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Brereton, Sir William, first baronet (1604–1661), parliamentarian army officer, was born on 13 September 1604 and baptized in the Manchester collegiate church two weeks later. He was the eldest son of William Brereton (1584–1610) of Handforth, and Margaret Holland (1585–1609), daughter of Richard Holland...

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Byron, John, first Baron Byron (1598/9–1652), royalist army officer, was the eldest son and heir of Sir John Byron KB of Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire, who owned estates in that county and Lancashire and died on 28 September 1625. His mother was Anne Molyneux...

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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 ...

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Gell, Sir John, first baronet (bap. 1593, d. 1671), parliamentarian army officer, was born at Hopton Hall, Derbyshire, and baptized at nearby Carsington church on 2 July 1593. He was the eldest son of Thomas Gell (1532–1594) of Hopton, and Millicent, daughter of ...

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Gerard, Charles, first earl of Macclesfield (c. 1618–1694), royalist army officer, was the eldest of at least three sons of a relatively obscure south Lancashire gentleman, Sir Charles Gerard of Halsall, and Penelope, sister and coheir of Sir Edward Fitton of Gawsworth, Cheshire...

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Goring, George, Baron Goring (1608–1657), royalist army officer, was one of the most prominent of the king's cavalry commanders and regional generals in the English civil war. He was born on 14 July 1608, the eldest son of a prominent Sussex gentleman, George Goring (subsequently ...

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Grey, Henry, first earl of Stamford (c. 1599–1673), parliamentarian army officer, was born at Bradgate, Leicestershire, the eldest son of Sir John Grey (d. 1611) of Pirgo, Essex, and Bradgate, courtier and army officer, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Edward Neville, ...

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Harley, Sir Edward (1624–1700), politician and parliamentarian army officer, was born on 21 October 1624 at Brampton Bryan, Herefordshire, and baptized there on 24 October. He was the third but first surviving son of Sir Robert Harley (bap. 1579, d. 1656), politician, and the first son with his third wife, ...

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Hind, James (bap. 1616, d. 1652), highwayman and royalist soldier, was baptized at Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, on 15 July 1616, the tenth of thirteen children of Edward Hind (d. 1656), a saddler, and his wife, Anne Smythe. His father was evidently a man of some position in the parish, three times serving as churchwarden. On 24 February 1638 ...

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Hopton, Ralph, Baron Hopton (bap. 1596, d. 1652), royalist army officer, was the eldest son of a wealthy landowner, Robert Hopton of Witham, Somerset, and his wife, Jane, daughter of Rowland Kemeys of Monmouthshire, and widow of Sir Henry Jones. He was baptized at ...

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Hungerford, Sir Edward (1596–1648), parliamentarian army officer, was born at Stock, near Great Bedwyn, the eldest of the three children of Sir Anthony Hungerford MP (bap. 1567, d. 1627), of Black Bourton, and his first wife and cousin, Lucy (d. 1598), daughter of ...

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Langdale, Marmaduke, first Baron Langdale (bap. 1598, d. 1661), royalist army officer, was the only son of Peter Langdale, esquire (d. 1617), and his wife, Anne Wharton (bap. 1576/7, d. 1646), daughter of Michael Wharton, esquire, of Beverley and his wife, ...

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Legge, William (1607/8–1670), royalist army officer, was the eldest son of Edward Legge (d. 1616), vice-president of Munster, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Percy Walsh of Moyvalley, co. Kildare. The family of Legge had been long established in London, and had occupied several offices in the ...

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Lisle, Sir George (d. 1648), royalist army officer, was the son of Lawrence Lisle, who had the monopoly of viewing and repairing arms in England and a lease of the right to collect the imposts on tobacco and tobacco pipes; he married a near relation of ...

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Lucas, Sir Charles (1612/13–1648), royalist army officer, was the youngest of three sons of Thomas Lucas (d. 1625), a barrister of St John's, Colchester, and his wife, Elizabeth Leighton (d. 1647), a London heiress. His eldest brother, Sir Thomas Lucas, like ...

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Lunsford, Sir Thomas (b. c. 1610, d. in or before 1656), royalist army officer, was possibly the third of four sons (there were also four daughters) of Thomas Lunsford (d. 1637), of East Hoathly, Sussex, and his wife, Katherine (d. 1642)...

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Monckton, Sir Philip (bap. 1622, d. 1679), royalist army officer, was baptized at Howden in the East Riding of Yorkshire on 19 January 1622, the eldest son of Sir Francis Monckton (d. in or after 1655), gentleman landowner, of Cavil and Hodroyd...

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Montagu, Edward, second earl of Manchester (1602–1671), politician and parliamentarian army officer, was the eldest son of Henry Montagu, first earl of Manchester (c. 1564–1642), judge and government official, and his first wife, Catherine (d. 1612), second daughter of Sir William Spencer...

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Overton, Robert (1608/9–1678/9), parliamentarian army officer, was the son and heir of John Overton and Joan Snawsell, daughter of Robert Snawsell of Bilton and his wife, Anne Waters. John Overton of Easington was a landed gentleman in south-east Yorkshire, where Overtons had lived for generations. During the second civil war royalists imprisoned ...

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Rupert, prince and count palatine of the Rhine and duke of Cumberland (1619–1682), royalist army and naval officer, was born on 18 December 1619 ns, the son of Frederick V (1596–1632), elector palatine of the Rhine, and his wife, Elizabeth (1596–1662), the daughter of ...