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Dicconson, William (1654/5–1742), Jacobite courtier and biographer  

Paul Hopkins

Dicconson, William (1654/5–1742), Jacobite courtier and biographer, eldest son of Hugh Dicconson (c.1621–1691) of Wrightington Hall near Wigan, and his wife, Agnes (d. 1719), third daughter of Roger Kirkby of Kirkby, came from a Lancashire Roman Catholic gentry family, which occasionally (as in the 1660s) conformed outwardly. He had three brothers (including the Catholic bishop ...

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Higgons, Thomas [Jacobite Sir Thomas Higgons] (1668/9–1733), Jacobite court official  

Edward Corp

Higgons, Thomas [Jacobite Sir Thomas Higgons] (1668/9–1733), Jacobite court official, was the second of the three sons of Sir Thomas Higgons (1623/4–1691), diplomat and MP, and his second wife, Bridget (d. 1692), daughter of Sir Bevil Granville. He was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford...

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Nairne, David [Jacobite Sir David Nairne, first baronet] (1655–1740), Jacobite courtier  

Edward Corp

Nairne, David [Jacobite Sir David Nairne, first baronet] (1655–1740), Jacobite courtier, was born in August 1655 at Sandford, Fife, and baptized on 7 September 1655 at St Phillins Church in St Andrews. He was the second of the four sons of Thomas Nairne (...