).
He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Liberal Union) for West Derbyshire between 1891 and 1908.
He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of Lancashire.
He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Lancashire.
He held the office of Treasurer of the Household between 1900 and 1903.
He held the office of Finance Secretary to the Treasury between 1903 and 1905.
He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1905.
He gained the rank of Major in the service of the Derbyshire Yeomanry.
He succeeded to the title of 9th Duke of Devonshire [E. 1694] on 24 March 1908.
He succeeded to the title of 4th Earl of Burlington [U.K. 1831] on 24 March 1908.
He succeeded to the title of 12th Baron Cavendish of Hardwick co. Derby [E. 1605] on 24 March 1908.
He succeeded to the title of 12th Earl of Devonshire [E. 1618] on 24 March 1908.
He succeeded to the title of 9th Marquess of Hartington co. Derby [E. 1694] on 24 March 1908.
He succeeded to the title of 4th Baron Cavendish of Keighley co. York [U.K. 1831] on 24 March 1908.
He held the office of Chancellor of the Univerrsity of Leeds in 1909.
He held the office of Mayor of Eastbourne between 1909 and 1910.
He held the office of High Steward of the University and Borough of Cambridge.
He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Derbyshire.
He held the office of High Steward of Derby.
He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Law (LL.D.) by Trinity College Cambridge University Cambridge Cambridgeshire England in 1911.
He held the office of Mayor of Chesterfield between 1911 and 1912.
He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross Royal Victorian Order (G.C.V.O.) in 1912.
He gained the rank of Colonel in the service of the Derbyshire Volunteer Regiment.
He held the office of a Lord of the Admiralty between 1915 and 1916.
He was invested as a Knight Order of the Garter (K.G.) in 1916.
He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross Order of St. Michael and St. George (G.C.M.G.) in 1916.
He held the office of Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada between 1916 and 1921.
He gained the rank of Honorary Colonel in the service of the 24th (Derby Yeomanry) Armoured Car Company Royal Tank Regiment.
He gained the rank of Honorary Colonel in the service of the 5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters.
He held the office of Secretary of State for the Colonies between 1922 and 1924.
He was invested as a Knight of Justice Order of St. John of Jerusalem (K.J.St.J.). 
Cavendish, Victor Christian William 9th Duke of Devonshire (I21905)
 
2502 Victoria Alexandrina Hanover Queen of the United Kingdom gained the title of HM Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom on 20 June 1837.
She was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom on 28 June 1838 at Westminster Abbey Westminster London England and styled 'By the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen Defender of the Faith.
She gained the title of HM Empress of India in 1877.
Victoria's father died when she was eight months old and his place was filled by her uncle Leopold of Saxe-Coburg (later King of the Belgians). She married her cousin Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and they had nine children. She and Albert set a moral example to the nation at a time when morality was lax and restored the monarchy's dignity. They were both moved by the exploitation of children by industry and the pressing need for relief of poverty. Inheriting the throne at only 18 she learned statecraft from Prime Minister Lord Melbourne and later from Albert her husband. His early death in 1861 deeply distressed her and she was grief stricken for a number of years wearing only black and living in seclusion. She took some comfort from her Scottish servant John Brown. Victoria was the longest lived 81 years 243 days and longest reigning 63 years 216 days of any English monarch 
Hanover, Victoria Alexandrina Queen of The United Kingdom (I9164)
 
2503 Victoria Alice Elisabeth Julie Marie Mountbatten, Princess of Battenberg gained the title of HSH Princess Alice of Battenberg.
On 1917 her name was legally changed to Mountbatten. 
Mountbatten, Victoria Alice Elisabeth Julie Marie Princess of Battenburg (I12250)
 
2504 Waleran de Beaumont 1st and last Earl of Worcester succeeded to the title of Comte de Meulan [France] on 5 June 1118.
In September 1118 he remained faithful to King Henry I during the rebellon which broke out.
In 1123 he was drawn into a conspiracy with William Clito son of Robert 'Curthose.
On 26 March 1124 at Bourgtéroude France he was captured by the King.
In 1129 the King set him free and gave him back his lands.
He was created 1st Earl of Worcester [England] circa 1138.
However under King Henry II's reign his title of Earl of Worcester does not appear to have been recognised.
He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography. 
de Beaumont, Waleran IV Earl of Worcester (I7167)
 
2505 Walter fitz Otho was a Castellan Windsor.
He held the office of Keeper of the Forests in Berkshire appointed by William the Conqueror.
In 1086 he was a tenant-in-chief at the time of the Domesday Survey holding land in Berkshire Buckinghamshire Hampshire and Middlesex.
He held the office of Keeper of Windsor Castle in 1087 
FitzOtho, Walter (I9918)
 
