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Annesley, Richard, sixth earl of Anglesey (bap. 1693, d. 1761), kidnapper and bigamist, was baptized on 26 November 1693 at St Peter's Cathedral, Exeter, Devon, the third son of Dr Richard Annesley (1654/5–1701), dean of Exeter, from c.1700 third Baron Altham, and his wife, ...

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Young, Robert (c. 1656–1700), forger and false witness, had his criminal career to 1692, mainly as a clerical impostor, traced in unique detail through a dozen aliases by his intended victim Thomas Sprat, bishop of Rochester. Yet even Sprat could not certainly establish his origin. ...