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Bankes [née Hawtrey], Mary, Lady Bankes (d. 1661), royalist landholder, was the only daughter and an heir of Ralph Hawtrey (1570–1638) and his wife, Mary Altham (1578–1647). The Hawtreys claimed Norman descent and established themselves in Ruislip, Middlesex, in the sixteenth century. In 1618 she married ...

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Fletcher, Christian, Lady Abercrombie (1619/20–1691), royalist heroine, was born in Kinneff, Kincardineshire. About 1642 she married James Granger or Grainger (1603/4–1663), presbyterian minister of Kinneff church since 1640. He had graduated MA from the University of St Andrews and had been a preacher in ...

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Margaret Hamilton, Lady Belhaven and Stenton (b. in or before 1625, d. in or after 1694) by Sir Anthony Van Dyck [with John Hamilton, first Lord Belhaven and Stenton] Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Hamilton, Margaret, Lady Belhaven and Stenton (b. in or before 1625, d. in or after 1694), royalist heroine and medical practitioner, was the illegitimate daughter of James Hamilton, second marquess of Hamilton (1589–1625). It has been plausibly suggested that her mother was Anne...

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Jane Lane, Lady Fisher (d. 1689) by unknown artist, c. 1660 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lane, Jane, Lady Fisher (d. 1689), royalist heroine, was the third daughter of Thomas Lane (1585–1660) and Anne Bagot (b. 1589, d. in or after 1651), who married at Blithfield, Staffordshire, on 10 February 1610. Her father, 'a person of excellent reputation', resided at ...

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Pope, Mary (d. 1653?), royalist writer, of unknown parentage, was married to John Pope (d. 1646), a member of the London Salters' Company who served as its master for 1642. They were living in Friday Street, in the parish of St Margaret Moses, London...

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Stanley [née de La Trémoille], Charlotte, countess of Derby (1599–1664), noblewoman and royalist heroine, was born at the château of Thouars, Poitou, in France, in early December 1599, the second child and eldest daughter of Claude de La Trémoille, duc de Thouars...

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Charlotte Stanley, countess of Derby (1599–1664) by Gerrit van Honthorst, 1632 [as Minerva] Christie's Images Ltd. (2004)

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Whorwood [née Ryder], Jane (bap. 1612, d. 1684), royalist agent, was the elder daughter of William Ryder (d. 1617) of Charing Cross, Westminster, a Scot and principal harbinger of the royal stables, and Elizabeth de Boussy (d. 1659) of Antwerp...