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Bohun, Edmund (1645–1699), writer and press licenser, was born on 12 March 1645 at Ringsfield, Suffolk, the only son of Baxter Bohun (bap. 1616, d. 1658) and his wife, Margaret Lawrence (d. 1687). Edmund's father and grandfather, also Edmund, both died in 1658, leaving the thirteen-year-old boy the family's estates in ...

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Sir Roger L'Estrange (1616–1704) attrib. John Michael Wright, c. 1680 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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L'Estrange, Sir Roger (1616–1704), author and press censor, was born on 17 December 1616 at Hunstanton Hall, Norfolk, the third son of Sir Hamon L'Estrange (1583–1654), author and MP, and his wife, Alice L'Estrange (1585–1656), daughter of Richard Stubbe of nearby Sedgeford. His elder brothers were ...

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Shaw, Thomas, first Baron Craigmyle (1850–1937), lawyer and politician, the younger of two sons of Alexander Shaw of Dunfermline and his wife, Isabella, née Wishart, was born there on 23 May 1850. His father, who was from Torryburn near Dunfermline, and was in business as a baker, died when ...

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Thomas Shaw, first Baron Craigmyle (1850–1937) by Sir Benjamin Stone, 1897 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Thomson, Sir George Pirie (1887–1965), naval officer and press censor, was born on 30 January 1887 at Jubbulpore in India, the son of Robert Brown Thomson, a civil engineer in the public works department, and his wife, May Forbes, daughter of William R. Pirie...