2506 Walter FitzWalter, 4th Lord FitzWalter succeeded to the title of 4th Lord FitzWalter [E., 1295] on 18 October 1361.
In 1370 he campaigned in France during Hundred Years , about which time he was taken by the French and held to ransom.
In November 1377 a commander of the fleet in the abortive attack on the Spanish fleet at Sluys.
He was Marshal of the Army of the in the invasion of Brittany in 1380/81.
He fought in the Siege of Nantes. 
FitzWalter, Walter 4th Lord FitzWalter (I28225)
 
2507 Walter Giffard, Lord of Longueville held the office of Justiciar of England.
He gained the title of Lord of Longueville [Normandy].
In 1066 he accompanied William the Conquerer to England.
He received grants of 107 Lordships, 48 in Buckinghamshire. 
Giffard, Walter Lord of Longueville (I28181)
 
2508 Walter Haliburton was also known as Walter Halyburton. He lived at Dirleton East Lothian Scotland. Haliburton, Walter (I14004)
 
2509 Walter Ogilvy Earl of Airlie was styled as Earl of Airlie.
He was admitted to Advocate on 19 February 1757 at Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland.
Generally regarded as the Earl of Airlie he claimed the honours were unaffected by the forfeitures of his brother and uncle but the English Judges when consulted by the House of Lords were of the opinion that these attainders operated against him. 
Ogilvy, Walter Earl of Airlie (I13875)
 
2510 Walter Scott, 1st Earl of Buccleuch succeeded to the title of 2nd Lord Scott of Buccleuch [S., 1606] on 15 December 1611.
He was created 1st Baron Scott of Quhitchester and Eskdaill [Scotland] on 16 March 1618/19.
He was created 1st Earl of Buccleuch [Scotland] on 16 March 1618/19.
He was commander of the Regiment in the service Holland in 1627 against the Spaniards. 
Scott, Walter 1st Earl of Buccleuch (I14560)
 
2511 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Bush, George Herbert Walker 41st President of the USA (I17128)
 
2512 Wierchoslawa of Poland was a member of the House of Piast. She was also known as Ludmilla. of Poland, Wierchoslawa (I5760)
 
2513 Wigram Henry Francis 1857-1934
Businessman politician aviation promoter

Born in London England on 18 January 1857 Henry Francis Wigram was the son of a barrister William Knox Wigram and his wife Mary Ann Pomeroy daugh­ter of the fifth Viscount Harberton. After attending Harrow School Wigram worked with the Bank of England and a London shipping company. Because of ill health he decided to emigrate to New Zealand. He settled in Christchurch in 1883 and returned to England to marry Agnes Vernon Sullivan on 31 March 1885 at Isleworth Middlesex.
The following year Henry and his brother William Arthur purchased George Stead's malthouse and brick­works at Heathcote Valley. Henry went on to found the Canterbury (NZ) Seed Company then began a nail factory and took over the South Malvern pipeworks and another brickworks at Woolston. By 1900 he was so well regarded as a businessman that he was invited to join the committee organising the jubilee celebrations for Canterbury Province. His appointment as chairman launched Wigram on a career of public service which was to last three decades. During the South African War (1899-1902) he was a leading supporter of patriotic groups and in 1901 was a commissioner for the visit of the duke and duchess of Cornwall and York. In 1902 Wigram was nominated for the Christ-church mayoralty and elected unopposed.
Henry Wigram's main accomplishment as mayor from 1902 to 1904 was the reorganisation of the city's chaotic and antiquated transport system. There were three privately owned tramways using mostly horse-drawn vehicles. The main obstacle to electrifying the trams was that the existing routes ran through districts controlled by 11 different authorities. Wigram advo­cated the amalgamation of most of these districts with the city. After vigorous canvassing and a public poll Linwood St Albans and Sydenham became part of greater Christchurch on 1 April 1903. Wigram was elected to the first Christchurch Tramway Board and became deputy chairman; by 1905 Christchurch had electric trams.
On 22 June 1903 Wigram was called to the Legisla­tive Council and retired from active business. However he maintained a close connection with the commercial world serving as president of the Canterbury Chamber of Commerce (1911-13) and on the directorates of various companies including for 30 years the Lyttelton Times Company. Through his association with this newspaper he acquired an interest in the history of Canterbury and wrote The story of Christchurch New Zealand which was published in 1916.
Wigram had numerous other enthusiasms. He helped establish lifesaving as a sport and presented a trophy for national competition. He was one of the first in Christ-church to own a car and became founding president of the Canterbury Automobile Association. Favoured recreations included painting shooting billiards fish­ing deerstalking and tennis. He is said to have built the first squash court in Christchurch.
However his grand passion was aviation. In late 1908 Wigram visited England at a time when the exploits of early aviators were receiving wide publicity. Impressed by the potential uses of aviation on his return to New Zealand he suggested that the govern­ment should keep up with developments overseas. After a return trip to England in 1913 and an unsuccessful attempt to get government backing for a flying school Wigram decided to emulate Leo and Vivian Walsh who had formed the New Zealand Flying School at Auckland in 1915.
With Christchurch business and professional friends he formed on 20 September 1916 a private flying school called the Canterbury (NZ) Aviation Company. It had three main objectives: to train pilots for war to promote aviation in local defence and to pioneer commercial aviation. In October the company bought land at Sockburn for its airbase. Wigram had already at his own expense arranged for the purchase in Britain of two single-seater Caudron biplanes and another fitted with dual controls. While waiting for the aircraft to arrive the eager trainee pilots built two hangars and an administration building.
The first Caudron arrived in late April 1917 and was soon followed by an instructor C. M. Hill from Hendon. Hill made the first flight from Sockburn on 7 May 1917. By 1 February 1919 182 pilots had been trained and all but one joined the Royal Air Force in England. In addition 10 aircraft had been built at Sockburn.
Once the war was over the government was un­decided about taking over the flying school for defence purposes so Wigram kept it going largely out of his own pocket. Not until 9 March 1923 after Wigram donated a further £10000 did the government agree to assume all the company's liabilities and run Sock-burn as a military airbase. On 21 June 1923 the airfield renamed Wigram Aerodrome in honour of its founder was officially handed over. After Wigram gave another 81 acres adjoining the site in 1932 some judged it to be the finest airfield in the hemisphere.
Wigram also helped to found the Canterbury Aero Club fostered the formation of other private clubs throughout the country and was made patron of the New Zealand Aero Club at its inception in 1930. For his services to aviation he was knighted in 1926. Sir Henry Wigram died at his Park Terrace home on 6 May 1934. He was survived by his wife; there were no children of the marriage. Many eulogies recalled his exemplary qualities of intellect and character his patriotism and his generous financial support of various causes. His achievement was summed up in a Press editorial: 'this was a man notable for the wisdom that sees far reaches for much and is sure in its grasp'.
Agnes Wigram who like her husband played an active part in public life succeeded him as patron of the Canterbury Aero Club and in 1949 presented the Lady Wigram Trophy for competition at the inter­national motor race subsequently held annually at Wigram. She outlived Henry Wigram by 23 years dying in 1957.

