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Anders, Władysław (1892–1970), army officer and politician, was born on 11 August 1892 in Błonie, in the county of Kutno, in Russian Poland. The eldest of four sons of Catholic parents, he attended secondary school in Warsaw, and moved with the family to ...

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Henry Arundell, third Baron Arundell of Wardour (bap. 1608, d. 1694) attrib. John Michael Wright, 1660s [The Crucifixion with … Lord Arundell and his Wife, Cicely Compton, at the Foot of the Cross] Christie's Images Ltd. (2004)

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Arundell, Henry, third Baron Arundell of Wardour (bap. 1608, d. 1694), royalist army officer and politician, was baptized on 23 February 1608 at St Andrew's, Holborn, London. He was the only son of Thomas Arundell, second Baron Arundell of Wardour (c. 1586–1643) [...

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Arundell, Thomas, first Baron Arundell of Wardour (c. 1560–1639), army officer, was the son and heir of Sir Matthew Arundell (1532×4–1598) of Wardour Castle, Wiltshire, and his wife, Margaret, daughter of Sir Henry Willoughby of Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, and his wife, Anne. His father inherited extensive former monastic lands, serving as high sheriff, custos-rotulorum, and deputy lieutenant of ...

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Ashton, Sir John (c. 1354–c. 1398), soldier and landowner, was the son and heir of Sir John Ashton (d. c.1360) of Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, and of Margaret, a daughter of Robert del Leigh of Adlington, Cheshire. His mother's second marriage, to ...

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Aston, Sir Arthur (1590x93–1649), royalist army officer, was the younger son of Sir Arthur Aston (d. 1627), soldier, of Fulham, Middlesex, who was killed on the expedition to the Île de Rhé, and his first wife, Christiana Ashton, daughter of John Ashton...

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Barclay, Sir George (c. 1636–1710), army officer and Jacobite conspirator, was probably born in Kincardineshire, the son of Andrew Barclay of 'Sheels', who was of an unrecorded cadet branch of the Barclay family of Johnston, Kincardineshire, and was perhaps Andrew, a younger son of ...

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Bard, Henry, first Viscount Bellomont [Bellamont] (1615/16–1656), royalist army officer and diplomat, came of an old-established Lincolnshire family, and was the younger son of George Bard (d. 1616), vicar of Staines, Middlesex, and his wife, Susan, daughter of John Dudley. A scholar at ...

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Robert Harrison

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Barnewall, Anthony (1721–1739), army officer in the Austrian service, was the sixth child and youngest son of John Barnewall, styled eleventh Baron Trimleston (1672–1746), and his wife, Mary (or Margaret; d. 1771), the daughter of Sir John Barnewall, kt, of Ballybrittan, King's county...

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Barnewall, Nicholas, third Viscount Barnewall of Kingsland (1668–1725), politician and army officer, was born on 15 April 1668, probably at the family seat, Turvey, in the parish of Donabate, co. Dublin, the son of Henry Barnewall, second Viscount Barnewall of Kingsland (d...

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Barry, David fitz James, de facto third Viscount Buttevant (1550–1617), soldier, was the second son of James fitz Richard Barry Roe (d. 1581), lord of Ibawne, and Eileen, daughter of Cormac MacCarthy Reagh. James assumed possession of Barryscourt, near Cork, in 1558 and was summoned to ...

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Barry, Gerat (d. 1646), army officer in the Spanish service and military writer, was probably the individual of that name who embarked from Kinsale with the Spanish forces in March 1601 in the company of his father, David Fitz Garrot Barry of Rincorran...

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Belasyse [Bellasis], John, first Baron Belasyse of Worlaby (bap. 1615, d. 1689), royalist army officer, was born at Newburgh in the North Riding of Yorkshire, and baptized on 24 June 1615 at nearby Coxwold, the second son of Thomas Belasyse, first Viscount Fauconberg of Henknowle...

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Bernardi, John (1657–1736), army officer and Jacobite conspirator, was born at Evesham, Worcestershire, the son of Francis Bernardi (b. c.1627), a Genoese nobleman and agent at the court of Charles II, naturalized in 1675, and grandson of the Genoese diplomat Count Philip de Bernardi...

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Blount, Sir Christopher (1555/6–1601), soldier and conspirator, was the second son of Thomas Blount (b. before 1523, d. 1568) of Kidderminster, Worcestershire. Blount's early life was profoundly shaped by two key influences: devout Catholicism (especially on the part of his mother, Margery, ...

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Bouquet, Henry (1719–1765), army officer and military writer, was born at Rolle in the Pays de Vaud, Switzerland. In 1736 he joined the regiment of Constant in the service of the states general of the United Provinces as a cadet, and in 1738 became an ensign. He distinguished himself while serving with the Sardinian forces in the War of the Austrian Succession, and in 1748 was appointed captain-commandant and lieutenant-colonel of a new regiment of ...

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Jennett Humphreys

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Bradshaw, James (1717–1746), Jacobite army officer, was born in Manchester, the only son of a wealthy Roman Catholic family in trade. He attended the Manchester Free School, where he studied classics, before being apprenticed in 1734 to Charles Worral, a Manchester factor who traded at the ...

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Brady, Thomas, styled Baron Brady (1752/3–1827), army officer in the Austrian service, was born in Ireland, either at Cootehill or Cavan, between October 1752 and May 1753. He entered the Austrian service as a cadet in infantry regiment 15 (Pallavicini, later Fabris) on 21 November 1769, was promoted ensign on 3 April 1774 and lieutenant on 30 November 1775, and was advanced to the rank of first lieutenant on 20 March 1784. During the War of the Bavarian Succession (1778–9) he distinguished himself at the skirmish of ...

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Brennan, Michael [Mícheál] (1896–1986), Irish revolutionary and general, was born on 2 February 1896 at Gortgarraun, near Meelick, co. Clare, the youngest of three rebel sons of Patrick Brennan, a tenant farmer (1865–1901), and Mary (1862/3–1939), daughter of Michael Clancy from Rathurd, co. Limerick...