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Alured, John (bap. 1607, d. 1651), army officer and regicide, was baptized in the parish of All Saints, Sculcoates, Hull, Yorkshire, on 4 April 1607, the eldest son of Henry Alured (c.1581–1628), gentleman landowner, and his wife, Frances (d. 1626)...

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Axtell, Daniel (bap. 1622, d. 1660), parliamentarian army officer and regicide, was baptized on 26 May 1622 at Great Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, probably the son of William Axtell (d. 1638), chief burgess of the town, and his wife, Dorothy Symons (d. 1629)...

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Barkstead, John [created Sir John Barkstead under the protectorate] (d. 1662), major-general and regicide, was probably the son of Michael Barkstead, a London goldsmith, and his wife, Anne, daughter of John Downing. His grandfather had lived at Lichfield in Staffordshire and his family was originally from ...

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Berry, James (d. 1691), parliamentarian army officer and major-general, was in the late 1630s employed as a clerk in an ironworks in the west midlands. He was a friend of the puritan divine Richard Baxter with whom he shared a house for some time. ...

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Boteler [Butler], William (fl. 1645–1670), parliamentarian army officer and major-general, was the son of Noel (or Neville) Boteler of Barnwell in Northamptonshire; the Anglican clergyman Edward Boteler was probably his brother. There is little information about his early life but he reputedly attended ...

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Bridge, Sir Tobias (d. after 1672), parliamentarian army officer and politician, was a younger son of John Bridge (d. c.1652) of Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex, and his wife, Anne, of whom further details are unknown. His father, who was variously described as a tailor and a yeoman, was a brother of ...

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Cobbett, John (d. 1657), parliamentarian army officer and Leveller, was son of Ralph Cobbett, a gentleman from Weston, Northamptonshire. John was a Londoner who probably served an apprenticeship during the 1630s, like his brothers Ralph and Robert. In 1642 all three brothers joined the parliamentarian army as officers of foot. ...

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Constable, Sir William, baronet (bap. 1590, d. 1655), parliamentarian army officer and regicide, was baptized on 4 March 1590, the only son of Sir Robert Constable (d. 1600) of Flamborough and Holme, Yorkshire, and his wife, Anne, daughter of John Hussey of ...

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Dawkins, Rowland (1618–1691), parliamentarian army officer and deputy major-general, was born at Kilvrough (or Cil-frwch), Pennard, Glamorgan, the eldest son of George Dawkins (fl. 1600–1640), a minor gentleman, and Elizabeth, the daughter of the serjeant-at-law William Glyn of Clynnog Fawr, Caernarvonshire. In September 1643, a year after the civil war had broken out, ...

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Richard Deane (bap. 1610, d. 1653) by Robert Walker, 1653 © National Maritime Museum, London