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Russian agent in the family.
for manslaughter in 1838.
suicide in 1856 in Maidstone jail.
family. baby exhumed (b.1837).
a Nobel Peace Prize (2007).
diaries of a gentleman of leisure;1843-1867
from Ian Fleming to Richard Usborne sold for $13,000
a poor sailor was killed
in a storm on Henry's transatlantic liner (1859).
passionate love poems to a married woman (1906).
on the Titanic in 1912
Had a bastard son
by the “illiterate wife of a sergeant” stationed in Quebec in
Fell out of the
sky watched by members of the war cabinet in 1916.
Was a pioneer of
the game of Bridge in 1895.
Made a fortune
exporting corn from Ireland throughout the famine years (1846)
Shot an African
elephant for sport in 1956.
Left England on
police advice in the wake of a murder case.
sell his house because it was haunted (1847)
Accused his bishop
of "continuous, unreasonable and unaccountable
a child in the workhouse in 1858
in the workhouse circa 1860.
Designed a mosaic
dome for an Art Deco masterpiece in Honolulu. (1930’s)
featured in Vanity Fair in 1893 as a "Spy cartoon".
family and fortune through friendship with the outlawed Loomis
priest annulled his marriage after 52 days and told him not to be
so naive next time
Spent the night up
a 64,000 volt electricity pylon.
bankrupt for £1.5m in the crash of 1847
Was described by
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as "among the great psychic
shot through the gut in an accident with a pistol.
his job when a letter mocking the war effort was forwarded to the
the last published letter in latin to the Times.
offered a life peerage.
a desperate engagement with a french frigate killing 40 enemy
a living as an undertaker.
a “fall of shot” indicator extensively used in the First World
an enemy code at Bletchley Park.
killed in naval action near Leningrad by the Bolshevics.
Shot himself in
a Yorkshire churchyard.
pythons in Tanzania were the spirits of visiting ancestors.
Spent twenty years
locked in a mental asylum.
by “animal rights”
BAFTA award for best film by new director. (2000)
ejected from his living at Benendon, Kent for non-conformity.
Regularly rode her
bicycle under an open umbrella. (1920)
Bought a mansion house
called Thunder Hall in 1758 but never lived in it.
Was a “bitch and a
Fought in the
Burmese War in 1852.
Owned a ruined
castle with a resident hermit in 1876.
Was a prosperous Bullion
Merchant in 1835
Could not write his own name in 1617.
Changed his name from Osborne to Usborne when his father
Changed their names from Usborne to Osborne.
fiancee’s sister noticing the elegance of her
ankles on Atlantic crossing
a good log house in Illinois, raising six children in true pioneer
Was described in his will as “peruquemaker” in 1782.
domineering father picked her up by the neck, trying to make her
a redneck who was so hungry he could eat the ASS off a rag doll (1947).
A one man band creating noisy soundscapes reflecting the modern