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Larke, Sampson (bap. 1620, d. 1685), republican soldier and Baptist preacher, was baptized at Poundstock, north Cornwall, on 27 August 1620, the son of Sampson Larke (d. in or before 1654), a yeoman farmer, and his wife, Agnes, whose name before marriage is not known. He was one of at least three children to survive infancy, and his father was churchwarden of ...

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Lockyer, Robert (1625/6–1649), Leveller and parliamentarian soldier, may have been the son of Mary Locker, who was a householder in the parish of St Botolph without Bishopsgate, London, in 1638. If this Robert was the same man as the future Leveller, he and his mother were rebaptized by the Particular Baptist ...

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Packer, William (fl. 1644–1662), army officer and deputy major-general, entered the parliamentary army early in the civil war, and was a lieutenant in Cromwell's ‘Ironsides’ in 1644. In the spring of that year he was put under arrest by Major-General Crawford for disobedience to orders, although the incident may have arisen from the presbyterian ...