Author: gordon ogilvie

Bentley G. & M. Conly. Portrait of an air force. Wellington 1987
Noble L. M. Sir Henry Wigram. Christchurch 1952
Obit. Press. 1 May 1934: 9
Scotter W. H. A history of Canterbury. Vol. 3. Christchurch 1965 
Wigram, Henry Francis (I15368)
 
2514 Wilbraham Egerton 1st and last Earl Egerton of Tatton graduated from Oxford University Oxford Oxfordshire England with a Master of Arts (M.A.).
He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for North Cheshire between 1858 and 1868.
He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Mid-Cheshire between 1868 and 1883.
He succeeded to the title of 2nd Baron Egerton of Tatton co. Chester [U.K. 1859] on 21 February 1883.
He was created 1st Viscount Salford co. Lancaster [U.K.] on 22 July 1897.
He was created 1st Earl Egerton of Tatton [U.K.] on 22 July 1897.
On his death the Earldom and Visocuntcy became extinct. 
Egerton, Wilbraham 1st and last Earl Egerton of Tatton (I23297)
 
2515 Wilfred I, Conde de Barcelona was a member of the House of Urgell.
Wilfred I, Conde de Barcelona also went by the nick-name of Wilfred 'the Hairy' (?).
He gained the title of Conde de Barcelona in 878. 
Wilfred I Conde de Barcelona (I7693)
 
2516 Wilhelm Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg was a member of the House of Guelph.
Wilhelm Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg also went by the nick-name of Wilhelm 'the Younger'.
He succeeded to the title of Herzog von Braunschweig-Lüneburg in 1559. 
von Braunschweig-Lüneburg, Wilhelm Herzog (I9142)
 
2517 Wilhelm V Herzog von Bayern was a member of the House of Wittelsbach.
Wilhelm V Herzog von Bayern also went by the nick-name of Wilhelm 'the Pious'.
He succeeded to the title of Herzog von Bayern in 1579.
He abdicated as Duke of Bavaria in 1597. 
von Bayern, Wilhelm V Herzog (I11878)
 
2518 Wilhelmine Charlotte Karoline Prinzessin von Brandenburg-Ansbach usually went by her middle name of Caroline. She was a member of the House of Hohenzollern. She gained the title of Prinzessin von Brandenburg-Ansbach.
As a result of her marriage Wilhelmine Charlotte Karoline Prinzessin von Brandenburg-Ansbach was styled as Queen Consort Caroline of Great Britain on 11 October 1727. 
von Brandenburg-Ansbach, Wilhelmine Charlotte Karoline Prinzessin (I9157)
 
