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Clare, Sir Ralphlocked

  • C. D. Gilbert


Clare, Sir Ralph (1587?–1670), royalist landowner, was almost certainly born in 1587, the eldest son of Sir Francis Clare (d. 1608) of Kidderminster, Worcestershire, and his wife, Meriel (d. 1621), a Sheldon of Beoley and a recusant Catholic. He was probably named after his grandfather ...

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