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Cheyne, Sir John (d. 1414), diplomat, heretic, and speaker-elect of the House of Commons, of unknown parentage, was a scion of the family of Cheyne of Drayton Beauchamp, Buckinghamshire. Almost certainly a younger son, he was probably intended for a career in the church. ...

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Sturmy, Sir William (c. 1356–1427), diplomat and speaker of the House of Commons, was the son of Geoffrey Sturmy, a younger son of an important Wiltshire family, and an unidentified mother. William came to prominence in 1381 when his uncle, Sir Henry Sturmy...

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Wenlock, John, first Baron Wenlock (d. 1471), diplomat, administrator, and speaker of the House of Commons, was the second son of William Wenlock (d. in or after 1415), a Bedfordshire landowner, and his wife, Margaret Briton. John Wenlock inherited the family properties in 1429, following the death of his elder brother, ...