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Bedford, Hilkiah (1663–1724), bishop of the nonjuring Church of England, was born on 23 July 1663 in Hosier Lane, near West Smithfield, London, where his father, also Hilkiah (b. 1632), was a mathematical instrument maker. The family originally came from Sibsey, near ...

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Blackbourne, John (1683–1741), bishop of the nonjuring Church of England, was the son of Thomas Blackbourne. He was educated at a school in Audley, Cheshire, and from May 1697 at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated BA in 1701 and MA in 1705. His refusal to recognize the revolutionary settlement and to swear an oath of allegiance to ...

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Bonwicke, Ambrose (1691–1714), nonjuror, eldest son of Ambrose Bonwicke (1652–1722) and his wife, Elizabeth, née Stubbs (d. 1722), was born in the Schoolmaster's house, Merchant Taylors' School, London, on 30 September 1691. He grew up in Headley, Surrey, and in 1703 entered the ...

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Bowyer, William (1663–1737), printer, was born in July 1663, the son of John Bowyer, grocer of London, and Mary, daughter of William King, vintner of London. He was bound on 1 September 1679 to Miles Flesher (d. 1688), printer, and freed on 4 October 1686. His first marriage in 1686 or 1687 to ...

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Brett, Thomas (1667–1744), bishop of the nonjuring Church of England, was born on 3 September 1667 at Betteshanger, near Sandwich, Kent, the son of Thomas Brett (1640–1695) and Letitia Boys (1644–1731). He was educated at the Wye grammar school, under John Paris and ...

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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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Cherry, Francis (bap. 1667, d. 1713), nonjuror and antiquary, was baptized on 25 March 1667 in the parish of Cookham, Berkshire. He was the second son of William Cherry (c.1632–1705), a lawyer, and his wife, Ann Whitfeild (d. 1703) of ...

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Cockburn, Patrick (1678–1749), Scottish Episcopal clergyman, was the eldest son of John Cockburn (1652–1729), Church of Scotland minister, and his wife Anna (d. 1695), daughter of Alexander Garden, a leading cleric of the diocese of Aberdeen. Patrick was born at Udny, Aberdeenshire...