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Bickerstaffe, Henry (bap. 1606, d. in or after 1661), Digger, was baptized on 6 July 1606 at White Notley, Essex, a younger son of Robert Bickerstaffe (d. 1640), landowner of Walton-on-Thames and Croydon, Surrey, and Katherine (fl. 1597–1640), daughter of John Lambert...

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Bothumley, Jacob (1613–1692), Ranter, was born in 1613 in Leicester, the son of William Bauthumley (1586–1635), a shoemaker, and was baptized on 23 May. He was apprenticed to his father in 1627. Both father and son were members of a semi-separatist group in ...

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Brooke, Humphrey (bap. 1618, d. 1693), physician and Leveller, was baptized on 29 March 1618 at St Mary Woolnoth, London, the son of Robert Brooke, gentleman, of London. He attended Merchant Taylors' School from 1632 to 1636, and matriculated from St John's College, Oxford...

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Chapman, Livewell (fl. 1643–1665), bookseller and Fifth Monarchist, was the son of Edward Chapman, a London scrivener. His father had died by the time he was apprenticed in the London Stationers' Company, on 6 November 1643, to Benjamin Allen, bookseller. After Allen's death in 1646 he continued his apprenticeship in ...

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Chidley, Katherine (fl. 1616–1653), religious controversialist and Leveller, was of unknown origins and background. By 1616 she was married to Daniel Chidley (fl. 1616–1649), a tailor of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, and in the same year gave birth to their first child, Samuel Chidley...

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Chidley, Samuel (b. 1616, d. in or after 1672), Leveller and pamphleteer, was baptized on 13 September 1618 (two years after he was born) at St Chad's, Shrewsbury, the first of eight children of Daniel Chidley (fl. 1616–1649), tailor of Shrewsbury, and his wife, ...

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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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Coppe, Abiezer (1619–1672?), Baptist preacher and Ranter, was born on Sunday 30 May 1619, and baptized on 1 June at St Mary's, Warwick, the eldest known child of Walter Coppe (b. 1593, d. in or after 1667), who was probably a literate artisan, perhaps working with animal hides. After the Restoration ...

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Everard, William (bap. 1602?, d. in or after 1651), Digger, probably came from Reading. A William Everard was baptized on 9 May 1602 in the parish of St Giles, Reading, as William Evered. It appears that aged fourteen this William Everard was apprenticed on 14 August 1616 to ...

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Eyre [Eyres, Ayres], William (fl. 1634–1675), parliamentarian army officer and Leveller, is of obscure origins; the place and date of his birth and the names of his parents are not known. His rank of captain in a cavalry regiment during the first civil war suggests that he may have come from the rural middling sort. In his ...