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Freke, John (1652–1717), lawyer and conspirator, was born in Hilton, Dorset, on 18 March 1652 and baptized at All Saints' Church, Hilton, on 17 April 1652, the eldest of the three sons and two daughters of John Freke (d. in or before 1658)...

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Layer, Christopher (1683–1723), lawyer and Jacobite conspirator, was born on 12 November 1683 in Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London, the son of John Layer, a dealer in lace, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Valentine Browne, treasurer of Berwick. He was brought up by his uncle, also ...

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Parkyns, Sir William (bap. 1649, d. 1696), lawyer and Jacobite conspirator, was baptized on 21 December 1649 at Bulkington, Warwickshire, the eldest son of William Parkyns (1615/16–1684), squire of Marston Jabbett, Warwickshire, and his wife, Elizabeth (fl. 1641–1685), daughter and coheir of ...

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Smith, Aaron (d. 1701), conspirator and lawyer, was possibly descended from a namesake farmer at Petworth, Sussex, and may have been a protégé of the earls of Northumberland. He began as a clerk to Sir Nathaniel Hobart, master in chancery. His friends were roundheads' sons, and in religion he was a dissenter, like ...

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Wade, Nathaniel (d. 1718), lawyer and conspirator, was the third son of John Wade (d. in or before 1668?) of The Wicke, Arlingham, Gloucestershire, a Cromwellian army officer usually identified as the sometime governor of the Isle of Man during the protectorate. His mother, ...

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West, Robert (b. 1649, d. in or after 1712), lawyer and conspirator, was born in December 1649 and baptized on 30 December in Banbury, Oxfordshire, the eldest surviving son of James West (bap. 1614, d. 1684), mercer and rising townsman of Banbury...