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Arnold, Benedict (1741–1801), army officer, was born on 14 January 1741 in the river town of Norwich, Connecticut, the elder of two surviving children of six born to Benedict Arnold (d. 1761), a cooper and merchant, and Hannah Waterman King, née Hannah Waterman (1706–1759)...

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Beake, Robert (d. 1708), local politician and army officer, is of obscure origins. Having served his apprenticeship, by 1642 he had established himself as a member of the Coventry Drapers' Company. On the outbreak of civil war he raised a regiment for parliament...

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Brattle, William (1706–1776), colonial politician and army officer in America, was born on 18 April 1706 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the only surviving son of Congregational minister William Brattle (1662–1717) [see under Brattle, Thomas], of that town, and Elizabeth Hayman (1676–1715). His parents were both natives of ...

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Breman [Braman], John (bap. 1627, d. 1703), army officer, politician, and conspirator, was baptized on 27 March 1627 at Alton, Hampshire, the eldest surviving son of Thomas Braman (d. 1661), mercer of Alton. He first appears in 1647 as one of the regimental agitators of the ...

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Charles Fleetwood, appointed Lord Fleetwood under the protectorate (c. 1618–1692) by unknown artist Society of Antiquaries of London

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Fleetwood, Charles, appointed Lord Fleetwood under the protectorate (c. 1618–1692), army officer, was the third son of Sir Miles Fleetwood (d. 1641) of Aldwincle, Northamptonshire, and Anne, daughter of Nicholas Luke of Woodend, Bedfordshire. His father was a prominent office holder, being receiver-general of the ...

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See Ingoldsby, Sir Richard, appointed Lord Ingoldsby under the protectorate

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Mason, John (c. 1601–1672), army officer and colonial official, was born in England. His parentage and place of birth are unknown. He served in the Low Countries under Sir Thomas Fairfax, who reportedly wrote to him at the outbreak of the civil war to urge his return; in ...

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Parker, John [known as Colonel Parker] (b. c. 1651, d. in or after 1719), army officer and Jacobite conspirator, was born in London, the youngest son of perhaps ten children of William Parker (1610–1678), physician, and Judith (b. 1619, d. after 1678)...

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Pepperrell, Sir William, first baronet (1696–1759), army officer and merchant, was born on 27 June 1696 at Kittery Point, Maine (then part of Massachusetts), the sixth of eight children of William Pepperrell (1648–1734), merchant and shipowner, and his wife, Margery (1659–1741), daughter of ...

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Sir William Pepperrell, first baronet (1696–1759) by John Smibert, 1746 photography courtesy Peabody Essex Museum

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Phips [Phipps], Sir William (1651–1695), adventurer, army officer, and colonial governor, was born on 2 February 1651 at Phips plantation, Jeremisquam Neck, Nequasett, Maine. He was the son of James Phips (c.1609–1651×5) of Mangotsfield, Gloucestershire, and Mary, whose origins are unknown. ...

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Savage, Thomas (c. 1607–1682), merchant and army officer, was born in England. Although nothing definite can be established about his parentage, he was described by Edward Randolph as 'a gentleman of very good family in England' (CSP col., 9.408). By 1635 he was resident in the parish of ...