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Dale, Valentine (c. 1520–1589), civil lawyer and diplomat, was born about 1520, the only son of John Dale (c.1500–1552), landowner, and his wife, Joan (d. in or after 1552). The family was a cadet branch of the Dales of South Tidworth...

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Hawkyns, Henry (c. 1553–1630), civil lawyer and diplomatic agent, was the son of John Hawkyns and his wife, Ann Yelverton. He was connected to the leading East Anglian protestant families through his mother, and was probably born at Wisbech on property which she had acquired through her first marriage to ...

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Yonge, John (1466/7–1516), civil lawyer and diplomat, was born at Heyford, Oxfordshire, a manor which belonged to New College, Oxford. Yonge later lived in Rye, Sussex. Nothing is known of his parents. When aged eleven he entered Winchester College as a scholar on 29 September 1478. He became a scholar of ...