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Axtell, Daniel (bap. 1622, d. 1660), parliamentarian army officer and regicide, was baptized on 26 May 1622 at Great Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, probably the son of William Axtell (d. 1638), chief burgess of the town, and his wife, Dorothy Symons (d. 1629)...

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Theobald Mathew

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Bailhache, Sir Clement Meacher (1856–1924), judge, was born at Leeds on 2 November 1856, the eldest son of the Revd Clement Bailhache, a Baptist minister and secretary to the Baptist Missionary Society, and his wife, Emma, daughter of Edward Augustus Meacher, of Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire...

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Channing [née Brooks], Mary (1687–1706), murderer, was born in May 1687 at Dorchester in Dorset, to Baptist parents, Richard and Elizabeth Brooks. Mary was not baptized until 17 March 1706, four days before her execution. She had one younger brother and one elder, who worked as a silversmith. On 15 January 1705 she married ...

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Gaunt, Elizabeth (d. 1685), conspirator and convicted traitor, and her husband, William, were both deeply involved in London whig and dissenting politics in the early 1680s, when they emerge from obscurity. They were residents of the parish of St Mary, Whitechapel, and well known about ...

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Gladman, John (fl. 1644–1685), parliamentarian army officer and conspirator, is of unknown parents and background, though he claimed in 1683 to be related to the former parliamentarian soldier and plotter Richard Rumbold. He succeeded James Berry as captain-lieutenant in Oliver Cromwell's Ironsides regiment...

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Harrison, Thomas (bap. 1616, d. 1660), parliamentarian army officer and regicide, was baptized on 16 July 1616 in Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, the second of four children and the only son of Richard Harrison (bap. 1587, d. 1653), butcher, burgess, and four times mayor of the town, and his wife, ...

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Holmes, Abraham (d. 1685), army officer and conspirator, was perhaps from co. Durham, though it has been suggested that he was related to a Holmes family of Sussex. Nothing definite is known of his background. He first appears during the early years of the civil war as a lieutenant in ...

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Howard, William, third Baron Howard of Escrick (c. 1630–1694), conspirator, was the second son of Edward Howard, first Baron Howard of Escrick (d. 1675), and Mary (d. 1634), daughter of John Boteler, first Baron Boteler of Brantfield. After attending Corpus Christi College, Cambridge...

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Hutchinson, John (bap. 1615, d. 1664), parliamentarian army officer and regicide, was baptized on 18 September 1615 at St Mary's, Nottingham, the son of Sir Thomas Hutchinson (1589–1643) of Owthorpe, Nottinghamshire, and Margaret, daughter of Sir John Byron. Educated at free schools in ...

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Johnston, James William (1792–1873), politician and lawyer in Canada, was born on 29 August 1792 in Jamaica, the youngest son of William Martin Johnston (d. 1808), a surgeon, and his wife, Elizabeth, the daughter of John Lichtenstein and Catherine Delegal. The Johnston...

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Keeling, Josiah (fl. 1679–1691), conspirator, was a white salter or oilman of East Smithfield, London, in the parish of St Botolph, Aldgate. Although his parentage and birthplace are unknown, Keeling had been concerned in a coalworks in Warwickshire as late as April 1679. He is known to have been married. At the time of the ...

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Le Quesne, Sir (John) Godfray (1924–2013), barrister and public servant, was born on 18 January 1924 at Rickford Lodge, The Grove, Hampstead, London, the third son of Charles Thomas Le Quesne (1885–1954), who had migrated from his native Jersey to pursue a successful career at the bar in ...

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Lilburne, Robert (bap. 1614, d. 1665), regicide and deputy major-general, was baptized in St Andrew's Church, Auckland, co. Durham, on 2 February 1614. His parents were Richard Lilburne (1583–1667), of Thickley Punchardon, co. Durham, and Margaret Hixon (d. 1619), the daughter of ...

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Eric Sutherland Lomax (1919–2012) by unknown photographer, c.1939 © Writer Pictures

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Lomax, Eric Sutherland (1919–2012), prisoner of war and author, was born on 30 May 1919 at 11 Bedford Terrace, Portobello, Edinburgh, the only child of John Lomax (1878–1950), post office clerk, later post office manager, formerly a Stockport pawnbroker's assistant, and his wife, ...

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J. A. Hamilton

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Lush, Sir Robert (1807–1881), judge, was born at Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 25 October 1807, the eldest son of Robert Lush of Shaftesbury, and his wife, Lucy, daughter of Joseph Foote of Tollard, Wiltshire. He was educated at a school in Shaftesbury and afterwards spent several years in a solicitor's office. In 1836 he entered himself as a student at ...

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Titus Oates (1649–1705) by Robert White, 1679 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Oates, Titus (1649–1705), informer, was born at Oakham, Rutland, a younger son of Samuel Oates (bap. 1614, d. 1683), Baptist preacher, and his wife, Lucy (d. in or after 1697), a midwife from Hastings. His father, son of a Church of England...

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Okey, John (bap. 1606, d. 1662), parliamentarian soldier and regicide, was the sixth child and second son of William Okey of St Giles-in-the-Fields, London, and his wife, Margaret Wetherley. The Okey family owned property in London and possessed a coat of arms. John...