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Atterbury, Francis (1663–1732), bishop of Rochester, politician, and Jacobite conspirator, was born on 6 March 1663 at Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, the younger son of Lewis Atterbury (1630/31–1693) [see under Atterbury, Lewis (1656-1731)], then rector of Milton Keynes, and his wife, Elizabeth, ...

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Francis Atterbury (1663–1732) by Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1718 Christ Church, Oxford

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James Barry, fourth earl of Barrymore (1667–1748) attrib. John Riley private collection. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Barry, James, fourth earl of Barrymore (1667–1748), politician and Jacobite conspirator, was the younger son of Richard Barry, second earl of Barrymore (bap. 1630, d. 1694), and his third wife, Dorothy Ferrar of Dromore, co. Down. He was also heir to one of the oldest baronies in ...

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Boyle, Charles, fourth earl of Orrery (1674–1731), politician and Jacobite conspirator, was born in Little Chelsea near Kensington, Middlesex, on 28 July 1674, not 1676 as stated in the Dictionary of National Biography, and was baptized on 1 August at St Mary's, Kensington...

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Butler, James, second duke of Ormond (1665–1745), army officer, politician, and Jacobite conspirator, was born in Dublin Castle on 29 April 1665, the second and eldest surviving son of Thomas Butler, sixth earl of Ossory (1634–1680), soldier and politician, and his wife, Aemilia van Nassau (...

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James Butler, second duke of Ormond (1665–1745) by Sir Godfrey Kneller, c. 1695 by kind permission of the Examination Schools, Oxford

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Caesar, Charles (1673–1741), politician and Jacobite agent, was born in London on 21 November 1673, the eldest of four children of Sir Charles Caesar (1654–1694), politician, and Susanna (d. 1693), daughter and heir of Sir Thomas Bonfoy, a London merchant. He was descended from a prominent political family; both his great-great-grandfather ...

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Cotton, Sir John Hynde, third baronet (bap. 1686, d. 1752), politician and Jacobite sympathizer, was baptized on 7 April 1686, the first and only surviving son of Sir John Cotton, second baronet (c.1647–1713), of Madingley Hall, Cambridgeshire, and his wife, Elizabeth Sheldon (...

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Dillon, Arthur, Jacobite Earl Dillon (1670–1733), Jacobite army officer and politician, was born in co. Roscommon, the third, but second surviving, of six sons of Theobald, seventh Viscount Dillon of Costello-Gallen (d. 1691), of Loughglinn, co. Roscommon, and Mary (d. 1691)...

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Erskine, John, styled twenty-second or sixth earl of Mar and Jacobite duke of Mar (bap. 1675, d. 1732), Jacobite army officer, politician, and architect, was born on the lowland family estate at Alloa, Clackmannanshire, and baptized at Alloa parish church on 21 January 1675. He was the first of four surviving children of ...

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John Erskine, styled twenty-second or sixth earl of Mar and Jacobite duke of Mar (bap. 1675, d. 1732) by Sir Godfrey Kneller, c. 1715 [right, with his son, Thomas Erskine, Lord Erskine] in the collection of the Earl of Mar and Kellie at Alloa Tower; photograph courtesy the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Fitton, Alexander [styled Sir Alexander Fitton], Jacobite Baron Fitton (d. 1699), politician and Jacobite sympathizer, was probably born in Dublin, a younger son of William Fitton of Awrice, co. Limerick, and his wife, Eva, daughter of Sir Edward Trevor of Brynkinallt, Denbighshire; he was great-grandson of the Elizabethan adventurer ...

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Forster, Thomas (bap. 1683, d. 1738), politician and Jacobite army officer, was the eldest son of Thomas Forster (1659–1725) of Adderstone, Bamburgh, Northumberland, and his wife, Frances, the daughter of Sir William Forster of Bamburgh, and was baptized at Bamburgh on 29 March 1683. He graduated from ...

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Graham, Richard, first Viscount Preston (1648–1695), politician and Jacobite conspirator, was born at Netherby, Cumberland, on 24 September 1648, the eldest son of Sir George Graham, second baronet (d. 1658), of Netherby and Ersk, and his wife, Lady Mary, daughter of James Johnston, ...

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Colin Lindsay, third earl of Balcarres (1652–1721) by John Riley private collection; photograph © National Galleries of Scotland

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Lindsay, Colin, third earl of Balcarres (1652–1721), politician and Jacobite sympathizer, was baptized at Kilconquhar, Fife, on 23 August 1652, the fourth and youngest (but second surviving) son of Alexander Lindsay, first earl of Balcarres (1618–1659), and his wife, Anna Mackenzie (c. 1621–1707)...

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Montgomery, Sir James, of Skelmorlie, fourth baronet (c. 1654–1694), politician and Jacobite conspirator, tenth laird of a cadet branch of the lords Montgomery (later earls of Eglinton), was the eldest of ten children of Sir Robert Montgomery, third baronet (d. 1684), landowner, and his wife, ...

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Murray, James, Jacobite first earl of Dunbar (1690–1770), politician and governor of the exiled Stuart princes, was the second of the fourteen children of David Murray, fifth Viscount Stormont (d. 1731), and his wife, Marjory (d. 1746), daughter and heiress of ...

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Shippen, William (bap. 1673, d. 1743), politician and Jacobite sympathizer, was baptized at Prestbury, Cheshire, on 30 July 1673, the second son of the parish priest, William Shippen. Educated first under Roger Dale at Stockport grammar school, on 16 July 1687, aged fourteen, he entered ...