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Goffe [Gough], Stephen (1605–1681), Roman Catholic priest and royalist agent, was born at Stanmer, Sussex, the son of Stephen Goffe, the puritan inclined rector of the nearby parish of Bramber, and his wife, Deborah, née West or Weston (1586/7–1626). The future regicide William Goffe (d. 1679?)...

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Gostelow [Gorstelow], Walter (bap. 1604, d. 1662?), royalist prophet, was born at Prescott House, Prescote, near Cropredy, Oxfordshire, and baptized at St Mary's Church, Cropredy, on 26 April 1604, the third son and fifth of ten children of Richard Gorstelow (c.1568–1621)...

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Hudson, Michael (1605–1648), Church of England clergyman and royalist agent, was born in Penrith, Cumberland. He went up to Queen's College, Oxford, as 'a poor child', matriculated on 1 February 1622, proceeded BA on 15 February 1626, and took his MA on 29 January 1629. In college he and his brother were friends and contemporaries of the diarist ...

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Wharton, Sir George, first baronet (1617–1681), astrologer and royalist, was born on 4 April 1617 at Strickland, near Kirkby Kendal in Westmorland, the son of George Wharton, a blacksmith and small farmer. He was descended, as Anthony Wood notes, 'from an antient and genteel family' (...

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Sir George Wharton, first baronet (1617–1681) by David Loggan, c. 1663 © National Portrait Gallery, London