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Hastings, Sir Edward (1382–1438), soldier and litigant, was born on 21 May 1382 at Fenwick, Yorkshire, the second son of Sir Hugh Hastings (d. 1386/7) of Elsing, Norfolk, and great-grandson of Sir Hugh Hastings (c. 1310–1347). His father, a noted soldier, served on most of the principal campaigns of the 1370s and 1380s, and was a prominent retainer of ...

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Porteous, John (c. 1695–1736), army officer and victim of crowd violence, was probably born in the burgh of the Canongate, Edinburgh, the son of Stephen Porteous, a tailor. Little is known of his early life other than that he served in the army in ...

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Yelverton, William Charles, fourth Viscount Avonmore (1824–1883), army officer and litigant, born on 27 September 1824, was the eldest son of Barry John Yelverton, third Viscount Avonmore (1790–1870), and his second wife, Cecilia (d. 1 Feb 1876), eldest daughter of Charles O'Keeffe...