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Thomas Chiffinch (1600–1666) attrib. Jacob Huysmans, c. 1655–60 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Chiffinch [Cheffin], Thomas (1600–1666), courtier and royal official, was born at Salisbury, Wiltshire. He was brought to the court of Charles I by Brian Duppa, bishop of Salisbury, in 1641. He appears to have belonged to the Chiffinches of Staplehurst in Kent, and married ...

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Chiffinch, William (c. 1602–1691), courtier and royal official, was the less reputable younger brother of Thomas Chiffinch, to most of whose offices he succeeded in 1666, as page of his majesty's bedchamber and keeper of his private closet. Chiffinch married Barbara Nunn, by whom he had only one daughter, also called ...

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William Craven, earl of Craven (bap. 1608, d. 1697) by Gerrit van Honthorst private collection; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Craven, William, earl of Craven (bap. 1608, d. 1697), army officer and royal servant, was baptized on 26 June 1608 at St Andrew Undershaft, London, the eldest son of the London alderman Sir William Craven (c. 1545–1618) and his wife, Elizabeth (d...

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Dymoke, Sir Henry, baronet (1801–1865), king's champion, eldest son of John Dymoke (1764–1828), rector of Scrivelsby and prebendary of Lincoln, and his wife, Amelia Jane Alice, née Elphinston (d. 1856), was born on 5 March 1801 at Scrivelsby, Lincolnshire. He was distinguished solely by representing his father (who deemed the office incompatible with that of a clergyman) as hereditary king's champion at the banquet in ...

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Edgar, James (1688–1764), secretary to James Francis Edward Stuart, was born at Keithock, Forfarshire, on 13 July 1688, the fifth of seven sons of David Edgar (1650?–1722) of Keithock, a farmer, and his second wife, Elizabeth, née Guthrie, of St Vigeans. Despite his large ...

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Edgeworth [later Edgeworth de Firmont], Henry Essex (1745–1807), Roman Catholic priest and confessor to Louis XVI, was the second son, in a family of eight children (four of whom died in infancy), of the Revd Robert Edgeworth, rector of Edgeworthstown, co. Longford...

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Henry Essex Edgeworth (1745–1807) by Anthony Cardon, pubd 1800 (after Augustin de Saint-Aubin) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fortnum, Charles (1738–1815), royal servant and grocer, is presumed to be the son of William Fortnum, of Berkeley Street, Portman Square, London. He had a brother and a sister. His grandfather William Fortnum is said to have become a footman to Queen Anne...

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Godolphin, Francis, second earl of Godolphin (1678–1766), politician and officer of the royal household, was born on 3 September 1678 in Whitehall, London, and baptized on the same day. He was the only child of Sidney Godolphin, first earl of Godolphin (1645–1712), and his wife, ...

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Hardinge, Alexander Henry Louis, second Baron Hardinge of Penshurst (1894–1960), private secretary to Edward VIII and George VI, was born on 17 May 1894 at the British embassy, Paris, the younger son of Charles Hardinge, later first Baron Hardinge of Penshurst (1858–1944), diplomatist, and his wife, ...

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Sir Henry Neville c. 1520–1593 by unknown artist, 1592 © reserved

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Henry VIII, privy chamber of (act. 1509–1547), body of personal servants to the king, was an institution whose importance has only recently been fully appreciated. Developments at the royal court from the mid-fifteenth century put in place new living arrangements for the king—a private suite known (from its most important room) as ‘the privy chamber’. In turn this led by the end of the first decade of the reign of ...

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Herrick [Heyricke], Sir William (bap. 1562, d. 1653), moneylender and royal official, was baptized on 9 December 1562 at St Martin's, Leicester, the fifth and youngest son of John Herrick or Heyricke (1513–1589) of Leicester and Mary, daughter of John Bond. He was born into a successful business family in ...

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Sir Henry Lee (1533–1611) by Anthonis Mor, 1568 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lee, Sir Henry (1533–1611), queen's champion, was born in Kent in March 1533, the eldest son of Sir Anthony Lee (d. 1550) of Quarrendon, Buckinghamshire, MP for the county in 1554, and Margaret, daughter of Sir Henry Wyatt of Allington Castle, Kent...