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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Elwes Family History

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Some Famous People with the surname of Elwes

Cary ElwesWiki Ivan Simon Cary Elwes (born 26 October 1962), known professionally as Cary Elwes, is an English actor, known for his performances in "Lady Jane", "The Princess Bride", ', "Hot Shots!", "Glory", "Liar, Liar", "Saw" and "Twister".
Henry John ElwesWiki Henry John Elwes, FRS (16 May 1846 - 26 November 1922) was a British botanist, entomologist, author, lepidopterist, naturalist, collector and traveller who became renowned for collecting specimens of lilies during trips to the Himalayas and Korea.
Simon ElwesWiki Simon Edmund Vincent Paul Elwes, RP, RA, (29 June, 1902 ? 6 August, 1975) was an English society portrait painter whose patrons included Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
Gervase ElwesWiki Gervase Henry Cary-Elwes (15 November 1866 ? 12 January 1921), always known as Gervase Elwes, was an English tenor of great distinction, who exercised a powerful influence over the development of English music.
John ElwesWiki John Elwes (original name John Hahessy) (born 20 October 1946) is an English tenor singer.
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Robert ElwesWiki Robert Hamond Elwes (1856 ? 27 January 1881) was a Lieutenant in the Grenadier Guards famous for having died valiantly at the Battle of Laing's Nek, South Africa as immortalized in Elizabeth (Lady Butler) Thompson's painting, "Floreat Etona!" (1898).