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Ashton, John (c. 1653–1691), official in the royal household and Jacobite conspirator, was the son of Andrew Ashton (d. 1679), of Liverpool, and his wife, Alice. His father was apparently a parliamentarian army officer, though from the royalist family of Ashton of ...

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Dicconson, William (1654/5–1742), Jacobite courtier and biographer, eldest son of Hugh Dicconson (c.1621–1691) of Wrightington Hall near Wigan, and his wife, Agnes (d. 1719), third daughter of Roger Kirkby of Kirkby, came from a Lancashire Roman Catholic gentry family, which occasionally (as in the 1660s) conformed outwardly. He had three brothers (including the Catholic bishop ...

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Gordon, Alexander, second duke of Gordon (c. 1678–1728), Jacobite sympathizer and landowner, was the only son of George Gordon, first duke of Gordon (b. in or before 1649, d. 1716), and Lady Elizabeth Howard (d. 1732), eldest surviving daughter of the sixth duke of Norfolk...

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Hay, John, of Cromlix, Jacobite duke of Inverness (1691–1740), Jacobite courtier and army officer, was the third son of Thomas Hay, seventh earl of Kinnoull (c.1660–1719), and Elizabeth (1669–1696), only daughter of William Drummond, first viscount of Strathallan. George Hay, eighth earl of Kinnoull...

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Herbert, William, styled first marquess of Powis and Jacobite first duke of Powis (c. 1626–1696), Jacobite courtier, was the only son and heir of Percy Herbert, second Baron Powis (1598–1667), and his wife, Elizabeth (bap. 1600, d. 1662), daughter of Sir William Craven (c. 1545–1618)...

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Higgons, Thomas [Jacobite Sir Thomas Higgons] (1668/9–1733), Jacobite court official, was the second of the three sons of Sir Thomas Higgons (1623/4–1691), diplomat and MP, and his second wife, Bridget (d. 1692), daughter of Sir Bevil Granville. He was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford...

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Maitland, Richard, fourth earl of Lauderdale (1653–1695), Jacobite nobleman, was born on 20 June 1653, the son of Charles Maitland, third earl of Lauderdale (c. 1620–1691), and Elizabeth, younger daughter and heir of Richard Lauder of Hatton. He was known by the designation ...

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Murray, James, Jacobite first earl of Dunbar (1690–1770), politician and governor of the exiled Stuart princes, was the second of the fourteen children of David Murray, fifth Viscount Stormont (d. 1731), and his wife, Marjory (d. 1746), daughter and heiress of ...

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Nairne, David [Jacobite Sir David Nairne, first baronet] (1655–1740), Jacobite courtier, was born in August 1655 at Sandford, Fife, and baptized on 7 September 1655 at St Phillins Church in St Andrews. He was the second of the four sons of Thomas Nairne (...