2519 Will as to lands of Richard Culpeper Esq. "one of the sons of Walter Culpeper of Goudhurst Esquire and brother to Sir John Culpeper sometime of Goudhurst Knight" 22 Sep 1516.
To Elizabeth Culpeper my sister a croft (a small piece of land usually attached to a house used for farming or pasture) in Horsemonden in Kent with remainder to Alexander Culpeper and no more for "thanks be to God he has no need." The male heirs of Walter Culpeper my nephew to have the manor of Heronden and the tenement of the Bavre. Loggelond in Ardingly to the churchwardens to keep an obit with beer bread and cheese by 10 priests at 8d each to pray for self Margaret my wife Walter Culpeper and Agnes his wife my father and mother Richard Wakehurst the elder and Richard Wakehurst the younger and Agnes his wife my wife’s father and mother. Parishes of Ardingly Balcombe West Hoathly Lindfield and Withyham. Elizabeth Culpeper late the wife of Nicholas Culpeper my brother to take up the rents and issues of all other lands in Horsemonden or Goudhurst in Kent and in Maresfield Salehurst Ifeld Crawley Slaugham Worth and West Hoathly in Sussex and in Leigh in Surrey or elsewhere in England for life and after her death the lands in Leigh which I bought to Richard Culpeper son and heir of Nicholas and Elizabeth. To Thomas Culpeper one of the sons of the said Nicholas and Anne wife of the said Thomas lands in Ifeld Crawley Slaugham and Worth which I bought of John Wodye &c. To George Culpeper (after Elizabeth's decease) the messuage and lands of Strudgate for life with remainder to Richard Culpeper son and heir of the aforesaid Nicholas. Also to the said George Busses in West Hoathly and a mill called Hope Mill in Goudhurst and the halfendele of a fulling mill in Horsemonden to him and his heirs. And as for Pilstye I cannot put it from George for it is copyhold. To Richard Culpeper youngest son of the foresaid Nicholas and Elizabeth a messuage or tenement called the Feryn in Ninfield and Salehurst co Sussex and land and messuages at Turners Hill also two tenements in Goudhurst sometime John Bechefeld Richard Mylis Thomas Burges. Remainder after death of Elizabeth to foresaid Richard his heirs and assigns. If Thomas Culpeper George Culpeper or Richard Culpeper the youngest son die during the lifetime of the said Elizabeth without wife or children his part to remain to the other living of the aforesaid three.

Proved at Lambeth 8 Nov 1516 by Richard Culpeper George Culpeper and Thomas Culpeper in person and by Elizabeth Culpeper in the person of William Crowland. 
Colepeper, Richard (I5213)
 
2520 Willem I von Nassau-Dillenburg, Prince of Orange also went by the nick-name of Wilhelm 'the Silent'.
He gained the title of Prince Wilhelm of Orange in 1545.
He gained the title of Stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands in 1559. 
von Nassau-Dillenburg, Willem I Prince of Orange (I19400)
 
2521 William 'le Gros' Count of Aumale also went by the nick-name of William 'le Gros' (or in English the Fat). He gained the title of Lord of Holderness before 1130.
He was styled as Count of Aumale before 1130.
He fought in the Battle of the Standard in 1138 where he distinguished himself.
He was styled as Earl of Yorkshire in 1138.
In 1139 he founded the Abbey of Thornton.
He fought in the Battle of Lincoln on 2 February 1140/41 where he was with King Stephen at his defeat.
In 1150 he founded the Abbey of Meaux instead of going on Crusade which he had previously promised. 
William ‘le Gros’ Count of Aumale (I7425)
 
2522 William A'Court 1st Baron Heytesbury was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.).
He was educated at Eton College Eton Berkshire England.
He held the office of Secretary of Legation to Naples in 1801.
He held the office of Secretary to Special Mission to Vienna in 1807.
He held the office of Envoy to the States of Barbary in 1813.
He held the office of Envoy to Naples in 1814.
He succeeded to the title of 2nd Baronet A'Court of Heytesbury Wiltshire [G.B. 1795] on 22 July 1817.
He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross Order of the Bath (G.C.B.) in 1819.
He held the office of Envoy to Spain in 1822.
He held the office of Ambassador to Portugal between 1824 and 1828.
He held the office of Ambassador to Russia in 1828.
He was created 1st Baron Heytesbury on 23 January 1828. 
A'Court, William 1st Baron Heytesbury (I26459)
 
