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Bolron, Robert (fl. 1665–1682), informer and perjurer, was born in Newcastle upon Tyne. Apprenticed to a jeweller in London, he left after a year to become a foot soldier at Tynemouth Castle. During the Second Anglo-Dutch War (1665–7) he served on a frigate. In 1674 ...

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Prance, Miles (fl. 1678–1688), perjurer, was born in Eastwood in the Isle of Ely. His father was Simon Prance, gentleman, a Roman Catholic convert of royalist sympathies. In his youth Miles Prance was apprenticed to a gold- and silversmith and in the early 1670s he was a servant-in-ordinary to ...