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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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Delaval [née Livingston], Lady Elizabeth (1648?–1717), memoirist and Jacobite agent, was the only child of James Livingston, first earl of Newburgh (1621/2–1670), nobleman, and his first wife, Catherine (d. 1650), eldest daughter of Theophilus Howard, second earl of Suffolk, and widow of ...

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Dicconson, William (1654/5–1742), Jacobite courtier and biographer, eldest son of Hugh Dicconson (c.1621–1691) of Wrightington Hall near Wigan, and his wife, Agnes (d. 1719), third daughter of Roger Kirkby of Kirkby, came from a Lancashire Roman Catholic gentry family, which occasionally (as in the 1660s) conformed outwardly. He had three brothers (including the Catholic bishop ...

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George Lockhart of Carnwath (1681?–1731) by Sir John Baptiste de Medina, 1707 in a private Scottish collection; photograph courtesy the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Lockhart, George, of Carnwath (1681?–1731), Jacobite politician and memoirist, was the elder of two children 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)...

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Payne, Henry [alias Henry Nevill] (d. 1705?), writer and Jacobite conspirator, was a member of the Payne family of Medbourne, Leicestershire, but although he was born before the civil war he was not the Henry Payne baptized at Medbourne on 29 December 1636. Through his mother he was related to ...

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Philp [Philip], James, of Almerieclose (1654/5–1732), Jacobite poet, was born at Arbroath, Forfarshire, the son of James Philp of Almerieclose (d. 1695/6), 'a small property … composed of several crofts and bits of lands … gathered round the old Almonry premises of the ruined Abbey...

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Purser, John (fl. 1728–1747), printer and Jacobite sympathizer, of Whitefriars and then Red Lyon Court, London, was of unknown parentage. He was involved in the production of at least four Jacobite or anti-government newspapers, and was arrested and questioned for these activities on many occasions. ...

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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 ...

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Stewart, John [known as John Roy Stewart; Ian Ruadh Stiubhart] (c. 1700–1747), Jacobite soldier and poet, was born at Knock, Kincardine, Inverness-shire, the son of Donald Stewart and his second wife, Barbara Shaw, who was reputedly fifty-two at the time of his birth. He belonged to the ...