2523 William Alexander Anthony Archibald Hamilton 11th Duke of Hamilton was styled as Marquess of Douglas between 1819 and 1852.
He was educated at Eton College Eton Berkshire England.
He matriculated at Christ Church College Oxford University Oxford Oxfordshire England on 2 July 1829.
He graduated from Christ Church College Oxford University Oxford Oxfordshire England on 15 November 1832 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).
He held the office of Grand Master of the Freemasons [Scotland] between 1833 and 1835.
He held the office of Knight Marischal of Scotland between 1846 and 1863.
He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Lanarkshire between 1852 and 1863.
He succeeded to the title of 8th Earl of Angus [S. 1633] on 18 August 1852.
He succeeded to the title of 8th Marquess of Douglas [S. 1633] on 18 August 1852.
He succeeded to the title of 11th Lord Aven and Innerdale [S. 1643] on 18 August 1852.
He succeeded to the title of 10th Earl of Lanark [S. 1639] on 18 August 1852.
He succeeded to the title of 11th Earl of Arran and Cambridge [S. 1643] on 18 August 1852.
He succeeded to the title of 11th Duke of Hamilton [S. 1643] on 18 August 1852.
He succeeded to the title of 11th Marquess of Clydesdale [S. 1643] on 18 August 1852.
He succeeded to the title of 8th Baron of Dutton [G.B. 1711] on 18 August 1852.
He succeeded to the title of 8th Lord Abernethy and Jedburgh Forest [S. 1633] on 18 August 1852.
He succeeded to the title of 8th Duke of Brandon [G.B. 1711] on 18 August 1852.
He succeeded to the title of 10th Lord Machansyre and Polmont [S. 1639] on 18 August 1852.
He held the office of President of the Highland and Agricultural Society [Scotland] between 1853 and 1858. 
Hamilton, William Alexander Anthony Archibald 11th Duke of Hamilton (I18165)
 
2524 William Alexander Louis Stephen Douglas-Hamilton 12th Duke of Hamilton was styled as Earl of Angus between 1845 and 1852.
He succeeded to the title of Marquess of Douglas between 1852 and 1863.
He was educated in 1859 at Eton College Eton Berkshire England.
He succeeded to the title of 9th Lord Abernethy and Jedburgh Forest [S. 1633] on 15 July 1863.
He succeeded to the title of 9th Baron of Dutton [G.B. 1711] on 15 July 1863.
He succeeded to the title of 9th Marquess of Douglas [S. 1633] on 15 July 1863.
He succeeded to the title of 9th Earl of Angus [S. 1633] on 15 July 1863.
He succeeded to the title of 12th Earl of Arran and Cambridge [S. 1643] on 15 July 1863.
He succeeded to the title of 12th Marquess of Clydesdale [S. 1643] on 15 July 1863.
He succeeded to the title of 12th Duke of Hamilton [S. 1643] on 15 July 1863.
He succeeded to the title of 12th Lord Aven and Innerdale [S. 1643] on 15 July 1863.
He succeeded to the title of 9th Duke of Brandon [G.B. 1711] on 15 July 1863.
He succeeded to the title of 11th Lord Machansyre and Polmont [S. 1639] on 15 July 1863.
He succeeded to the title of 11th Earl of Lanark [S. 1639] on 15 July 1863.
He matriculated at Christ Church College Oxford University Oxford Oxfordshire England on 20 October 1863.
He was created Duc de Châtellérault [France] on 20 April 1864.
He was invested as a Knight Order of the Thistle (K.T.) on 22 February 1878.
In 1882 the contents of Hamilton Palace including pictures furniture and works of art were sold at Christies in a sale lasting 17 days raising a total of £400000.
He succeeded to the title of 8th Earl of Selkirk [S. 1646] on 2 May 1886. 
Douglas-Hamilton, William Alexander Louis Stephen 12th Duke of Hamilton (I20743)
 
2525 William Anne van Keppel 2nd Earl of Albemarle gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel on 25 August 1717 in the service of the 1st Regiment of Foot Guards.
He succeeded to the title of 2nd Baron Ashford of Ashford Kent [E. 1697] on 19 May 1718.
He succeeded to the title of 2nd Earl of Albemarle [E. 1697] on 19 May 1718.
He succeeded to the title of 2nd Viscount Bury co. Lancaster [E. 1697] on 19 May 1718.
He held the office of Lord of the Bedchamber to the Prince of Wales between October 1722 and 1751 later King.
He held the office of Aide-de-Camp to the King between 1724 and 1734.
He was invested as a Knight Order of the Bath (K.B.) on 18 May 1725.
He gained the rank of Colonel on 4 June 1733 in the service of the 3rd troop of Horse Guards.
He held the office of Governor of Virginia between 26 September 1737 and 1754.
He gained the rank of Brigadier-General on 2 July 1739.
He gained the rank of Major-General on 20 February 1741/42.
He fought in the Battle of Dettingen in 1743.
He was Colonel of the Coldstream Guards between 1744 and 1754.
He fought in the Battle of Fontenoy in 1745.
He gained the rank of Lieutenant-General on 26 February 1744/45.
He fought in the Battle of Culloden on 16 April 1746.
He was Commander-in-Chief of the forces in Scotland on 23 August 1746.
He resigned as Knight Order of the Bath in 1749.
He held the office of Ambassador to France between 1749 and 1754.
He was invested as a Knight Order of the Garter (K.G.) on 12 July 1750.
He held the office of Groom of the Stole between 1751 and 1754.
He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) on 12 July 1751.
He held the office of a Lord Justice on 30 March 1752 during the King's absence in Germany. 
van Keppel, William Anne 2nd Earl of Albemarle (I21406)
 
