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William Craven, earl of Craven (bap. 1608, d. 1697) by Gerrit van Honthorst private collection; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Craven, William, earl of Craven (bap. 1608, d. 1697), army officer and royal servant, was baptized on 26 June 1608 at St Andrew Undershaft, London, the eldest son of the London alderman Sir William Craven (c. 1545–1618) and his wife, Elizabeth (d...

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Grey, Richard de (d. before 1272), baron and member of Henry III's military household, was the eldest son of Henry de Grey of Codnor, Derbyshire, and Thurrock, Essex (d. 1219), and Isolda (d. 1246), sister and coheir of Robert Bardolf of ...

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Leslie, Sir Walter, lord of Ross (d. 1382), soldier and royal retainer, was a younger son of Sir Andrew Leslie, lord of Leslie (d. 1320×24), and Mary Abernethy (d. in or before 1355), daughter and heir of Sir Alexander Abernethy of that ilk. He had two elder brothers, ...

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Payne, John Willett (1752–1803), naval officer and royal official, was born on 23 April 1752 at St Kitts in the Leeward Islands, the second son of Ralph Payne (d. 1760), chief justice of the island, and his second wife, Margaret, née Gallwey...

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Seymour, Edward, duke of Somerset [known as Protector Somerset] (c. 1500–1552), soldier and royal servant, was the eldest surviving son of Sir John Seymour (1473/4–1536), landowner and courtier, of Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, and his wife, Margery (d. 1550), eldest daughter of ...

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Edward Seymour, duke of Somerset (c. 1500–1552) studio of Nicholas Hilliard, 1560 (after unknown artist) in the collection of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry KT