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Staley [Stayley], Williamlocked

(d. 1678)
  • Thomas Seccombe
  • , revised by Sarah Carr

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Staley [Stayley], William (d. 1678), victim of the Popish Plot, was the son of William Staley, a goldsmith and banker. He was raised abroad as a Roman Catholic, where it was polemically assumed that with 'too much familiarity with the Jesuits, [he] had imbid'd some of there desperate Principles' (...

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