2526 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Windsor, William Arthur Philip Louis Duke of Cambridge (I16512)
 
2527 William Arundell lived at London England Arundell, William (I10502)
 
2528 William Bagot 3rd Baron Bagot of Bagot's Bromley was educated at Charterhouse School Godalming Surrey England.
He was educated at Eton College Eton Berkshire England.
He was educated at Magdalene College Cambridge University Cambridge Cambridgeshire England.
He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Conservative) for Denbighshire between 1835 and 1852.
He succeeded to the title of 3rd Baron Bagot of Bagot's Bromley co. Stafford [G.B. 1780] on 12 February 1856.
He succeeded to the title of 8th Baronet Bagot of Blithfield co. Stafford [E. 1627] on 12 February 1856.
He held the office of Gentleman of the Bedchamber to the Prince Consort between 1858 and 1859.
He was Honorary Colonel of the Staffordshire Yeomanry.
He held the office of a Lord-in-Waiting between July 1866 and December 1868.
He held the office of a Lord-in-Waiting between February 1874 and May 1880. 
Bagot, William 3rd Baron Bagot of Bagot’s Bromley (I22578)
 
2529 William Bardolf 4th Lord Bardolf fought in the wars in Scotland and Ireland.
He succeeded to the title of 4th Lord Bardolf [E. 1299] circa July 1363. 
Bardolf, William 4th Lord Bardolf (I5742)
 
2530 William Barry 8th Lord Barry succeeded to the title of 8th Lord Barry [I. c. 1261] circa 1420.
He held the office of Sheriff of County Cork in 1433.
He was a Commissioner for the peace of County Cork in 1434.
He held the office of Sheriff of County Cork in 1451.
He held the office of Sheriff of County Cork in 1461.
On 8 November 1461 he had a grant of 20 marks per year for life from King Edward IV out of the customs of Cork. 
Barry, William 8th Lord Barry (I20024)
 
2531 William Bentinck 2nd Duke of Portland was educated at Eton College Eton Berkshire England.
He succeeded to the title of 3rd Viscount Woodstock co. Oxford [E. 1689] on 4 July 1726.
He succeeded to the title of 3rd Baron of Cirencester co. Gloucester [E. 1689] on 4 July 1726.
He succeeded to the title of 2nd Duke of Portland [G.B. 1716] on 4 July 1726.
He succeeded to the title of 2nd Marquess of Titchfield co. Southampton [G.B. 1716] on 4 July 1726.
He succeeded to the title of 3rd Earl of Portland co. Dorset [E. 1689] on 4 July 1726.
He was invested as a Fellow Royal Society (F.R.S.) in 1739.
He graduated from Oxford University Oxford Oxfordshire England in 1755 with a Doctor of Civil Law (D.C.L.). 
Bentinck, William 2nd Duke of Portland (I19835)
 
2532 William Berkeley held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.). Berkeley, William (I22264)
 
2533 William Blount fought in the Battle of Barnet on 14 April 1471. Blount, William (I25741)
 
2534 William Bonville fought in the Battle of Wakefield on 31 December 1460 Bonville, William (I5412)
 
2535 William Bouverie 3rd Earl of Radnor was also known as William Pleydell-Bouverie.
He gained the title of 3rd Earl of Radnor. 
Pleydell-Bouverie, William 3rd Earl of Radnor (I18155)
 
2536 William Bruce Stopford Sackville was baptised with the name of William Bruce Stopford.
He held the office of High Sheriff of Northamptonshire in 1850.
He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of Northamptonshire.
He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Northamptonshire.
On 26 March 1870 his name was legally changed to William Bruce Stopford Sackville by Royal Licence.
He lived at Drayton House Thrapston Northamptonshire England. 
Stopford Sackville, William Bruce (I27657)
 
2537 William Cavendish 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne was invested as a Knight Order of the Bath (K.B.) in 1610.
He was educated at St. John's College Cambridge University Cambridge Cambridgeshire England.
He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for East Retford in 1614.
He was created 1st Viscount Mansfield co. Nottingham [England] on 29 October 1620.
He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire between 1626 and 1642.
He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Derbyshire between 1628 and 1638.
He was created 1st Baron Cavendish of Bolsover co. Derby [England] on 7 March 1627/28.
He was created 1st Earl of Newcastle-on-Tyne [England] on 7 March 1627/28.
He succeeded to the title of 9th Baron Ogle in 1629. He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1639.
He fought in the Battle of Piercebridge on 1 December 1642.
He fought in the Battle of Adwalton in 1643.
He was created 1st Marquess of Newcastle-on-Tyne [England] on 27 October 1643.
He fought in the English Civil War as a Royalist Commander.
He wrote the book Treatise on Government.
He was invested as a Knight Order of the Garter (K.G.) in January 1649/50.
He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire between 1660 and 1676.
He was created 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne co. Northumberland [England] on 16 March 1664/65.
He was created 1st Earl of Ogle co. Northumberland [England] on 16 March 1664/65.
He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Northumberland between 1670 and 1676 jointly. 
Cavendish, William 1st Duke of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (I19856)
 
