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Goodere, Samuel (1687–1741), naval officer and murderer, was born in Charleton, Worcestershire, the youngest son of the three sons and a daughter of Sir Edward Goodere, third baronet (b. in or after 1649, d. 1739), of Burhope, Herefordshire, and his wife, Eleanor...

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Johnston, Sir John, third baronet (1647/8–1690), army officer and kidnapper, was born in Kirkcaldy, Fife, the son of Sir George Johnston, second baronet, of Caskieben, Scotland, and his wife, a daughter of Sir William Leslie, third baronet, of Wardes. According to an account written in 1714 ...

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Königsmark [Coningsmark], Karl Johann, Count Königsmark in the Swedish nobility (1659–1686), army officer and accused accessory to murder, was of Swedish origin and was born at Nieuburg auf Fühnen in Germany on 15 May 1659. He was the son of General Kurt Christoph Königsmark (...

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See Königsmark [Coningsmark], Karl Johann, Count Königsmark in the Swedish nobility

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See Königsmark [Coningsmark], Karl Johann, Count Königsmark in the Swedish nobility

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Joseph Wall (1737–1802) by Thomas Rowlandson, 1802 by courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland

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Wall, Joseph (1737–1802), army officer and murderer, was born in Dublin, the eldest son of Gereld or Garrett Wall, a well-to-do tenant farmer on the estate of Sir John Denny Vesey, second baronet, near Abbeyleix in Queen's county. Details of his early life are sparse. His family were Roman Catholic but he and his brothers converted to protestantism. Most accounts state that at the age of fifteen he attended ...