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Burgh, William (1741/2–1808), politician and theological writer  

W. P. Courtney

revised by M. J. Mercer

Burgh, William (1741/2–1808), politician and theological writer, was born in Ireland, the eldest son of Thomas Burgh, MP and landowner, of Bert, co. Kildare, and Anne, daughter of Dive Downes, bishop of Cork and Ross. His grandfather was Ulysses Burgh, bishop of Ardagh...

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Gordon, James Edward (1789–1864), politician and protestant propagandist  

John Wolffe

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Gordon, James Edward (1789–1864), politician and protestant propagandist, was born in Scotland (either in Abernethy, near Perth, or in Aberdeen) on 11 March 1789, one of the numerous children of James (Brae) Gordon of Little Folla, factor to the duke of Gordon...

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Knatchbull, Sir Norton, first baronet (1602–1685), politician and biblical scholar  

Nicholas Keene

Knatchbull, Sir Norton, first baronet (1602–1685), politician and biblical scholar, was born on 26 December 1602, the eldest surviving son of Thomas Knatchbull (1572–1623) of Maidstone and his wife, Eleanor (1574–1638), daughter of John Astley, master of the revels. He was educated at ...

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Montagu, Lord Robert (1825–1902), politician and religious controversialist  

G. Le G. Norgate

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

Montagu, Lord Robert (1825–1902), politician and religious controversialist, born at Melchbourne, Bedfordshire, on 24 January 1825, was the second son of George Montagu, sixth duke of Manchester (1799–1855), and his first wife, Millicent (1798–1848), daughter and heir of Brigadier-General Bernard Sparrow of Brampton Park, Huntingdonshire...

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More, Richard (c. 1575–1643), religious writer and politician  

Conal Condren

More, Richard (c. 1575–1643), religious writer and politician, was the son of Robert More (d. 1604) and his wife, Susan, a member of the Davenport family of Weston in Arden, Warwickshire. In 1583 his father acquired the manor of Linley in the parish of ...

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Rous, Francis (1580/81–1659), religious writer and politician  

Colin Burrow

Rous, Francis (1580/81–1659), religious writer and politician, was born at Dittisham, Devon, the fourth son of Sir Anthony Rous of Halton, Cornwall (knighted in 1603), and his first wife, Elizabeth (née Southgate). On 6 July 1593, aged twelve, he matriculated with two of his elder brothers as a commoner of ...

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Throckmorton, Job (1545–1601), politician and religious pamphleteer  

Patrick Collinson

Throckmorton, Job (1545–1601), politician and religious pamphleteer, was the eldest of the seven sons (and brother of seven daughters) of Clement Throckmorton (c.1515–1573) of Haseley, Warwickshire, third son of Sir George Throckmorton of Coughton, Warwickshire, and of his wife, Katherine Neville...