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Ascham, Anthony (bap. 1614, d. 1650), diplomat and pamphleteer, was baptized on 6 March 1614 in Boston, Lincolnshire, the son of Thomas and Cicilly (d. 1634) Ascham or Ascombe. Little is known of his parents, though Allen states he was descended of the same family as ...

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Blount, Elizabeth Anne Mould de Sodington [née Elizabeth Anne Mould Williams; other married name Elizabeth Anne Mould Morgan], Lady de Sodington Blount (1850–1935), pamphlet writer and social activist, was born on 7 May 1850 at 82 Upper Stamford Street near Waterloo, Lambeth, London...

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Bush, Rice (c. 1610–1649), pamphleteer on poor relief, came to prominence in the public debates about new institutions for social welfare which took place in London at the end of the civil war. Little is known about his early life. The son of ...

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Chidley, Samuel (b. 1616, d. in or after 1672), Leveller and pamphleteer, was baptized on 13 September 1618 (two years after he was born) at St Chad's, Shrewsbury, the first of eight children of Daniel Chidley (fl. 1616–1649), tailor of Shrewsbury, and his wife, ...

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Cooke, Edward (bap. 1755, d. 1820), government official and political pamphleteer, was baptized on 27 June 1755 at Denham, Buckinghamshire, the third and only surviving son of William Cooke (1711–1797), provost of King's College, Cambridge, and his wife, Catherine, the daughter of Richard Sleech...

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Hervey, Thomas (1699–1775), politician and pamphleteer, was born on 20 January 1699 at Ickworth, Suffolk, the second son of John Hervey, first earl of Bristol (1665–1751), and his second wife, Elizabeth Felton (1676–1741). His elder brother was the courtier John Hervey, Baron Hervey of Ickworth...

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Knox, William (1732–1810), government official and pamphleteer, was born at Monaghan, Ireland, the youngest child of Thomas Knox (d. 1760), a physician, and his wife, Nicola, the daughter of John King, of co. Fermanagh. He received his early education in local Church of Ireland...

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Lloyd, Charles (1735–1773), politician and pamphleteer, was born in Westminster, the second son of Philip Lloyd (d. 1735) of Grosvenor Street, Westminster, and Catherine Cade (d. in or after 1773). His father, who eloped with his mother, an heiress with a fortune of ...

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Maxwell, Henry (1668/9–1730), politician and pamphleteer, was born in Finnebrogue, co. Down, Ireland, the son of the Revd Robert Maxwell (d. 1686?), Church of Ireland clergyman, and Jane Chichester, daughter of the Revd Robert Chichester of Belfast. His family appears to have been of Scottish descent. Educated in his early years by a ...

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Mitchel, William (1670–1740?), tinsmith and pamphleteer, was born in Scotland but nothing is known of his early life. In or about 1696 he moved to Edinburgh and took up residence in the Bowhead. There he earned a living as a tinsmith and by superintending the lighting of the town lamps. ...

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Overton, Benjamin [formerly Ebenezer] (c. 1647–1711), politician and political pamphleteer, was a younger son of the radically inclined Cromwellian major-general Robert Overton (1608/9–1678/9) and his wife, Ann (1615/16–1665), daughter of Jeremy Gardiner of Stratford, Middlesex.

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Overton, Richard (fl. 1640–1663), Leveller and pamphleteer, is of uncertain background and origins.

There are two conflicting accounts of Overton's early life, both largely conjectural. In Amsterdam there exists a signed Latin confession of faith made by Overton on his conversion to General Baptism, and it was once generally assumed that this was made at the same time as other General Baptist confessions in the same archive, about 1615. If so, this would give him a probable date of birth some time before 1600. The relatively greater emphasis than other Levellers in his writings on such rural grievances as enclosure may indicate that he had rural origins, possibly in ...

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William Pynchon (1590–1662) by unknown artist, 1657 photography courtesy Peabody Essex Museum

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Pynchon, William (1590–1662), public official and pamphleteer in America, was born on 26 December 1590 at Springfield, Essex, the son of John Pynchon (d. 1610) and Frances Brett (bap. 1590). As the child of a wealthy gentry family he was taught Latin, Greek, and Hebrew, but there is no evidence that he attended university. In 1624 he married ...

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Sheridan, Thomas (1646–1712), government official and Jacobite pamphleteer, was born at St John's, near Trim, co. Meath, the fourth son of Denis Sheridan, Church of Ireland clergyman, and an Englishwoman named Foster. Denis came of an old Irish family, but had been raised a protestant; of ...

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Stafford, Richard (bap. 1663, d. 1703), Jacobite pamphleteer, was born at Marlwood Park, in the parish of Thornbury, Gloucestershire. Baptized there on 15 September 1663, he was the second son of John (d. 1705) and Catherine Stafford (d. 1710), and the grandson of the pamphleteer ...