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Bowes, Sir George (1517–1545), soldier and rebel, was a posthumous son of the landowner Sir Ralph Bowes (c.1455–1516) and Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Clifford, Lord Clifford. His wardship was sold to William Eure, Lord Eure, whose daughter Muriel he married. The couple had three daughters: ...

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Bowes, Sir Robert (1493?–1555), soldier, lawyer, and rebel, was the second surviving son of Sir Ralph Bowes of Streatlam, co. Durham (d. 1512), and Marjorie (d. 1524), daughter and coheir of Sir Richard Conyers of South Cowton, North Riding of Yorkshire...

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Corbet, William (1779–1842), revolutionary and soldier, was born at Ballythomas, co. Cork, on 17 August 1779, one of eight children in a protestant family. He was well educated by his father, who was a classical scholar and schoolmaster. He and his brother Thomas...

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Darcy, Thomas, Baron Darcy of Darcy (b. in or before 1467, d. 1537), soldier and rebel, was born before May 1467, being over twenty-one in May 1488. He was the son of Sir William Darcy (c. 1454–1488) [see under Darcy family (per. c. 1284-1488)...

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Gurdun [Gurdon], Sir Adam (c. 1220–1305), soldier and rebel, was the son of Adam Gurdun, a minor landowner and tenant by serjeanty in Hampshire, and his wife, Amiria. A minor when his father died, about 1231, Adam had probably come of age by 1241. In the following year he went with ...

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See MacDonald, Angus, of Dunyvaig and the Glens

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Oldcastle, John, Baron Cobham (d. 1417), soldier, heretic, and rebel, came from a Herefordshire family that emerged in the fourteenth century.

Oldcastle's great-grandfather Peter is the earliest recorded member of his family, and his grandfather, another John, represented the shire in parliament in 1368 and 1372. His father, ...