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Fisher, Edward (b. 1611/12, d. in or after 1656), political and religious controversialist, was the eldest son of Sir Edward Fisher (d. 1654), knight, of Mickleton, Gloucestershire, and his wife, Maria (d. 1642), daughter of Sir Thomas Challoner. On 25 August 1627, aged fifteen, he was admitted to ...

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Elinor James (1644/55–1719) by unknown artist, c. 1700 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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James [née Banckes], Elinor [Eleanor] (1644/5–1719), printer and polemicist, was the daughter of Mary Banckes; the name of her father is not known. By a marriage licence dated 27 October 1662, at the age of seventeen, she married Thomas James (c...

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Sedgwick, William (bap. 1609, d. 1663/4), religious and political controversialist, was baptized at Woburn, Bedfordshire, on 17 August 1609, the son of William Sedgwick (d. 1632), gentleman, of London, and his wife, Elizabeth Howe. His brother was Robert Sedgwick (bap. 1613, d. 1656)...

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Williams, Griffith (1587/8–1672), bishop of Ossory and controversialist, was born in the township of Treflan near Caernarfon into a well-established family of freeholders; according to Sir John Wynn, his mother's ancestors were from Penmynydd, Anglesey. After private education at Caernarfon, on 15 June 1604, aged sixteen, he matriculated from ...