2538 William Cavendish 3rd Duke of Devonshire was educated at New College Oxford University Oxford Oxfordshire England.
He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Whig) for Lostwithiel between 1721 and 1724.
He held the office of Lord Steward of the Household between 1723 and 1737.
He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Whig) for Grampound between 1724 and 1727.
He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Whig) for Huntingdonshire between 1727 and 1729.
He succeeded to the title of 3rd Marquess of Hartington co. Derby [E. 1694] on 4 June 1729.
He succeeded to the title of 3rd Duke of Devonshire [E. 1694] on 4 June 1729.
He succeeded to the title of 6th Earl of Devonshire [E. 1618] on 4 June 1729.
He succeeded to the title of 6th Baron Cavendish of Hardwick co. Derby [E. 1605] on 4 June 1729.
He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1731.
He held the office of Lord Privy Seal between 1731 and 1733.
He was invested as a Knight Order of the Garter (K.G.) in 1733.
He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland between 1737 and 1744.
He held the office of Lord Steward of the Household between 1745 and 1749. 
Cavendish, William 3rd Duke of Devonshire (I16055)
 
2539 William Cecil, 2nd Earl of Exeter held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Stamford from 1586 to 1587.
He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Stamford from 1588 to 1589.
He was invested as a Knight in 1603.
He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire between 1623 and 1640.
He succeeded to the title of 2nd Earl of Exeter [E., 1605] on 8 February 1622/23.
He succeeded to the title of 3rd Baron of Burghley, co. Northampton [E., 1571] on 8 February 1622/23.
He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1626.
He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.) in 1630. 
Cecil, William 2nd Earl of Exeter (I14676)
 
2540 William Charles de Meuron FitzWilliam 7th Earl FitzWilliam was invested as a Knight Commander Royal Victorian Order (K.C.V.O.).
He was decorated with the award of Commander Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.).
He was decorated with the award of Companion Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.).
He succeeded to the title of 7th Earl FitzWilliam co. Tyrone [I. 1716] in 1943. 
Wentworth-Fitz William, Wiliam Charles de Meuron 7th Earl FitzWilliam (I21747)
 
2541 William Charles Keppel 4th Earl of Albermarle succeeded to the title of 4th Baron Ashford of Ashford Kent [E. 1697] on 13 October 1772.
He succeeded to the title of 4th Viscount Bury co. Lancaster [E. 1697] on 13 October 1772.
He succeeded to the title of 4th Earl of Albemarle [E. 1697] on 13 October 1772.
He held the office of Master of the Buckhounds between 1806 and 1807.
He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1830.
He held the office of Master of the Horse between 1830 and 1834.
He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross Hanoverian Order (G.C.H.) in 1833 civil.
He held the office of Master of the Horse between 1835 and 1841. 
Keppel, William Charles 4th Earl of Albermarle (I21413)
 
2542 William Cochrane 7th Earl of Dundonald succeeded to the title of 7th Lord Cochrane of Dundonald [S. 1647] on 28 May 1737.
He succeeded to the title of 7th Lord Cochrane of Paseley and Ochiltrie [S. 1669] on 28 May 1737.
He succeeded to the title of 7th Earl of Dundonald [S. 1669] on 28 May 1737.
He fought in the Siege of Louisbourg on 9 July 1758. 
Cochrane, William 7th Earl of Dundonald (I13929)
 
2543 William Cochrane held the office of Joint-Keeper of the Signet in 1711.
He lived at Kilmarnock Ayrshire Scotland. 
Cochrane, William (I13451)
 
2544 William Cornwallis Cornwallis-West was baptised with the name of William Cornwallis West.
He was admitted to Lincoln's Inn in 1862 entitled to practice as a barrister.
He held the office of High Sheriff of Denbighshire in 1872.
He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Denbighshire.
He gained the rank of Honorary Colonel in the service of the 4th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Denbighshire from 1885 to 1892.
On 1895 his name was legally changed to William Cornwallis Cornwallis-West by Deed Poll.
He was decorated with the award of Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Officers' Decoration (V.D.).
He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Hampshire.
He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Denbighshire.
He lived at Ruthin Castle Denbighshire Wales.
He lived at Newlands Manor Lymington Hampshire England. 
Cornwallis-West, William Cornwallis (I18626)
 
