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Carleill, Christopher (1551?–1593), soldier and naval commander, was the second son, but heir, of Alexander Carleill (d. 1561), merchant, of London, and his wife, Anne (d. 1565), daughter of Sir George Barne, lord mayor of London, and his wife, Alice...

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Champernowne, Sir Arthur (b. in or before 1524, d. 1578), soldier and naval commander, was the second son of Sir Philip Champernowne (d. 1545), landowner of Modbury, Devon, and his wife, Katherine, daughter of Sir Edmund Carew of Mohun's Ottery, Devon, and his wife, ...

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George Monck, first duke of Albemarle (1608–1670) by Sir Peter Lely and studio Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Monck [Monk], George, first duke of Albemarle (1608–1670), army officer and naval officer, the fourth child and second son of a Devon gentleman, Sir Thomas Monck, was born at the latter's manor house of Great Potheridge, north Devon, on 6 December 1608. He was baptized at the nearby parish church of ...

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Edward Montagu, first earl of Sandwich (1625–1672) by Sir Peter Lely, c. 1670 Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

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Montagu [Mountagu], Edward, first earl of Sandwich (1625–1672), army and naval officer and diplomat, was born at Barnwell, Northamptonshire, on 27 July 1625, the second but eldest surviving son of Sir Sydney Montagu (c.1571–1644) of Hinchingbrooke, Huntingdonshire, MP for Huntingdonshire, master of requests, and groom of the bedchamber to ...

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Pyne, Valentine (1603–1677), naval officer and soldier, the second son of George Pyne, an ordnance officer of Curry Mallet, Somerset, was the first cousin of John Pyne, the revolutionary MP who was to be notably absent from Valentine's will. A lesser landed family claiming ancient lineage, the ...

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Rupert, prince and count palatine of the Rhine and duke of Cumberland (1619–1682) by Sir Peter Lely, c. 1665–6 The Royal Collection © 2004 HM Queen Elizabeth II

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Rupert, prince and count palatine of the Rhine and duke of Cumberland (1619–1682), royalist army and naval officer, was born on 18 December 1619 ns, the son of Frederick V (1596–1632), elector palatine of the Rhine, and his wife, Elizabeth (1596–1662), the daughter of ...