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Anthony, Anthony (d. 1563), military administrator, was the son of William Anthony (d. 1535), a Fleming who was made denizen in 1503, and his wife, Joan. William was a citizen and brewer of London; his premises, The Ship in East Smithfield, passed to ...

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Apsley, Sir Allen (1566/7–1630), naval and military administrator, was a younger son of John Apsley of Pulborough, Sussex, and of his wife, Elizabeth (née Shelley). His daughter, Lucy Hutchinson, portrayed him as coming to court as a young man, losing heavily at gaming, and enlisting with the navy victualler in the ...

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Bertie, Charles (1640/41–1711), diplomat and treasurer of the ordnance, was the fifth son of Montague Bertie, second earl of Lindsey (1607/8–1666), and his first wife, Martha (bap. 1605, d. 1641), daughter of Sir William Cokayne of Rushton, Northamptonshire, and the widow of ...

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Bisset, Sir John (1774–1854), commissariat officer, was born in Perth. He served in the commissariat (the civil department, which provided the army with transport, food, and forage, and kept the stores) in Britain from 1795 to 1800, in Germany from May 1800 to June 1802, in ...

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Clarke, Sir William (1623/4–1666), military administrator, was born of unknown parentage, probably in London. His year of birth is calculated from his epitaph in St Nicholas's Church, Harwich, which states that he died in his forty-third year. He appears to have had a brother, ...

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Sir William Clarke (1623/44–1666) by Samuel Cooper © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Coffin, Sir Edward Pine (1784–1862), commissary officer, youngest son of the Revd John Pine (1736–1824) [see Coffin, John Pine], was born at Eastdown, Devon, on 20 October 1784. He entered the commissariat as clerk on 25 July 1805, and was made acting assistant in 1806, assistant commissary-general in 1809, deputy commissary-general in 1814, and commissary-general on 1 July 1840. He served at the ...

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Cox, Richard (1718–1803), army agent, was born in February or early March 1718, probably at Stapleton, in Darrington, near Pontefract in the West Riding of Yorkshire, the son of Joshua Cox and his wife, Mary, daughter of James Greenwood of Stapleton Park and ...

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Davison, Alexander (1750–1829), government contractor, was born at Lanton near Wooler, Northumberland, on 2 April 1750, the third son of Alexander Davison, a farmer at Lanton, and Dorothy Neal of the next parish of Yeavering. As a young man he travelled to London...

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Filder, William (1789–1861), commissary officer, seems to have spent his whole professional career in the civilian commissariat department, an entrant to which officially began as a clerk before advancing through the rank structure. Filder's origins are obscure. Some secondary sources call him James...

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Gage, Sir John (1479–1556), military administrator and courtier, was born on 28 October 1479 at Burstow, Surrey, the only son of William Gage of Burstow (d. 1497) and Agnes (d. 1501), daughter of Bartholomew Bolney, of Bolney, Sussex. He was baptized the same day at ...

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Sir John Gage (1479–1556) by Hans Holbein the younger The Royal Collection © 2004 HM Queen Elizabeth II

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