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Gonsales de Puebla, Rodrigo (d. 1509), lawyer and diplomat, was of obscure but presumably Castilian origins; he was accused of being Jewish by aristocratic Spanish detractors. Nor is much known about his close relatives: his daughter was arrested by the inquisition in Seville...

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Hearne, John Joseph (1893–1969), diplomat and lawyer, was born at 8 William Street, Waterford, Ireland, on 4 November 1893, the fourth son, and sixth of seven children, of Richard Hearne (1850–1929), leather merchant and boot manufacturer and lord mayor of Waterford (1901–2, 1902–3), and his wife, ...

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Ryssheton [Rishton], Nicholas (d. 1413), canon lawyer and diplomat, was probably a native of Lancashire, where he had a brother, Henry Rishton, one of whose sons, also Nicholas (d. 1463), emulated his uncle's career. The elder Nicholas held a prebend in Crediton collegiate church, Devon...

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Scott, Sir William, of Balwearie (d. 1532), lawyer and diplomat, was the eldest son of William Scott of Balwearie, judge. He had a brother, David. Scott was married twice: first, by October 1484, to Elizabeth Moncrieff, and second, by September 1495, to Janet Lundy...

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John Yonge (1466/77–1516) by unknown artist, 1910 (after Pietro Torrigiano, c. 1516) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Yonge, John (1466/7–1516), civil lawyer and diplomat, was born at Heyford, Oxfordshire, a manor which belonged to New College, Oxford. Yonge later lived in Rye, Sussex. Nothing is known of his parents. When aged eleven he entered Winchester College as a scholar on 29 September 1478. He became a scholar of ...