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William Cavendish, first duke of Newcastle upon Tyne (bap. 1593, d. 1676) by Abraham van Diepenbeck [with Bolsover Castle in the background] © Copyright The British Museum


Cavendish, William, first duke of Newcastle upon Tyne (bap. 1593, d. 1676), writer, patron, and royalist army officer, was born at Handsworth Manor, Yorkshire, and was baptized in the parish on 16 December 1593. He was the second of three children, the first having died in infancy, of ...


Ford, Sir Edward (bap. 1605, d. 1670), royalist army officer and inventor, was born at Up Park, in the parish of Harting, Sussex, and baptized in the parish church of Harting on 22 April 1605. He was the eldest son of Sir William Ford (...


Heydon, Sir John (bap. 1588, d. 1653), royalist army officer and mathematician, was baptized at Saxlingham, Norfolk, on 13 June 1588. He was the second son of Sir Christopher Heydon (1561–1623) of Baconsthorpe, writer on astrology, and his first wife, Mirabel (bap...