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John Lesley (1527–1596) by unknown artist Marischal Museum, University of Aberdeen

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Lesley [Leslie], John (1527–1596), bishop of Ross, historian, and conspirator, was born on 29 September 1527, the eldest illegitimate son of Gavin Lesley, parson of Kingussie, Inverness-shire, a descendant of the Lesleys of Balquhain. His mother was apparently a Ruthin, daughter of the laird of ...

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John Lumley, first Baron Lumley (c. 1533–1609) unknown artist, c. 1570–79 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lumley, John, first Baron Lumley (c. 1533–1609), collector and conspirator, was the only son of George Lumley (d. 1537) [see under Lumley, John, fifth Baron Lumley 1492, 1545], conspirator, of Thwing, East Riding of Yorkshire, and his wife, Jane (d...

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Thomas, William (d. 1554), scholar, administrator, and alleged traitor, was of unknown parentage but almost certainly of Welsh descent. On 1 February 1552 a William Thomas received a grant of arms in which he was described as a gentleman from Llantomas, the seat of the ...

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Udall [Uvedale], William [pseud. William Stranguage] (fl. c. 1595–1636), historian and informer, was born into the influential Udall (or Uvedale) family, active in and around the echelons of power. According to his own recollections, he had a very good education and a Catholic upbringing in ...