Allen, Francis (c. 1583–1658), politician and regicide, was probably born in London, though nothing is as yet known of his early life or parentage. He first appears in the mid-1630s as a liveryman of the Goldsmiths' Company living on Fleet Street. He was one of those goldsmiths living in '...
A. W. McIntosh
Drury, Sir Robert (b. before 1456, d. 1535), lawyer and speaker of the House of Commons, was born before 1456 at Hawstead, Suffolk, the first of four sons and two daughters of Roger Drury (d. 1496), an important landowner in that county, and his wife, ...
Hare, Sir Nicholas (c. 1495–1557), lawyer and speaker of the House of Commons, was the first son of John Hare of Homersfield, Suffolk, and Elizabeth Fortescue. He was a pensioner of Gonville Hall, Cambridge, in 1509, and was admitted to the Inner Temple...
Neville, Sir Thomas (b. in or before 1484, d. 1542), lawyer and speaker of the House of Commons, was the fifth son of George Neville, second Baron Bergavenny (1436–1492) [see under Neville, Edward (d. 1476)], and his first wife, Margaret, daughter of ...
Pakington, Robert (b. in or before 1489, d. 1536), member of parliament and murder victim, was born at Stanford-on-Teme, Worcestershire, the second or third son of John Pakington and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Washborne. Robert followed his elder brother John to the ...
Pollard, Sir John (b. before 1508, d. 1557), judge and speaker of the House of Commons, was the eldest son of Walter Pollard of Plymouth and Avice, daughter of Richard Pollard of Way, Devon. His father's family had been merchants in Plymouth, but through his mother he was related to two other distinguished lawyers of the same surname, ...
J. A. Hamilton
revised by Sean Kelsey
Prideaux, Edmond [created Sir Edmond Prideaux, baronet, under the protectorate] (1601–1659), lawyer and politician, was born in September 1601 at Netherton, Devon, and baptized at Farway in the same county on 27 September, the second surviving son of Sir Edmund Prideaux, baronet (...
Maker: unknown artist
Rolle, Henry (1589/90–1656), politician and judge, was the second son of Robert Rolle (d. 1633) of Heanton, Devon, and his wife, Joan (d. 1634), daughter of Thomas Hele of Fleet, Devon. Rolle matriculated from Exeter College, Oxford, on 20 March 1607, aged seventeen, and entered the ...
P. R. N. Carter
Wingfield, Sir Humphrey (b. before 1481, d. 1545), lawyer and speaker of the House of Commons, was born by 1481, the youngest son of Sir John Wingfield (d. 1481) of Letheringham, Suffolk, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Fitzlewis of ...