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date: 07 March 2021

Bampfield, Josephlocked

  • Alan Marshall


Bampfield, Joseph (1622–1685), army officer and spy, was probably born in Devon, one of a family long established in the west country, but his parentage and early life are obscure. There is no validity for the earl of Clarendon's later statement that he was an Irishman, although he may have been educated at ...

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National Archives of the United Kingdom, Public Record Office, London
British Library, London
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English Historical Review