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Barclay, Sir George (c. 1636–1710), army officer and Jacobite conspirator, was probably born in Kincardineshire, the son of Andrew Barclay of 'Sheels', who was of an unrecorded cadet branch of the Barclay family of Johnston, Kincardineshire, and was perhaps Andrew, a younger son of ...

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Bernardi, John (1657–1736), army officer and Jacobite conspirator, was born at Evesham, Worcestershire, the son of Francis Bernardi (b. c.1627), a Genoese nobleman and agent at the court of Charles II, naturalized in 1675, and grandson of the Genoese diplomat Count Philip de Bernardi...

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Butler, James, second duke of Ormond (1665–1745), army officer, politician, and Jacobite conspirator, was born in Dublin Castle on 29 April 1665, the second and eldest surviving son of Thomas Butler, sixth earl of Ossory (1634–1680), soldier and politician, and his wife, Aemilia van Nassau (...

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James Butler, second duke of Ormond (1665–1745) by Sir Godfrey Kneller, c. 1695 by kind permission of the Examination Schools, Oxford

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Dillon, Arthur, Jacobite Earl Dillon (1670–1733), Jacobite army officer and politician, was born in co. Roscommon, the third, but second surviving, of six sons of Theobald, seventh Viscount Dillon of Costello-Gallen (d. 1691), of Loughglinn, co. Roscommon, and Mary (d. 1691)...

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Erskine, John, styled twenty-second or sixth earl of Mar and Jacobite duke of Mar (bap. 1675, d. 1732), Jacobite army officer, politician, and architect, was born on the lowland family estate at Alloa, Clackmannanshire, and baptized at Alloa parish church on 21 January 1675. He was the first of four surviving children of ...

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John Erskine, styled twenty-second or sixth earl of Mar and Jacobite duke of Mar (bap. 1675, d. 1732) by Sir Godfrey Kneller, c. 1715 [right, with his son, Thomas Erskine, Lord Erskine] in the collection of the Earl of Mar and Kellie at Alloa Tower; photograph courtesy the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Fenwick, Sir John, third baronet (c. 1644–1697), army officer and Jacobite conspirator, was born at Wallington, Northumberland, the only son (with two sisters) of Sir William Fenwick, second baronet (c.1617–1676), of Wallington, Northumberland, and his first wife, Jane (d. c...

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Forster, Thomas (bap. 1683, d. 1738), politician and Jacobite army officer, was the eldest son of Thomas Forster (1659–1725) of Adderstone, Bamburgh, Northumberland, and his wife, Frances, the daughter of Sir William Forster of Bamburgh, and was baptized at Bamburgh on 29 March 1683. He graduated from ...

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Simon Fraser, eleventh Lord Lovat (1667/88–1747) by William Hogarth, pubd 1746 © National Portrait Gallery, London