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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 'remote' places who opposed attempts to force them back into the ...

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Alured, John (bap. 1607, d. 1651), army officer and regicide, was baptized in the parish of All Saints, Sculcoates, Hull, Yorkshire, on 4 April 1607, the eldest son of Henry Alured (c.1581–1628), gentleman landowner, and his wife, Frances (d. 1626)...

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Arundell, Sir Thomas (c. 1502–1552), administrator and convicted conspirator, was the younger son of Sir John Arundell of Lanherne, Cornwall (c.1474–1545), and his first wife, Eleanor (d. by December 1503), daughter of Thomas Grey, first marquess of Dorset (c. 1455–1501)...

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Baker, Sir John (c. 1489–1558), administrator and speaker of the House of Commons, was born c.1489, being about sixty-two in 1551, the eldest of four sons of Richard Baker (d. 1504), landowner, of Cranbrook, Kent, and his wife, Joan (d...

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Beaumont, John (d. in or after 1556), lawyer and administrator, was the elder son of Thomas Beaumont of Thringstone, Leicestershire (who was cousin to John Beaumont, first Viscount Beaumont), and his wife, Mary, daughter of Robert Moton of Peckleton, Leicestershire. A member of the ...

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Bedyll, Thomas (c. 1486–1537), administrator and canon lawyer, was born at Winchester, where his father was a college tenant. In 1498 he was admitted a scholar at Winchester College and two years later proceeded to New College, Oxford. Elected a fellow of New College...

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Broke, Sir Robert (d. 1558), judge, legal writer, and speaker of the House of Commons, was probably born in the first decade of the sixteenth century. He was the eldest son of Thomas Broke of Claverley, Shropshire, and Margaret, daughter of Humphrey Grosvenor...

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Coytmor, Robert (fl. 1640–1660), lawyer and administrator, was a younger son of Robert Coytmor (d. in or before 1649) of Coetmor, a house of local importance in the Ogwen valley, Snowdonia, and his wife, Lumley (d. in or before 1652). The ...

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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, ...

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Hacker, Francis (d. 1660), parliamentarian army officer and regicide, was the eldest son of Francis Hacker (d. 1646) of East Bridgeford and Colston Bassett, Nottinghamshire, and Margaret Whalley (d. 1634), daughter of William Whalley of Cotgrave. The dates of his birth and baptism are not known, but on 5 July 1632 he married ...

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Hammond, Thomas (c. 1600–1658), parliamentarian army officer and regicide, was the third son among the five children of Dr John Hammond (c. 1555–1617), physician to the royal household under James I, and his wife, Mary (or Marie) Harrison. Thomas's eldest brother, Robert, was the father of ...

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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...

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Moore, John (c. 1599–1650), parliamentarian army officer and regicide, was the eldest son of Edward Moore (c.1577–1632), merchant of Bank Hall, Walton, Lancashire, and his wife, Katherine (d. 1641), daughter of John and Margaret Hockenhull of Prenton on the Wirral, Cheshire...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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Pollard, Sir Richard (d. 1542), law reporter and exchequer official, was the second son of Sir Lewis Pollard (d. 1526), the judge, and Agnes, daughter of Thomas Hext of Kingston, near Totnes, Devon. Admitted to the Middle Temple in 1519, by 1529 he was acting as counsel in the ...

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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 (...

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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 ...

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Henry Rolle (1589/9090–1656) by unknown artist The Masters of the Bench of the Inner Temple. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London