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Deane, Richard (bap. 1610, d. 1653), army and naval officer and regicide, was baptized on 8 July 1610 in the parish church of Guiting Power, a younger son of Edward Deane (d. before 1653) of Temple Guiting, Gloucestershire, and his second wife, ...

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Fairfax, Thomas, third Lord Fairfax of Cameron (1612–1671), parliamentarian army officer, was born at Denton, Yorkshire, on 17 January 1612, the first son of Ferdinando Fairfax, second Lord Fairfax of Cameron (1584–1648), and his first wife, Mary Sheffield (d. 1619), the daughter of ...

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Fleetwood, Charles, appointed Lord Fleetwood under the protectorate (c. 1618–1692), army officer, was the third son of Sir Miles Fleetwood (d. 1641) of Aldwincle, Northamptonshire, and Anne, daughter of Nicholas Luke of Woodend, Bedfordshire. His father was a prominent office holder, being receiver-general of the ...

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Ireton, Henry (bap. 1611, d. 1651), parliamentarian army officer and regicide, was baptized on 3 November 1611 in the parish church of Attenborough, Nottinghamshire. His father, German Ireton (d. 1624), who had settled in Attenborough about 1605, was the younger brother of ...

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Lincoln, Benjamin (1733–1810), revolutionary army officer and politician in America, was born on 29 January 1733 in Hingham, Massachusetts, the sixth of eight children of Colonel Benjamin Lincoln (1699–1771), farmer and maltster, and his wife, Elizabeth Thaxter, a widow. Although his father was moderately wealthy and a member of the governor's council, ...

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Overton, Robert (1608/9–1678/9), parliamentarian army officer, was the son and heir of John Overton and Joan Snawsell, daughter of Robert Snawsell of Bilton and his wife, Anne Waters. John Overton of Easington was a landed gentleman in south-east Yorkshire, where Overtons had lived for generations. During the second civil war royalists imprisoned ...

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Pepperrell, Sir William, first baronet (1696–1759), army officer and merchant, was born on 27 June 1696 at Kittery Point, Maine (then part of Massachusetts), the sixth of eight children of William Pepperrell (1648–1734), merchant and shipowner, and his wife, Margery (1659–1741), daughter of ...

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Skippon, Philip, appointed Lord Skippon under the protectorate (d. 1660), parliamentarian army officer and politician, was the son of Luke Skippon (d. 1638), a minor gentleman of West Lexham, Norfolk, and his wife, Anne. The Skippons had been in Norfolk since the thirteenth century, but ...

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Worsley, Charles (1622–1656), parliamentarian army officer and major-general, was born in Manchester on 24 June 1622 and baptized six days later in Manchester collegiate church, the eldest son of Ralph Worsley (1592–1669) of Platt, in Rusholme, near Manchester, and his wife, Isabel Worsley (...