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Beake, Robertlocked

(d. 1708)
  • Christopher Durston

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Beake, Robert (d. 1708), local politician and army officer, is of obscure origins. Having served his apprenticeship, by 1642 he had established himself as a member of the Coventry Drapers' Company. On the outbreak of civil war he raised a regiment for parliament...

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B. D. Henning, ed., , 3 vols. (1983)
Bodleian Library, Oxford