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Armstrong, Sir Thomas (bap. 1633, d. 1684), army officer and conspirator, was baptized on 27 December 1633 at St Stephen's protestant church, Nijmegen, the son of Thomas Armstrong (d. 1662), army officer, and his wife, Anne, née Anderson. A coronet of horse at ...

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Blount, Sir Christopher (1555/6–1601), soldier and conspirator, was the second son of Thomas Blount (b. before 1523, d. 1568) of Kidderminster, Worcestershire. Blount's early life was profoundly shaped by two key influences: devout Catholicism (especially on the part of his mother, Margery, ...

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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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Sir Peter Carew (1514?–1575) by Gerlach Flicke National Gallery of Scotland

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Carew, Sir Peter (1514?–1575), soldier and conspirator, was the third son of Sir William Carew (c.1483–1536) of Mohun's Ottery, Devon, and his wife, Joan (d. 1554), daughter of Sir William Courtenay of Powderham and his second wife, Mary. The eldest son, ...

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Fenwick, Sir John, third baronet (c. 1644–1697), army officer and Jacobite conspirator, was born at Wallington, Northumberland, the only son (with two sisters) of Sir William Fenwick, second baronet (c.1617–1676), of Wallington, Northumberland, and his first wife, Jane (d. c...

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Simon Fraser, eleventh Lord Lovat (1667/88–1747) by William Hogarth, pubd 1746 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fraser, Simon, eleventh Lord Lovat (1667/8–1747), Jacobite conspirator, army officer, and outlaw, was the second but first surviving son of Thomas Fraser (1631–1699), sometimes styled 'of Beaufort' (the third son of Hugh Fraser, seventh Lord Lovat), and Sybilla Macleod (d...

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Horsey, Sir Edward (d. 1583), conspirator and soldier, was the eldest son of Jasper Horsey (d. 1546) of Exton, Devon, and his wife, Joan, daughter and heir of William Welford. Jasper Horsey was admitted to the Middle Temple in 1522, served in the household of the ...

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North, William, sixth Baron North, second Baron Grey of Rolleston, and Jacobite Earl North (1678–1734), army officer and Jacobite conspirator, was born at Caldecote, Cambridgeshire, on 22 December 1678. He was the eldest son of Charles, fifth Baron North (d. 1690), and ...

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Parker, John [known as Colonel Parker] (b. c. 1651, d. in or after 1719), army officer and Jacobite conspirator, was born in London, the youngest son of perhaps ten children of William Parker (1610–1678), physician, and Judith (b. 1619, d. after 1678)...

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Porter, George [known as Captain Porter] (c. 1659–1728), Jacobite conspirator and informer, was probably born in London, the only son of the dramatist Thomas Porter (1636–1680) by his second, legal, marriage to his first wife Anne Blount (c.1637–1659). His paternal grandfather was the courtier ...

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Prendergast [Pendergrass], Sir Thomas, first baronet (c. 1660–1709), army officer and Jacobite conspirator, was the third son of Thomas Prendergast (1614?–1725) and his wife, Eleanor (d. in or before 1705), daughter of David Condon. He was possibly born at Croane, co. Tipperary...

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Slingsby, Sir Henry, first baronet (1602–1658), royalist army officer and conspirator, was born on 14 January 1602, second son of Sir Henry Slingsby (d. 1634) of Scriven, Yorkshire, and his wife, Frances (d. 1611), daughter of William Vavasour of Weston. Although the ...

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Sir Henry Slingsby, first baronet (1602–1658) attrib. Thomas Rawlins, 1658 © Copyright The British Museum

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Veel, Thomas (c. 1591–1663/4), royalist army officer and conspirator, was born at Alveston, Gloucestershire, the third or fourth son of Nicholas Veel and his wife, the daughter of Robert Bridges of Combe, Gloucestershire. He was also the scion of an ancient family of minor gentry, who leased another ...

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Willys, Sir Richard, first baronet (bap. 1614, d. 1690), royalist army officer and conspirator, was baptized on 13 January 1614 at All Saints' Church, Hertford, the second son of Richard Willys (d. 1625), lawyer, of Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire, and the Inner Temple, London...