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Canville [Camville], Sir Thomas de (d. 1234/5), landowner and justice, was the son of Hugh de Canville (d. c.1194) and his wife, Christiana, the daughter of William the Monk. His father's family had lands in several counties in southern England and ...

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Fortescue, Sir Adrian (c. 1481–1539), landowner and alleged traitor, was the second son of Sir John Fortescue (d. 1500) of Punsborne, near Hatfield, Hertfordshire, and Alice, daughter of Sir Geoffrey Boleyn (and great-aunt of Anne Boleyn). Sir John had arranged for ...

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Graham, Sir Robert, of Kinpont (d. 1437), landowner and assassin, was the third son of Patrick Graham of Kincardine and his second wife, Euphemia, daughter of John Stewart of Ralston. Possibly intended for the church, he was educated at the University of Paris...

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Thomas Kennedy, ninth earl of Cassillis (1726–1775) by William Mosman, 1746 Culzean Castle collection; courtesy of The National Trust for Scotland

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Kennedy, Thomas, ninth earl of Cassillis (1726–1775), smuggler and landowner, was born on 12 February 1726, the seventeenth child and second surviving son of Sir John Kennedy of Culzean, second baronet (d. 1742), and Jean Douglas (d. 1767), daughter of Andrew Douglas...

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Kingston, Sir Anthony (c. 1508–1556), landowner and conspirator, was the only son of Sir William Kingston (d. 1540) of Elmore and Painswick, Gloucestershire. Since he began to acquire stewardships and other minor offices in Gloucestershire in 1528, Anthony was probably born about 1508, or perhaps a little earlier. Nothing is known of his upbringing, but the conventional education of the son of a substantial gentleman and courtier can be assumed. His first significant preferment was as keeper of ...

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Logan, Robert, of Restalrig (1555–1606), landowner and conspirator, was the only son of Sir Robert Logan (c.1533–1561), sixth laird of Restalrig, and his wife, Agnes Gray (c.1540–1585), daughter of Patrick Gray, fourth Lord Gray. He was descended from a family of ...

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Lowther, Sir John (1582–1637), landowner and barrister, was born at Lowther, Westmorland, on 4 February 1582 and baptized in Lowther church on 24 February, the second (but first surviving) son in the family of eight sons and one daughter of Sir Christopher Lowther (1557–1617)...

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Moulton [Muleton, Multon], Sir Thomas of (d. 1240), landowner and justice, was the son of Thomas of Moulton (d. before 1198) and grandson of Lambert of Moulton (d. 1166/7) of Spalding Priory and of the honours of Bolingbroke and Richmond, Yorkshire...

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Murray, John, of Falahill (d. 1510), landowner and supposed outlaw, was the eldest son and heir of Sir Patrick Murray (d. before 27 Feb 1493), laird of Falahill in Peeblesshire, eldest son of the John Murray (d. c.1477), laird of ...

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Newdigate, Sir Richard, first baronet (1602–1678), lawyer and landowner, was born on 17 September 1602 at Arbury Hall, Warwickshire, the younger son of Sir John Newdigate (1571–1610) [see under Newdigate, Anne] and his wife, Anne Newdigate (1574–1618), and younger brother of ...

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Plumbe, John (bap. 1670, d. 1763), landowner and lawyer, was baptized on 29 June 1670 in Prescot, Lancashire, the third son of John Plumbe (bap. 1638, d. 1727), yeoman, and his wife, Elizabeth Lyme (d. 1719). In 1694 he married Sarah Marsh (1676–1742)...

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Scott, Walter, of Buccleuch, first Lord Scott of Buccleuch (1565?–1611), landowner and border reiver, claimed to have been born in 1565 although it is possible that the actual date of his birth was several years later. He was the only son of ...

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Scott, Walter, of Harden (c. 1550–1629?), landowner and border reiver, also known as Wat o'Harden and Auld Wat Scott, was the son of William Scott of Todrig, who purchased the lands of Harden from Alexander, fifth Lord Home, about 1550. William Scott had died by 13 April 1563, when a ...

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Skeffington, Clotworthy, second earl of Massereene (1742–1805), landowner and debtor, was the son of Clotworthy Skeffington, sixth viscount and first earl of Massereene (d. 1757), and his second wife, Anne, daughter of Henry Eyre of Rowter, Derbyshire. He was born on 28 January 1742 in ...

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Tailboys, Sir William (c. 1416–1464), landowner and gang leader, was the second son and eventual heir of Walter Tailboys of Goltho, Lincolnshire. His family had been prominent in the north of England and in Lincolnshire since the Norman conquest, and he had inherited extensive estates in the north and ...

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Thomas Thynne (1647/88–1682) by Sir Peter Lely, c. 1673 reproduced by permission of the Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, Wiltshire, Great Britain. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Thynne, Thomas [nicknamed Tom of Ten Thousand] (1647/8–1682), landowner and murder victim, was the only surviving son of Sir Thomas Thynne (1609/10–1669?) of Richmond, Surrey, and his wife, Stuart or Stuarta, daughter of Walter Balcanquhall (c. 1586–1645). He matriculated from Christ Church, Oxford...

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Willoughby, Hugh, twelfth Baron Willoughby of Parham (c. 1643–1712), magistrate and landowner, was probably born in Horwich, Lancashire, the eldest surviving son and heir of Thomas Willoughby, eleventh Baron Willoughby of Parham (c.1602–1692), landowner and army officer, who in 1680 had successfully claimed his family's peerage but had not inherited its estates, and his wife, ...