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Dicconson, Williamlocked

(1654/5–1742)
  • Paul Hopkins

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Dicconson, William (1654/5–1742), Jacobite courtier and biographer, eldest son of Hugh Dicconson (c.1621–1691) of Wrightington Hall near Wigan, and his wife, Agnes (d. 1719), third daughter of Roger Kirkby of Kirkby, came from a Lancashire Roman Catholic gentry family, which occasionally (as in the 1660s) conformed outwardly. He had three brothers (including the Catholic bishop ...

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National Archives of the United Kingdom, Public Record Office, London
London Metropolitan Archives
Lancashire Record Office, Preston
English Historical Review
Royal Archives, Windsor Castle, Berkshire [with gracious permission of her majesty the queen]
Historical Manuscripts Commission
(1900–)
National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh