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Croke, Sir John (1553x6–1620), judge and speaker of the House of Commons, was the eldest son of Sir John Croke (d. 1608) of Chilton, Buckinghamshire, and Elizabeth (d. 1611), daughter of Sir Alexander Unton of Chequers in the same county, and grandson of ...

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Finch, John, Baron Finch of Fordwich (1584–1660), speaker of the House of Commons and judge, was born on 17 September 1584 at Hoath Farm, Moat, Kent, the son of Sir Henry Finch (c. 1558–1625), lawyer, and his wife, Ursula, daughter of John Thwaites...

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Grimston, Sir Harbottle, second baronet (1603–1685), barrister and politician, was the second son of Sir Harbottle Grimston, first baronet (d. 1648), of Bradfield Hall, Essex, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Ralph Coppinger of Stoke, Kent. Born on 27 January 1603 at his grandfather's house at ...

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Lenthall, William, appointed Lord Lenthall under the protectorate (1591–1662), lawyer and speaker of the House of Commons, was born in June 1591 at Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, the second son of William Lenthall (d. 1596) and Frances Southwell.

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Popham, Sir John (c. 1531–1607), judge and speaker of the House of Commons, was born into a Somerset family of considerable antiquity. He was the second son of Alexander Popham of Huntworth (d. 1557) and Joan Stradling of St Donats, Glamorgan. He is said to have been educated at ...

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Turnor, Sir Edward (1616/17–1676), judge and speaker of the House of Commons, was the second son of Arthur Turnor (d. 1651), treasurer of the Middle Temple and serjeant-at-law, and Anne, daughter of John Jermy of Gunton, in Norfolk. He was educated at ...

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Whitelocke, Bulstrode, appointed Lord Whitelocke under the protectorate (1605–1675), lawyer and politician, was the eldest son of Sir James Whitelocke (1570–1632), judge, and his wife, Elizabeth (1575–1631), daughter of Edward and Cecily Bulstrode of Hedgerly Bulstrode. He was born in Fleet Street, London...

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Wray, Sir Christopher (c. 1522–1592), judge and speaker of the House of Commons, was born in the parish of Bedale, Yorkshire, third son of Thomas Wray (d. c.1540), seneschal in 1535 of Coverham Abbey, Yorkshire, and his wife, Joan (d...

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Yelverton, Sir Christopher (1536/7–1612), judge and speaker of the House of Commons, was the third of five sons of William Yelverton, of Rougham, Norfolk (b. in or before 1505, d. 1586), lawyer, and his first wife, Anne, daughter of Sir Henry Farmer...