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Earl of Aylesford, in the County of Kent, is a title in the Peerage of Great Britain.

Elizabeth Barrett was born in 1806, the eldest daughter of Edward Moulton Barrett, a merchant with connections in the West Indies.

George Paul was headmaster of Ledbury Boys School for over twenty years, from 1885 until 1917.

Henry Brookes was a fine example of the Victorian self-educated working man.

Henry Rider Haggard was born in Norfolk in 1856, the son of a Norfolk squire.

Stephen Ballard was influential in shaping the town of Ledbury through the critical time of the canal and railway construction.  A

The author and poet John Masefield is one of Ledbury's most famous sons. He was born at the Knapp, in the Homend, in 1878.

Much of what we know of Anglo-Saxon Sunderland comes from the writings of the celebrated monk and scholar Bede who, in his famous work The Eccl

Duchess Georgiana married the 5th duke of Devonshire in 1775.

In 1811, just short of his 21st birthday, William Spenser Cavendish (the 6th duke of Devonshire) inherited one of the largest landed estates in the