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Parsons, William (1658–1705), army officer and publisher, was the youngest of the two sons of Sir William Parsons of Langley, Buckinghamshire, who was created baronet in 1661, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Laurence Parsons, knight. He matriculated from Christ Church, Oxford...

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Peake, Sir Robert (c. 1605–1667), printseller and royalist army officer, was the grandson of Robert Peake (c. 1551–1619), principal painter to Henry, prince of Wales, son of James I, who in 1607 granted him the office of serjeant-painter which he held jointly with ...

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Streater, John (c. 1620–1677), soldier, printer, and political pamphleteer, was born in Lewes, Sussex, the son of William Streater, tailor. He had at least two brothers: Aaron, who called himself a divine and a physician; and Thomas, who in 1644 signed on with ...