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John Burgoyne (1723–1792) by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1766 © The Frick Collection, New York

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Burgoyne, John (1723–1792), army officer, politician, and playwright, was born on 4 February 1723 at Park Prospect, Westminster, legally the son of Captain John Burgoyne (d. 1768) and his wife, Anna Maria, daughter of Charles Burneston of Hackney, but possibly fathered by ...

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Carlile, James (d. 1691), actor, playwright, and soldier, was said by Charles Gildon to have been born in Lancashire. He may have been related to the playwright Lodowick Carlell (1601/2–1675). When London's two theatre companies combined in 1682, James Carlile and William Mountfort...

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Macnally, Leonard (1752–1820), playwright and political informer, was born in Dublin, the only son of William Macnally, merchant of Dublin. According to biographies published in his lifetime, and probably on the basis of information provided by himself, Macnally was related to 'many of the principal Roman Catholic families in ...

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See North, Frederick, second earl of Guilford [known as Lord North]

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Thackeray, Thomas James [Tom] (1796–1877), playwright, army officer, and agriculturist, was born on 5 September 1796 in Madras, India, the elder son of Thomas Thackeray (1767–1852) of Bath, a surgeon on the Madras establishment of the East India Company, and his first wife, ...

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Tuke, Sir Samuel, first baronet (c. 1615–1674), royalist army officer and playwright, was the third son of George Tuke of Frayling, Essex, and his wife Elizabeth Wase. He was admitted to Gray's Inn on 14 August 1635, at the same time as his eldest brother, ...