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Alured, John (bap. 1607, d. 1651), army officer and regicide, was baptized in the parish of All Saints, Sculcoates, Hull, Yorkshire, on 4 April 1607, the eldest son of Henry Alured (c.1581–1628), gentleman landowner, and his wife, Frances (d. 1626)...

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Alured, Matthew (bap. 1615, d. 1694), parliamentarian army officer, was baptized at Sculcoates, Yorkshire, on 3 January 1615, the sixth son of Henry Alured (c.1581–1628) of the Charterhouse, near Hull, and his wife, Frances (d. 1626), daughter of Francis Vaughan...

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Balfour, Sir William (d. 1660), parliamentarian army officer, was the son of Colonel Henry Balfour (d. 1580), a member of the Balfour family of Pitcullo, Fife, and his wife, Christian Cant.

William Balfour followed his father's example by serving the Dutch in the ...

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Bampfield, Joseph (1622–1685), army officer and spy, was probably born in Devon, one of a family long established in the west country, but his parentage and early life are obscure. There is no validity for the earl of Clarendon's later statement that he was an Irishman, although he may have been educated at ...

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Blake, Robert (bap. 1598, d. 1657), naval and army officer, was baptized on 27 September 1598 at the church of St Mary the Virgin in Bridgwater, Somerset, the eldest of the eight surviving children of Humphrey Blake (d. 1625), a merchant of the town, and his wife, ...

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John Bourchier, second Baron Berners (c. 1467–1533) attrib. Ambrosius Benson, c. 1521–6 Galerie Jan der Maere

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Bourchier, John, second Baron Berners (c. 1467–1533), soldier, diplomat, and translator, was the son of Sir Humphrey Bourchier (d. 1471) and Elizabeth (d. 1497), daughter and sole heir of Frederick Tilney of Boston, Lincolnshire. His father, a Yorkist, was killed at the battle of ...

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Bowes, Sir George (1517–1545), soldier and rebel, was a posthumous son of the landowner Sir Ralph Bowes (c.1455–1516) and Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Clifford, Lord Clifford. His wardship was sold to William Eure, Lord Eure, whose daughter Muriel he married. The couple had three daughters: ...

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Brandon, Charles, first duke of Suffolk (c. 1484–1545), magnate, courtier, and soldier, was the second but only surviving son of Sir William Brandon (d. 1485) and his wife, Elizabeth Bruyn (d. 1494) of South Ockendon. The manner of Sir William's death, killed at ...

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Charles Brandon, first duke of Suffolk (c. 1484–1545) by unknown artist, c. 1540–45 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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George Brooke, ninth Baron Cobham (c. 1497–1558) by Hans Holbein the younger The Royal Collection © 2004 HM Queen Elizabeth II

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Brooke, George, ninth Baron Cobham (c. 1497–1558), soldier and landowner, was the eldest surviving son of Thomas Brooke, eighth Baron Cobham (d. 1529), and his first wife, Dorothy Heydon. He accompanied his father in attending Mary Tudor to her marriage with Louis XII of France...

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Carew, Sir George (c. 1504–1545), soldier and naval commander, was the eldest son of Sir William Carew (c.1483–1536), landowner, of Mohun's Ottery, Devon, and his wife, Joan (d. 1554), daughter of Sir William Courtenay of Powderham, Devon, and his second wife, ...

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Chamberlayne, Sir Edward (1480–1543), gentleman and soldier, was the first son of Sir Richard Chamberlayne of Coton, Northamptonshire, and Sybil, daughter of Sir Richard Fowler of Rycote, Oxfordshire, and was baptized at Weston on 22 December 1480. The Chamberlaynes traced their lineage back to the eleventh century and the Anglo-Norman house of ...

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Disbrowe [Desborough], John (bap. 1608, d. 1680), parliamentarian army officer and politician, was baptized at Eltisley, Cambridgeshire, on 13 November 1608, the second son of James Disbrowe (1582–1638) and his wife, Elizabeth Marshall (d. 1628/9). His brother was Samuel Desborough [Disbrowe], politician and administrator. Their father was a gentleman and owner of the advowson of ...

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Fairfax, Ferdinando, second Lord Fairfax of Cameron (1584–1648), parliamentarian army officer, was born on 29 March 1584 at Denton Hall, in the parish of Otley, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, the eldest son of Thomas Fairfax, first Lord Fairfax of Cameron (1560–1640)...

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Feilding, Basil, second earl of Denbigh (c. 1608–1675), parliamentarian army officer and politician, was the son of William Feilding (c. 1587–1643) of Newnham Paddox, Warwickshire, and his wife, Susan Villiers (fl. 1606–1651), whose brother George Villiers, the favourite of James I and ...

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Fortescue, Richard (d. 1655), parliamentarian army officer, was of Heckfield, near Southampton. His parents and education are unknown, but when he made his will in July 1648 he owned estates at Bray in Berkshire, and houses in Broad Street, Reading. He had a wife, ...

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Fox, John [called Tinker Fox] (bap. 1610, d. 1650), parliamentarian army officer, was baptized on 1 April 1610 at St Matthew's parish church, Walsall, Staffordshire, the son of Renold Fox of Walsall. On 24 June 1634, in the same church, he married ...

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Henry Grey, first earl of Stamford (c. 1599–1673) by Cornelius Johnson, 1638 Dunham Massey, The Stamford Collection (The National Trust). Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London