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From the 16th century onwards, a seventh son (or, more rarely, seventh daughter) was widely thought to have psychic powers, usually as a healer, but sometimes as a dowser or fortune-teller;...

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seventh son, daughter

Jacqueline Simpson and Steve Roud.

in A Dictionary of English Folklore

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 265 words.

From the 16th century onwards, a seventh son (or, more rarely, seventh daughter) was widely thought to have psychic powers,

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seventh son, daughter

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From the 16th century onwards, a seventh son (or, more rarely, seventh daughter) was widely thought to have psychic powers, usually as a healer, but sometimes as a dowser or fortune-teller;...

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Dinah

Jo Ann Hackett.

in The Oxford Companion to the Bible

January 1993; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 152 words.

Jacob and Leah's daughter, Leah's seventh child, born after her six sons (Gen. 30.21; 46.15); her

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Dinah

Jo Ann Hackett.

in The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 145 words.

Jacob and Leah's daughter, Leah's seventh child, born after her six sons; her name, like that of her half-brother

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Dinah

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies.

Jacob and Leah's daughter, Leah's seventh child, born after her six sons (Gen. 30.21; 46.15); her name, like that of her half‐brother Dan, is derived from a root meaning “to ...

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Fatio, Nicolas, of Duillier (1664–1753), mathematician and natural philosopher

Scott Mandelbrote.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy. 3433 words.

Fatio, Nicolas, of Duillier (1664–1753), mathematician and natural philosopher, was born at Basel on 16 February 1664, the second son and seventh child of Jean-Baptiste Fatio (1625–1708)...

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Foyle, William Alfred Westropp (1885–1963), bookseller

Christina Foyle.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Publishing. 1111 words.

Foyle, William Alfred Westropp (1885–1963), bookseller, was born on 4 March 1885 in Shoreditch, London, one of the eight children (six sons and two daughters) of William Foyle (1851–1934),...

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Fergusson, Sir James, eighth baronet (1904–1973), archivist and scholar

D. M. Abbott.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 966 words.

Fergusson, Sir James, eighth baronet (1904–1973), archivist and scholar, was born on 18 September 1904, the eldest son of Sir Charles Fergusson, seventh baronet (1865–1951), of Kilkerran,...

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Hay, Lord John (1793–1851), naval officer and politician

J. K. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; UK Politics. 723 words.

Hay, Lord John (1793–1851), naval officer and politician, third son of George Hay, seventh marquess of Tweeddale (1753–1804), and his wife, Hannah Charlotte Maitland (d. 8 May 1804),...

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Hay, George, eighth marquess of Tweeddale (1787–1876), army officer

H. G. Keene.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 692 words.

Hay, George, eighth marquess of Tweeddale (1787–1876), army officer, was born at Bonnington on 1 February 1787, the son of George Hay, seventh marquess of Tweeddale (1753–1804), and his...

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Roos [Ros], Sir Richard (c. 1410–1482), courtier and poet

Douglas Gray.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Social and Cultural History. 804 words.

Roos [Ros], Sir Richard (c. 1410–1482), courtier and poet, was the fifth son in the family of five sons and four daughters of William, seventh Baron Ros of Helmsley (c.1369–1414), and his...

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Stratford, John (b. 1582?, d. in or after 1634), merchant and entrepreneur

Joan Thirsk.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Business and Management. 655 words.

Stratford, John (b. 1582?, d. in or after 1634), merchant and entrepreneur, came of ancient gentry stock. He was the seventh son of John Stratford and his wife, Margaret, daughter of...

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Chichester, Sir Francis Charles (1901–1972), navigator and sailor

Edward Heath.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1130 words.

Chichester, Sir Francis Charles (1901–1972), navigator and sailor, was born on 17 September 1901 at Shirwell, Devon, the younger son (there were later two daughters) of Charles Chichester,...

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Manners, John James Robert, seventh duke of Rutland (1818–1906), politician

Jonathan Parry.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics. 2958 words.

Manners, John James Robert, seventh duke of Rutland (1818–1906), politician, born at Belvoir Castle on 13 December 1818, was the second son in the family of three sons and four daughters of...

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Seymour, Sir George Hamilton (1797–1880), diplomatist

C. A. Harris.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations. 790 words.

Seymour, Sir George Hamilton (1797–1880), diplomatist, eldest son of Lord George Seymour (1763–1848) (seventh son of Francis Seymour Conway, first marquess of Hertford) and Isabella,...

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Whitefoord, Charles (d. 1753), army officer

Stuart Handley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 743 words.

Whitefoord, Charles (d. 1753), army officer, was the third son of Sir Adam Whitefoord, first baronet (d. 1727), and his wife, Margaret (d. 1742), only daughter of Alan, seventh Lord...

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Fitzgerald, Gerald, eighth earl of Kildare (1456?–1513), magnate and administrator

Steven G. Ellis.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Local and Family History; History; History of Agriculture; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 2666 words.

Fitzgerald, Gerald, eighth earl of Kildare (1456?–1513), magnate and administrator, was probably born in 1456, the eldest of the four sons and two daughters of Thomas Fitzgerald, seventh...

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Gore [née Colquhoun], Fiona Bryde, countess of Arran (1918–2013), powerboat racer

Jean Williams.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1171 words.

Gore [née Colquhoun], Fiona Bryde, countess of Arran (1918–2013), powerboat racer, was born on 20 July 1918 at Hyndford, North Berwick, the second child and eldest daughter in the family of...

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Maitland, James, eighth earl of Lauderdale (1759–1839), politician and political economist

Roland Thorne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Economics; Political Economy. 3219 words.

Maitland, James, eighth earl of Lauderdale (1759–1839), politician and political economist, was born on 26 January 1759 at Hatton House, Ratho, Edinburghshire. He was the eldest surviving...

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Ommanney, Sir Erasmus (1814–1904), naval officer

L. G. C. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1109 words.

Ommanney, Sir Erasmus (1814–1904), naval officer, born in London on 22 May 1814, was the seventh son, in a family of eight sons and three daughters, of Sir Francis Molyneux Ommanney...

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