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Becher, Sir William (bap. 1580, d. 1651), diplomat and government official, was the grandson of a London alderman and the eldest son of William Becher, a London merchant tailor, and Judith Quarles, daughter of another merchant tailor. He was baptized at St Lawrence Jewry, London...

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Denniston, Sir Robert, of Montjoy (1546/7–1625), government official and diplomat, was the eldest son of James Denniston, provost of Linlithgow, and Margaret, daughter of Sir Thomas Bellenden of Auchnoull, justice-clerk. His mother later married Robert Hamilton of Ecclesmachan. Denniston matriculated from St Mary's College...

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See Molesworth, Robert, first Viscount Molesworth

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Southwell, Sir Robert (1635–1702), diplomat and government official, was born near Kinsale in co. Cork on 31 December 1635, the second but only surviving son and heir of Robert Southwell (bap. 1608, d. 1677) and Helena (1613–1679), daughter of Major Robert Gore, of ...

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Sir Robert Southwell (1635–1702) by Sir Godfrey Kneller, in or before 1695 © Royal Society

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Trumbull, William (1576x80?–1635), diplomat and government official, was the middle son of John Turnebull (d. 1603), a tenant farmer at Stirton in the parish of Skipton in Craven, Yorkshire, and his wife, Elizabeth Brogden. By 1594 he was apprenticed to William Dudson...