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Alured, Matthew (bap. 1615, d. 1694), parliamentarian army officer, was baptized at Sculcoates, Yorkshire, on 3 January 1615, the sixth son of Henry Alured (c.1581–1628) of the Charterhouse, near Hull, and his wife, Frances (d. 1626), daughter of Francis Vaughan...

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Andrewes, Eusebius (bap. 1606, d. 1650), royalist army officer, was born in Whitehorse Street, in the parish of St Dunstan-in-the-West, Stepney, Middlesex, where he was baptized on 20 December 1606, the eldest son of Eusebius Andrewes (c.1577–1628) of Edmonton, a Lincoln's Inn...

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Appleyard, Sir Matthew (bap. 1608, d. 1670), royalist army officer, was baptized on 28 December 1608 in the parish of Skeckling-with-Burstwick, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, the sixth son of Thomas Appleyard (b. 1581) of Burstwick Garth and East Halton, and his second wife, ...

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Apsley, Sir Allen (1616–1683), royalist army officer and politician, was born on 28 August 1616, and baptized at All Hallows Barking, London, on 5 September, the first son of Sir Allen Apsley (1566/7–1630), victualler of the navy and lieutenant of the Tower of London...

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Armorer, Sir Nicholas (c. 1620–1686), royalist army officer, conspirator, and courtier, was born at Belford, Northumberland, a younger son of Thomas Armorer (d. 1642), of Belford, and his wife, Margaret, daughter of Robert Clavering of Callaly in the same county. Like his brother ...

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Arundel [Arundell], Richard, first Baron Arundell of Trerice (1616–1687), royalist army officer, was the second son of John Arundell (1576–1654x6) of Trerice, Cornwall, and Mary, daughter of George Cary of Clovelly. He was admitted as a student of Lincoln's Inn on 16 November 1633. Called to the bar on 18 November 1640, he kept his chambers at the inn until suspended for royalism in 1646. About 1645 he married ...

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Arundell, Sir John (1576–1654x6), royalist army officer, was born on 22 November 1576, the eldest son and heir of John Arundell, esquire (d. 1580), of Trerice, Cornwall, and his wife, Gertrude Denys of Holcombe, Devon. Admitted to the Middle Temple on 8 May 1594, at an unknown date ...

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Astley, Jacob, first Baron Astley of Reading (1579–1652), royalist army officer, was the eighth child, and second surviving son, of Isaac Astley (c.1540–1598) of Melton Constable, Norfolk, and his wife, Mary Waldegrave (fl. 1579–1645), daughter of Edward Waldegrave of Lawford, Essex...

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Axtell, Daniel (bap. 1622, d. 1660), parliamentarian army officer and regicide, was baptized on 26 May 1622 at Great Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, probably the son of William Axtell (d. 1638), chief burgess of the town, and his wife, Dorothy Symons (d. 1629)...

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Balfour, Sir William (d. 1660), parliamentarian army officer, was the son of Colonel Henry Balfour (d. 1580), a member of the Balfour family of Pitcullo, Fife, and his wife, Christian Cant.

William Balfour followed his father's example by serving the Dutch in the ...

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Bard, Henry, first Viscount Bellomont [Bellamont] (1615/16–1656), royalist army officer and diplomat, came of an old-established Lincolnshire family, and was the younger son of George Bard (d. 1616), vicar of Staines, Middlesex, and his wife, Susan, daughter of John Dudley. A scholar at ...

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Bassett [Basset], Sir Francis (1593?–1645), royalist army officer, was the eldest son of James Bassett (1566–1603), esquire, of Tehidy, Cornwall, and his wife, Jane, daughter of Sir Francis Godolphin [see under Godolphin, Sir William] of Godolphin in the same county. ...

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Baynes, Adam (bap. 1622, d. 1671), parliamentarian army officer, was baptized on 22 December 1622 in Leeds, the first son of Robert Baynes (d. 1626) of Knostrop Hall, Leeds, and his wife, Joan Brown. His family had been associated with the Leeds...

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Berkeley, John, first Baron Berkeley of Stratton (bap. 1607, d. 1678), royalist army officer and courtier, was baptized on 1 February 1607 at Hanworth, Middlesex, the fifth son of Sir Maurice Berkeley (1576/7–1617) of Bruton, Somerset, a well-connected but penurious gentleman who died when ...

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Birch, John (1615–1691), parliamentarian army officer and politician, was born on 7 September 1615, the second, but first surviving, son and heir of Samuel Birch (d. in or after 1648) of Ardwick Manor, near Manchester, and Mary (d. 1659/60), daughter of ...

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Boyle, Richard, first earl of Burlington and second earl of Cork (1612–1698), royalist army officer and politician, was born on 20 October 1612 at Youghal, co. Cork, the second child but eldest surviving son of Richard Boyle, first earl of Cork (1566–1643), and his wife, ...

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Boys, Sir John (bap. 1607, d. 1664), royalist army officer, was baptized at Chillenden parish church, Kent, on 5 April 1607, second of the six children of Edward Boys (d. 1661) of Goodnestone-next-Wingham, Kent, and his wife, Jane (d. 1620), daughter of ...

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Sir William Brereton, first baronet (1604–1661) by unknown engraver, pubd 1647 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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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...