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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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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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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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William Shippen (bap. 1673, d. 1743) by Thomas Hudson reproduced by kind permission of His Grace the Duke of Beaufort. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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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 ...