2545 William Courtenay 10th Earl of Devon was educated at Westminster College Westminster London England.
He graduated from Christ Church College Oxford University Oxford Oxfordshire England in 1798 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).
He was admitted to Lincoln's Inn in 1799 entitled to practice as a barrister.
He graduated from Christ Church College Oxford University Oxford Oxfordshire England in 1801 with a Master of Arts (M.A.).
He held the office of Commissioner of Bankrupts between 1802 and 1817.
He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Tory) for Exeter between 1812 and 1826.
He held the office of Master in Chancery between 1817 and 1826.
He succeeded to the title of 6th Baronet Courtenay [E. 1645] on 26 May 1835.
He succeeded to the title of 10th Earl of Devon [E. 1553] on 26 May 1835.
He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Law (D.C.L.) by Christ Church College Oxford University Oxford Oxfordshire England in 1837.
He held the office of High Steward of Oxford University between 1838 and 1859.
He held the office of Ecclesiastical Commissioner between 1842 and 1850. 
Courtenay, William 10th Earl of Devon (I19752)
 
2546 William Coutts Keppel 7th Earl of Albemarle was educated at Eton College Eton Berkshire England.
He gained the rank of Ensign in 1843 in the service of the 43rd Foot.
He gained the rank of Lieutenant in 1843 in the service of the 43rd Foot.
He gained the rank of Lieutenant in 1848 in the service of the Scots Guards.
He was styled as Viscount Bury between 1851 and 1891.
He was Aide-de-Camp to Lord Frederick Fitz-Clarence in 1853 at India.
He held the office of Superintendant for Indian Affairs for Canada between 1854 and 1856.
He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Norwich between 1857 and 1859.
He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1859.
He held the office of Treasurer of the Queen's Household between 1859 and 1866.
He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in 1860 in the service of the Civil Service Rifle Volunteers.
He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Wick Burghs between 1860 and 1865.
He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Berwick between 1868 and 1874.
He was invested as a Knight Commander Order of St. Michael and St. George (K.C.M.G.) on 24 August 1870.
He succeeded to the title of 7th Baron Ashford of Ashford Kent [E. 1697] on 6 September 1876 in the lifetime of his father.
He held the office of Under-Secretary for War in 1878.2 On 13 April 1879 he became a Roman Catholic.
He held the office of Volunteer Aide-de-Camp to HM Queen Victoria in 1881.
He succeeded to the title of 7th Viscount Bury co. Lancaster [E. 1697] on 21 February 1891.
He succeeded to the title of 7th Earl of Albemarle [E. 1697] on 21 February 1891. 
Keppel, William Coutts 7th Earl of Albermarle (I21424)
 
2547 William d'Aubigny 1st Earl of Arundel was created 1st Earl of Arundel [England] circa 1138.
In 1139 he gave shelter to the Empress Maud at Arundel Castle but ever after adhered to King Stephen. He held the office of Lord of the Manor of Buckenham Norfolk in 1139.
In 1153 he was influential in arranging the treaty where King Stephen retained the corwn for life but with Henry II as heir.
In 1163/64 he was one of the embassy to Rome.
In 1168 he was one of the embassy to Saxony.
He was commander of the Royal army in Normandy against the King's rebellious sons where he distinguished himself with "swiftness and velocity" in August 1173.
He fought in the battle near Bury St. Edmunds on 29 September 1173 where he assisted in the defeat of the Earl of Leicester who had with his Flemings invaded Suffolk. 
d’ Aubigny, William 1st Earl of Arundel (I9029)
 
2548 William d'Aubigny 2nd Earl of Arundel succeeded to the title of Earl of Sussex in 1176/77.
He succeeded to the title of 2nd Earl of Arundel [E. c. 1138] on 27 June 1190.
He held the office of Custos Rotulorum of Windsor Castle in 1191.
He was one of the receivers for the money raised for the King's raised in 1194. 
d’ Aubigny, William 2nd Earl of Arundel (I9031)
 
2549 William d'Aubigny 3rd Earl of Arundel succeeded to the title of Earl of Sussex on 24 December 1193. He succeeded to the title of 3rd Earl of Arundel [E. c. 1138] on 24 December 1193.
On 15 May 1213 he witnessed the concession by King John of the Kingdom to the Pope.
On 14 June 1216 he joined Prince Louis (later Louis VIII of France) after King John abandoned Winchester.
On 14 July 1217 he returned to King John's allegiance after the Royalist victory at Lincoln (consistently taking the winning side).
He held the office of Justiciar [England] after 1217.
In 1218 he embarked on the Crusade of that year. 
d’ Aubigny, William 3rd Earl of Arundel (I9034)
 
2550 William D'Oyly lived at Hadleigh Suffolk England. d’Oyly, William (I25555)
 

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