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Beauchamp, Sir Walter (d. 1430), soldier, administrator, and speaker of the House of Commons, was probably the second son of Sir John Beauchamp of Powick, Worcestershire, and his wife, Elizabeth. First recorded in 1392 as retained by Thomas of Woodstock, duke of Gloucester...

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Gildesburgh, Sir John (c. 1331–1389), soldier and speaker of the House of Commons, was related to John Gildesburgh (d. 1349), a London fishmonger of illegitimate birth, and to Peter Gildesburgh, a prominent official in the employment of Edward, the Black Prince, but his parentage is unknown. After schooling at ...

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Hungerford, Walter, first Baron Hungerford (1378–1449), soldier, administrator, and speaker of the House of Commons, was the fourth but only surviving son of Sir Thomas Hungerford (d. 1397) of Farleigh Montfort, Somerset, being the elder son of his second marriage, to Joan (...

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Redman [Redmayne], Sir Richard (d. 1426), soldier, administrator, and speaker of the House of Commons, was the son of Sir Matthew Redman of Levens, Westmorland, and his first wife, Lucy. The Redman family had been prominent in north-west England since the mid-twelfth century, usually as soldiers, and ...

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Retford [Redford], Sir Henry (c. 1354–1409), soldier and speaker of the House of Commons, may have been son of Ralph Retford (fl. 1349–1374) of Castlethorpe, Lincolnshire. Henry Retford seems to have been a man of violent tendencies, twice in 1377 obtaining a pardon for homicide before turning to foreign wars. He served the king in ...