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Byrom, Elizabeth [Beppy] (1722–1801), Jacobite sympathizer and diarist, was born on 1 January 1722 and baptized at the college church, Manchester, on 8 January. She was the eldest child of the three daughters and one son of John Byrom (1692–1763), poet and creator of a system of shorthand, and his wife and cousin, ...

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Cotton, Sir John Hynde, third baronet (bap. 1686, d. 1752), politician and Jacobite sympathizer, was baptized on 7 April 1686, the first and only surviving son of Sir John Cotton, second baronet (c.1647–1713), of Madingley Hall, Cambridgeshire, and his wife, Elizabeth Sheldon (...

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Dawkins, James (1722–1757), antiquary and Jacobite sympathizer, was born in Jamaica, the eldest of four sons of Henry Dawkins (1698–1744) of Clarendon, Jamaica, a wealthy sugar planter, and his wife, Elizabeth (1697?–1757), third daughter of Edward Pennant of Clarendon, chief justice of the island, and his wife, ...

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Elliott, John (d. 1690/91), physician and Jacobite sympathizer, is of unknown origin. He first appears in the records when he was created MD by the king's command at St Catharine's College, Cambridge, in 1681; he was incorporated MD at Oxford on 11 July 1683. ...

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Erskine, David, Lord Dun (bap. 1673, d. 1758), judge and Jacobite sympathizer, was baptized in Dun in spring 1673, the third son and fourth child of David Erskine (d. 1710), laird of Dun, and Jean (d. 1702), daughter of Sir James Lumsden...

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See Fenwick, Sir John, third baronet

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Fitton, Alexander [styled Sir Alexander Fitton], Jacobite Baron Fitton (d. 1699), politician and Jacobite sympathizer, was probably born in Dublin, a younger son of William Fitton of Awrice, co. Limerick, and his wife, Eva, daughter of Sir Edward Trevor of Brynkinallt, Denbighshire; he was great-grandson of the Elizabethan adventurer ...

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Forbes, Robert (bap. 1708, d. 1775), Jacobite annalist and Scottish Episcopal bishop of Ross and Caithness, was baptized on 4 May 1708 at Rayne, Aberdeenshire, the second child and only son of Charles Forbes (d. 1715?), schoolmaster, and his wife, Marjory Wright...

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Grant, Colquhoun (d. 1792), Jacobite soldier and lawyer, was the son of the farmer of Burnside on the estate of Castle Grant, Inverness-shire. In 1745 he joined the army of Charles Edward Stuart, elder son of the Stuart claimant to the throne, in the highlands and was active in obtaining recruits. According to one account of his exploits during the rising of 1745, he was one of those detached by ...

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Halket, George (bap. 1692, d. 1756), Jacobite songwriter and schoolmaster, son of James Halket, was baptized in Banff on 6 July 1692. He completed his studies at King's College, Aberdeen, 1709–13, but—as was then quite common—did not graduate. In 1714 he was appointed schoolmaster, precentor, and session clerk of ...

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See Harcourt, Simon, first Viscount Harcourt

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Higgons, Thomas [Jacobite Sir Thomas Higgons] (1668/9–1733), Jacobite court official, was the second of the three sons of Sir Thomas Higgons (1623/4–1691), diplomat and MP, and his second wife, Bridget (d. 1692), daughter of Sir Bevil Granville. He was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford...

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Johnstone, James [known as Chevalier de Johnstone] (1719–c. 1800), Jacobite sympathizer and army officer in the French service, was the son of James Johnstone, an Edinburgh merchant; details of his upbringing are unknown. In 1738 he visited his uncles Hewitt and ...

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William King (1685–1763) by John Faber junior, 1751 (after John Michael Williams, 1750) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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King, William (1685–1763), college head and Jacobite sympathizer, was born at Stepney, Middlesex, on 5 March 1685 and baptized there six days later, the son of Peregrine King (1649–1714), a Church of England clergyman, and his wife, Margaret (c.1651–1692/3), daughter of ...

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Colin Lindsay, third earl of Balcarres (1652–1721) by John Riley private collection; photograph © National Galleries of Scotland

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Lindsay, Colin, third earl of Balcarres (1652–1721), politician and Jacobite sympathizer, was baptized at Kilconquhar, Fife, on 23 August 1652, the fourth and youngest (but second surviving) son of Alexander Lindsay, first earl of Balcarres (1618–1659), and his wife, Anna Mackenzie (c. 1621–1707)...

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Lloyd, Sylvester (b. in or after 1680, d. 1747), Roman Catholic bishop of Waterford and Lismore and Jacobite sympathizer, was born probably in co. Tipperary, although co. Kilkenny is also claimed as his birthplace. It is probable that he was baptized as Lewis...

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Lockhart, Philip (1689?–1715), army officer and Jacobite sympathizer, was the younger child of Sir George Lockhart of Carnwath (c. 1630–1689), lord president of the court of session, and his second wife, Philadelphia (b. 1655, d. in or after 1717), daughter of ...

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Maccarthy, Robert, styled fifth earl of Clancarty (d. 1769), Jacobite sympathizer and Royal Naval officer, was the eldest son of the scandalous union between Donough Maccarthy, styled fourth earl of Clancarty (1668–1734), and Elizabeth (d. 1704), the second daughter of Robert Spencer, ...