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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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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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See Morris, Matthew Robinson-, second Baron Rokeby

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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.

Much of what is known of Overton's...