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Barkstead, John [created Sir John Barkstead under the protectorate] (d. 1662), major-general and regicide, was probably the son of Michael Barkstead, a London goldsmith, and his wife, Anne, daughter of John Downing. His grandfather had lived at Lichfield in Staffordshire and his family was originally from ...

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Berry, James (d. 1691), parliamentarian army officer and major-general, was in the late 1630s employed as a clerk in an ironworks in the west midlands. He was a friend of the puritan divine Richard Baxter with whom he shared a house for some time. ...

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Birch, Thomas (bap. 1608, d. 1678), parliamentarian army officer, was baptized on 5 June 1608 at Eccles, Lancashire, the only son of George Birch (d. 1611) of Birch, near Manchester, and his wife, Anne, daughter of Ellis Hey of Monkshall in the parish of ...

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Boteler [Butler], William (fl. 1645–1670), parliamentarian army officer and major-general, was the son of Noel (or Neville) Boteler of Barnwell in Northamptonshire; the Anglican clergyman Edward Boteler was probably his brother. There is little information about his early life but he reputedly attended ...

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Cobbett, John (d. 1657), parliamentarian army officer and Leveller, was son of Ralph Cobbett, a gentleman from Weston, Northamptonshire. John was a Londoner who probably served an apprenticeship during the 1630s, like his brothers Ralph and Robert. In 1642 all three brothers joined the parliamentarian army as officers of foot. ...

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Constable, Sir William, baronet (bap. 1590, d. 1655), parliamentarian army officer and regicide, was baptized on 4 March 1590, the only son of Sir Robert Constable (d. 1600) of Flamborough and Holme, Yorkshire, and his wife, Anne, daughter of John Hussey of ...

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Croxton, Thomas (c. 1603–1666), parliamentarian army officer, was the son of George Croxton (d. in or before 1621) of Ravenscroft, Cheshire, and his wife, Judith, daughter of William Hassal of Burland (or Nantwich), Cheshire. Nothing is known of Thomas Croxton's education. He served in the ...

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Richard Deane (bap. 1610, d. 1653) by Robert Walker, 1653 © National Maritime Museum, London

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Deane, Richard (bap. 1610, d. 1653), army and naval officer and regicide, was baptized on 8 July 1610 in the parish church of Guiting Power, a younger son of Edward Deane (d. before 1653) of Temple Guiting, Gloucestershire, and his second wife, ...

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Disbrowe [Desborough], John (bap. 1608, d. 1680), parliamentarian army officer and politician, was baptized at Eltisley, Cambridgeshire, on 13 November 1608, the second son of James Disbrowe (1582–1638) and his wife, Elizabeth Marshall (d. 1628/9). His brother was Samuel Desborough [Disbrowe], politician and administrator. Their father was a gentleman and owner of the advowson of ...

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Duckenfield [Duckenfeild], Robert (1619–1689), parliamentarian army officer, was possibly born at Portwood Hall, Stockport, Cheshire, the eldest of the seven children of Robert Duckenfield, esquire (bap. 1597, d. 1630), and his wife, Frances (d. 1663), daughter of George Preston of Holker, Lancashire...

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Ewer, Isaac (d. 1650/51), army officer and regicide, was a close relation and possibly son of Richard Ewer of Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex, and may have been related to the Ewers of Pinner, Middlesex, and Cheshunt, Hertfordshire. He was living at Hatfield by 1633, having by that year married ...

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Thomas Fairfax, third Lord Fairfax of Cameron (1612–1671) by William Marshall, pubd 1647 (after Edward Bower) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fairfax, Thomas, third Lord Fairfax of Cameron (1612–1671), parliamentarian army officer, was born at Denton, Yorkshire, on 17 January 1612, the first son of Ferdinando Fairfax, second Lord Fairfax of Cameron (1584–1648), and his first wife, Mary Sheffield (d. 1619), the daughter of ...

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Ingoldsby, Sir Richard, appointed Lord Ingoldsby under the protectorate (bap. 1617, d. 1685), army officer and regicide, was baptized on 10 August 1617, the second son of Sir Richard Ingoldsby (d. 1656) of Lenborough, Buckinghamshire, and Elizabeth (d. 1666), daughter of ...

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Henry Ireton (bap. 1611, d. 1651) attrib. Robert Walker, c. 1650 (after Samuel Cooper and Sir Anthony Van Dyck) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ireton, Henry (bap. 1611, d. 1651), parliamentarian army officer and regicide, was baptized on 3 November 1611 in the parish church of Attenborough, Nottinghamshire. His father, German Ireton (d. 1624), who had settled in Attenborough about 1605, was the younger brother of ...

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Jones, John (c. 1597–1660), parliamentarian army officer and regicide, was the son of Thomas ap John ab Ieuan ap Huw of Maesygarnedd, Llanbedr, Merioneth. His mother, Ellen, was the daughter of Robert Wynn of Taltreuddyn, Llanenddwyn, in the same county. Jones's immediate forebears were modest freeholders, but his mother's family claimed kinship with the important ...

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Kelsey, Thomas (d. in or after 1676), parliamentarian army officer and major-general, was a younger son of Thomas Kelsey (d. in or before 1630), yeoman farmer, of Shere in Surrey, and Mary Willet (d. in or after 1621). He was apprenticed to ...

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Morley, Harbert [Herbert] (bap. 1616, d. 1667), politician and parliamentarian army officer, was baptized on 2 April 1616, the eldest son of Robert Morley (c.1577–1632) of Glynde in Sussex, and his wife, Susan (d. 1667), daughter of Thomas Hodgson of ...