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Ashton, John (c. 1653–1691), official in the royal household and Jacobite conspirator, was the son of Andrew Ashton (d. 1679), of Liverpool, and his wife, Alice. His father was apparently a parliamentarian army officer, though from the royalist family of Ashton of ...

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Chudleigh, Elizabeth [married namesElizabeth Hervey, countess of Bristol; Elizabeth Pierrepont, duchess of Kingston upon Hull] (c. 1720–1788), courtier and bigamist, was born probably at the family estate of Ashton, Devon. She was the younger daughter and youngest child of Colonel Thomas Chudleigh (...

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Elizabeth Chudleigh (c. 1720–1788) by Thomas Gainsborough Christie's Images Ltd. (2004)

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Elwes [Helwys], Sir Gervase (bap. 1561, d. 1615), court official and convicted accessory to the murder of Sir Thomas Overbury, was baptized at Askham, Nottinghamshire, on 1 September 1561, the eldest son of John Elwes (d. 1581) of Worlaby, Lincolnshire, and his wife, ...

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Pickering, Lewis (bap. 1571), courtier and convicted seditious libeller, was baptized in February 1571, the son of John Pickering of Tichmarsh, Northamptonshire, and his second wife, Ursula. He matriculated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, in 1587, but apparently left without a degree before entering ...

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Rumbold, William (1613–1667), courtier and royalist conspirator, was born at or near Burbage in Leicestershire, the son of Thomas Rumbold (d. in or after 1617) and Catherine Ripplinghame (d. in or after 1617). His family, a branch of the Rumbolds of ...

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Savage [née Darcy], Elizabeth, suo jure Countess Rivers (1581–1651), courtier and victim of popular violence, was the daughter of Thomas Darcy, third Baron Darcy of Chiche (d. 1640), later created Viscount Colchester (1621) and Earl Rivers (1626), and his wife, Mary Kitson (...

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Whitchester, Roger of (d. 1258), clerk and justice, was the son of Robert of Whitchester and his wife, Isabel, who were tenants at Whitchester in Northumberland of the Crauden family, of which Isabel was probably a member; they held the manor of Whitchester...