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Chillenden, Edmund (fl. 1631–1678), parliamentarian army officer and General Baptist leader, was the son of William Chillenden, yeoman, of Faversham, Kent. His father had died by the time he was bound to the Merchant Taylors' Company of London in February 1631. He gained his freedom of the company in March 1637 and worked for his former master as a button-seller living in ...

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Cobbett, John (d. 1657), parliamentarian army officer and Leveller, was son of Ralph Cobbett, a gentleman from Weston, Northamptonshire. John was a Londoner who probably served an apprenticeship during the 1630s, like his brothers Ralph and Robert. In 1642 all three brothers joined the parliamentarian army as officers of foot. ...

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Goodsonn [Goodson], William (b. 1609/10, d. in or after 1680), naval officer, was a native of Great Yarmouth, and probably from a seafaring family well established there. From ages he gave in later depositions it appears that he was born in 1609 or 1610. Bred to the sea, he made numerous trading voyages to the ...

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Pride, Thomas, appointed Lord Pride under the protectorate (d. 1658), parliamentarian army officer and regicide, was the son of William Pride, yeoman of Pedwell Manor, in the parish of Ashcot, Somerset. On 30 January 1622 he was apprenticed to Thomas Bradway, citizen and haberdasher of ...