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Bankes [née Hawtrey], Mary, Lady Bankes (d. 1661), royalist landholder, was the only daughter and an heir of Ralph Hawtrey (1570–1638) and his wife, Mary Altham (1578–1647). The Hawtreys claimed Norman descent and established themselves in Ruislip, Middlesex, in the sixteenth century. In 1618 she married ...

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Crisp, Sir Nicholas, first baronet (c. 1599–1666), merchant and royalist, was the son of Ellis Crisp (d. 1625) of Hammersmith (but descended from a Gloucestershire landed family), a prominent merchant, alderman, and sheriff of London in 1625, and his wife, Hester. Crisp...

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Sir Nicholas Crisp, first baronet (c. 1599–1666) by Cornelius Johnson private collection; © reserved in the photograph

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Digges, Dudley (1613–1643), royalist political writer, was born in Chilham, Kent, the third son of Sir Dudley Digges (1582/3–1639), diplomat and judge, and Mary, daughter of Sir Thomas Kempe of Olantigh, Kent, and a grandson of Thomas Digges, mathematician. He entered University College, Oxford...

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Fletcher, Christian, Lady Abercrombie (1619/20–1691), royalist heroine, was born in Kinneff, Kincardineshire. About 1642 she married James Granger or Grainger (1603/4–1663), presbyterian minister of Kinneff church since 1640. He had graduated MA from the University of St Andrews and had been a preacher in ...

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Goffe [Gough], Stephen (1605–1681), Roman Catholic priest and royalist agent, was born at Stanmer, Sussex, the son of Stephen Goffe, the puritan inclined rector of the nearby parish of Bramber, and his wife, Deborah, née West or Weston (1586/7–1626). The future regicide William Goffe (d. 1679?)...

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Gostelow [Gorstelow], Walter (bap. 1604, d. 1662?), royalist prophet, was born at Prescott House, Prescote, near Cropredy, Oxfordshire, and baptized at St Mary's Church, Cropredy, on 26 April 1604, the third son and fifth of ten children of Richard Gorstelow (c.1568–1621)...

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Hamilton, Margaret, Lady Belhaven and Stenton (b. in or before 1625, d. in or after 1694), royalist heroine and medical practitioner, was the illegitimate daughter of James Hamilton, second marquess of Hamilton (1589–1625). It has been plausibly suggested that her mother was Anne...

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Margaret Hamilton, Lady Belhaven and Stenton (b. in or before 1625, d. in or after 1694) by Sir Anthony Van Dyck [with John Hamilton, first Lord Belhaven and Stenton] Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Hollingworth, Richard (1639?–1701), royalist writer, was born in Lincolnshire, perhaps the son of Simonde Hollingworth of Stewton, near Louth, and baptized on 6 October 1639. He entered Emmanuel College, Cambridge, as a sizar on 5 February 1655 and graduated in 1659; he proceeded MA in 1662 and DD in 1684. He was ordained by ...