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William Cavendish, first duke of Newcastle upon Tyne (bap. 1593, d. 1676) by Abraham van Diepenbeck [with Bolsover Castle in the background] © Copyright The British Museum

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Cavendish, William, first duke of Newcastle upon Tyne (bap. 1593, d. 1676), writer, patron, and royalist army officer, was born at Handsworth Manor, Yorkshire, and was baptized in the parish on 16 December 1593. He was the second of three children, the first having died in infancy, of ...

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Cholmley, Sir Hugh, first baronet (1600–1657), royalist army officer and autobiographer, was born on 22 July 1600 at Roxby Castle, Thornton on the Hill (now Thornton Dale) in the North Riding of Yorkshire, the eldest son of Sir Richard Cholmley (1580–1631) and Susannah (1578–1611)...

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Peake, Sir Robert (c. 1605–1667), printseller and royalist army officer, was the grandson of Robert Peake (c. 1551–1619), principal painter to Henry, prince of Wales, son of James I, who in 1607 granted him the office of serjeant-painter which he held jointly with ...

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Rigby, Joseph (d. 1671), parliamentarian army officer and poet, was the third (but second surviving) son of Alexander Rigby (d. 1621), merchant and gentleman, and his first wife, Alice, daughter of Leonard Ashawe of Shaw Hall, near Flixton, Lancashire. His eldest brother was the noted parliamentarian officer ...

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Tuke, Sir Samuel, first baronet (c. 1615–1674), royalist army officer and playwright, was the third son of George Tuke of Frayling, Essex, and his wife Elizabeth Wase. He was admitted to Gray's Inn on 14 August 1635, at the same time as his eldest brother, ...

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Ward, John (1599?–1658?), parliamentarian officer and poet, was a native of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. Both his date of birth and parentage are unknown, though the baptism of a John Ward, son of Thomas, at Tewkesbury Abbey on 10 June 1599 may refer to the poet (...

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Wortley, Sir Francis, first baronet (1591–1652), poet and royalist army officer, was from an ancient Yorkshire family, the son of Sir Richard Wortley (d. 1603) and Elizabeth (d. 1642?), daughter of Edward Boughton of Cawston, Warwickshire. He matriculated from Magdalen College, Oxford...