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date: 04 March 2021

Spence [alias Butler], Williamlocked

(1650/51–1699)
  • Tim Harris

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Spence [alias Butler], William (1650/51–1699), conspirator and private secretary, was 'born of mean parents' (CSP dom., 1683, 370) at Sandreford in Fife, the son of Margaret Millar, though Spence is an Orcadian name and local tradition has it that his family hailed from the ...

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