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Barkstead, John [created Sir John Barkstead under the protectorate] (d. 1662), major-general and regicide, was probably the son of Michael Barkstead, a London goldsmith, and his wife, Anne, daughter of John Downing. His grandfather had lived at Lichfield in Staffordshire and his family was originally from ...

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Blagrave, Daniel (bap. 1603, d. 1668?), politician and regicide, was baptized on 20 November 1603 at St Mary's, Reading, the fifth son of Alexander Blagrave (d. 1612), a clothier of Southcote Lodge, Berkshire, and his wife, Margaret. A nephew of the mathematician ...

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Blakiston, John (bap. 1603, d. 1649), politician and regicide, was baptized on 21 August 1603 at Sedgefield in co. Durham, the third son of Marmaduke Blakiston (1565–1639) and Margaret James (1575–1636). He was apprenticed to Christopher Shafto of Newcastle upon Tyne, probably in 1613, and became a free burgess, as a mercer, in 1627. Later, royalists described him as either a pedlar, butcher, chandler, or shopkeeper, but such disparaging comments cannot detract from the fact that by 1632 he was one of ...

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Constable, Sir William, baronet (bap. 1590, d. 1655), parliamentarian army officer and regicide, was baptized on 4 March 1590, the only son of Sir Robert Constable (d. 1600) of Flamborough and Holme, Yorkshire, and his wife, Anne, daughter of John Hussey of ...

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Cook, John (bap. 1608, d. 1660), judge and regicide, was the eldest son of the landowner Isaac Cook (d. c.1658) and his wife, Elizabeth Twigden, of Burbage and Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire; he was baptized on 18 September 1608 at Husbands Bosworth...

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Corbett, Miles (1594/5–1662), politician and regicide, was probably born in Sprowston, Norfolk, where several generations of the Corbett family are buried, the second son of Sir John Corbett, baronet (d. 1628), who married a daughter of Sir Arthur Capel. A pedigree compiled between 1655 and 1659 lists ...

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Richard Deane (bap. 1610, d. 1653) by Robert Walker, 1653 © National Maritime Museum, London

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Deane, Richard (bap. 1610, d. 1653), army and naval officer and regicide, was baptized on 8 July 1610 in the parish church of Guiting Power, a younger son of Edward Deane (d. before 1653) of Temple Guiting, Gloucestershire, and his second wife, ...

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Ewer, Isaac (d. 1650/51), army officer and regicide, was a close relation and possibly son of Richard Ewer of Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex, and may have been related to the Ewers of Pinner, Middlesex, and Cheshunt, Hertfordshire. He was living at Hatfield by 1633, having by that year married ...

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Goffe, William (d. 1679?), regicide and major-general, was the son of Stephen Goffe (b. 1574/5), rector of Bramber, in Sussex, who was deprived of his living in 1605 for his part in organizing the puritan petitions to James I.

William Goffe's date of birth and his place of residence during his early years are unknown. His mother, ...

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Harvey, Edmund (c. 1601–1673), regicide, was the first son of Charles Harvey (fl. 1600–1634), merchant, of London and his wife, Alice, daughter of Ralph Houghton of Houghton, Leicestershire. Harvey's grandfather had moved to London from the west country and his father was a ...

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Ingoldsby, Sir Richard, appointed Lord Ingoldsby under the protectorate (bap. 1617, d. 1685), army officer and regicide, was baptized on 10 August 1617, the second son of Sir Richard Ingoldsby (d. 1656) of Lenborough, Buckinghamshire, and Elizabeth (d. 1666), daughter of ...

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Henry Ireton (bap. 1611, d. 1651) attrib. Robert Walker, c. 1650 (after Samuel Cooper and Sir Anthony Van Dyck) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ireton, Henry (bap. 1611, d. 1651), parliamentarian army officer and regicide, was baptized on 3 November 1611 in the parish church of Attenborough, Nottinghamshire. His father, German Ireton (d. 1624), who had settled in Attenborough about 1605, was the younger brother of ...

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Jones, John (c. 1597–1660), parliamentarian army officer and regicide, was the son of Thomas ap John ab Ieuan ap Huw of Maesygarnedd, Llanbedr, Merioneth. His mother, Ellen, was the daughter of Robert Wynn of Taltreuddyn, Llanenddwyn, in the same county. Jones's immediate forebears were modest freeholders, but his mother's family claimed kinship with the important ...

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Lisle, John, appointed Lord Lisle under the protectorate (1609/10–1664), regicide, was the second, but eldest surviving, son of Sir William Lisle (d. 1648) of Wootton, Isle of Wight, and Bridget, daughter of Sir John Hungerford of Down Ampney, Gloucestershire. On 25 January 1626 he matriculated at ...

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Tichborne, Robert, appointed Lord Tichburne under the protectorate (1610/11–1682), politician and regicide, was born in London, the eldest son of Robert Tichborne (d. 1644/5) of St Michael-le-Querne, London, and Cowden, Kent, a gentleman free of the Skinners' Company, and his wife, Joan...

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Waller, Sir Hardress (c. 1604–1666), parliamentarian army officer and regicide, was the son of George Waller of Groombridge, Kent, and Mary, daughter of Richard Hardress; both parents were dead by 1622. He was descended from the fifteenth-century soldier and administrator Richard Waller and was the first cousin of the parliamentarian general ...

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Walton, Valentine (1593/4–1661), parliamentarian army officer and regicide, was the son of Nicholas Walton. His father, a member of a younger branch of an old gentry family in Huntingdonshire, died when he was young, certainly by 1606 when Valentine at the age of twelve inherited the manor of ...

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Whalley, Edward, appointed Lord Whalley under the protectorate (d. 1674/5), regicide and major-general, was the second son of Richard Whalley, a landowner of Kirkton and Screveton, Nottinghamshire, and his second wife, Frances Cromwell, daughter of Sir Henry Cromwell of Hinchingbrooke in Huntingdonshire. He was thus a cousin of the future lord protector, ...