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Dymoke, Sir Henry, baronet (1801–1865), king's champion, eldest son of John Dymoke (1764–1828), rector of Scrivelsby and prebendary of Lincoln, and his wife, Amelia Jane Alice, née Elphinston (d. 1856), was born on 5 March 1801 at Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire. He was distinguished solely by representing his father (who deemed the office incompatible with that of a clergyman) as hereditary king's champion at the banquet in ...

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Starkey, Thomas (c. 1498–1538), humanist and royal servant, was born in Cheshire to another Thomas Starkey, probably at Wrenbury, where the family was prominent. His father probably held office in Wales and was wealthy enough to pay for his son's education. His mother, ...