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Bankes [née Hawtrey], Mary, Lady Bankes (d. 1661), royalist landholder, was the only daughter and an heir of Ralph Hawtrey (1570–1638) and his wife, Mary Altham (1578–1647). The Hawtreys claimed Norman descent and established themselves in Ruislip, Middlesex, in the sixteenth century. In 1618 she married ...

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Sir Nicholas Crisp, first baronet (c. 1599–1666) by Cornelius Johnson private collection; © reserved in the photograph

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Crisp, Sir Nicholas, first baronet (c. 1599–1666), merchant and royalist, was the son of Ellis Crisp (d. 1625) of Hammersmith (but descended from a Gloucestershire landed family), a prominent merchant, alderman, and sheriff of London in 1625, and his wife, Hester. Crisp...

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Digges, Dudley (1613–1643), royalist political writer, was born in Chilham, Kent, the third son of Sir Dudley Digges (1582/3–1639), diplomat and judge, and Mary, daughter of Sir Thomas Kempe of Olantigh, Kent, and a grandson of Thomas Digges, mathematician. He entered University College, Oxford...

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Dowdall [née Southwell], Elizabeth (fl. 1640–1642), royalist landholder and writer, was daughter to the poet, Anne Southwell (1574–1636), of Cornworthy, Devon, and her first husband, Sir Thomas Southwell (1575?–1626), of Spixworth, Norfolk. Her parents moved to Ireland...

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Fletcher, Christian, Lady Abercrombie (1619/20–1691), royalist heroine, was born in Kinneff, Kincardineshire. About 1642 she married James Granger or Grainger (1603/4–1663), presbyterian minister of Kinneff church since 1640. He had graduated MA from the University of St Andrews and had been a preacher in ...

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Goffe [Gough], Stephen (1605–1681), Roman Catholic priest and royalist agent, was born at Stanmer, Sussex, the son of Stephen Goffe, the puritan inclined rector of the nearby parish of Bramber, and his wife, Deborah, née West or Weston (1586/7–1626). The future regicide William Goffe (d. 1679?)...

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Gostelow [Gorstelow], Walter (bap. 1604, d. 1662?), royalist prophet, was born at Prescott House, Prescote, near Cropredy, Oxfordshire, and baptized at St Mary's Church, Cropredy, on 26 April 1604, the third son and fifth of ten children of Richard Gorstelow (c.1568–1621)...

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Margaret Hamilton, Lady Belhaven and Stenton (b. in or before 1625, d. in or after 1694) by Sir Anthony Van Dyck [with John Hamilton, first Lord Belhaven and Stenton] Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Hamilton, Margaret, Lady Belhaven and Stenton (b. in or before 1625, d. in or after 1694), royalist heroine and medical practitioner, was the illegitimate daughter of James Hamilton, second marquess of Hamilton (1589–1625). It has been plausibly suggested that her mother was Anne...

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Hollingworth, Richard (1639?–1701), royalist writer, was born in Lincolnshire, perhaps the son of Simonde Hollingworth of Stewton, near Louth, and baptized on 6 October 1639. He entered Emmanuel College, Cambridge, as a sizar on 5 February 1655 and graduated in 1659; he proceeded MA in 1662 and DD in 1684. He was ordained by ...

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Holte, Sir Thomas, first baronet (1570/71–1654), landowner and royalist sympathizer, was the eldest surviving son of Edward Holte (d. 1592) and his wife, Dorothy Ferrers (d. 1594). At the time of his birth the Holtes had been in possession of estates at ...

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Howard, Sir Robert (1584/5–1653), adulterer and royalist adherent, was the fifth son of Thomas Howard, first earl of Suffolk (1561–1626), and his wife, Katherine (b. in or after 1564, d. 1638), daughter of Sir Henry Knyvet and formerly wife of Richard Rich...

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Hudson, Michael (1605–1648), Church of England clergyman and royalist agent, was born in Penrith, Cumberland. He went up to Queen's College, Oxford, as 'a poor child', matriculated on 1 February 1622, proceeded BA on 15 February 1626, and took his MA on 29 January 1629. In college he and his brother were friends and contemporaries of the diarist ...

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David Jenkins (1582–1663) by William Marshall, pubd 1648 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Jenkins, David (1582–1663), royalist judge, was the son of Jenkin Richard of Hensol, in the parish of Pendeulwyn, Glamorgan, where he was born. He became a commoner of St Edmund Hall, Oxford, in 1597 and took a BA degree on 4 July 1600....

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Jane Lane, Lady Fisher (d. 1689) by unknown artist, c. 1660 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lane, Jane, Lady Fisher (d. 1689), royalist heroine, was the third daughter of Thomas Lane (1585–1660) and Anne Bagot (b. 1589, d. in or after 1651), who married at Blithfield, Staffordshire, on 10 February 1610. Her father, 'a person of excellent reputation...

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Leighton, Sir Elisha [Ellis] (d. 1685), royalist courtier and government official, was the third son of the Scottish physician and presbyterian divine Alexander Leighton (c. 1570–1649), and younger brother of Robert Leighton (bap. 1612, d. 1684), bishop of Dunblane and archbishop of Glasgow...