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Balfour, Robert, fifth Lord Balfour of Burleigh (d. 1757), murderer and Jacobite sympathizer, was the son of Robert Balfour, fourth Lord Balfour of Burleigh (d. 1713), and Lady Margaret Melville, daughter of the first earl of Melville. Robert's attraction to a young woman of lesser social rank prompted his parents to send him on the grand tour in the hopes of breaking their attachment. Before leaving, however, ...

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Bulkeley [née Stuart], Lady Sophia (fl. 1660–1718), Jacobite sympathizer, was the younger daughter of Walter Stuart or Stewart (d. in or before 1657), a physician and MP for Monmouth, and his wife, Sophia (d. 1702/3), a dresser to Queen Henrietta Maria...

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Byrom, Elizabeth [Beppy] (1722–1801), Jacobite sympathizer and diarist, was born on 1 January 1722 and baptized at the college church, Manchester, on 8 January. She was the eldest child of the three daughters and one son of John Byrom (1692–1763), poet and creator of a system of shorthand, and his wife and cousin, ...

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Cotton, Sir John Hynde, third baronet (bap. 1686, d. 1752), politician and Jacobite sympathizer, was baptized on 7 April 1686, the first and only surviving son of Sir John Cotton, second baronet (c.1647–1713), of Madingley Hall, Cambridgeshire, and his wife, Elizabeth Sheldon (...

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See Cotton, Sir Robert Bruce, first baronet

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Dawkins, James (1722–1757), antiquary and Jacobite sympathizer, was born in Jamaica, the eldest of four sons of Henry Dawkins (1698–1744) of Clarendon, Jamaica, a wealthy sugar planter, and his wife, Elizabeth (1697?–1757), third daughter of Edward Pennant of Clarendon, chief justice of the island, and his wife, ...

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Drummond [married name Keith], Mary, Countess Marischal (1675–1729), Jacobite sympathizer, was the daughter of James Drummond, fourth earl, and Jacobite first duke, of Perth (1648–1716), and his first wife, Lady Jane Douglas (d. 1678), the fourth daughter of William Douglas, first marquess of Douglas...

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Elliott, John (d. 1690/91), physician and Jacobite sympathizer, is of unknown origin. He first appears in the records when he was created MD by the king's command at St Catharine's College, Cambridge, in 1681; he was incorporated MD at Oxford on 11 July 1683. ...

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Erskine, David, Lord Dun (bap. 1673, d. 1758), judge and Jacobite sympathizer, was baptized in Dun in spring 1673, the third son and fourth child of David Erskine (d. 1710), laird of Dun, and Jean (d. 1702), daughter of Sir James Lumsden...

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See Fenwick, Sir John, third baronet

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Fitton, Alexander [styled Sir Alexander Fitton], Jacobite Baron Fitton (d. 1699), politician and Jacobite sympathizer, was probably born in Dublin, a younger son of William Fitton of Awrice, co. Limerick, and his wife, Eva, daughter of Sir Edward Trevor of Brynkinallt, Denbighshire; he was great-grandson of the Elizabethan adventurer ...

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Forbes, Robert (bap. 1708, d. 1775), Jacobite annalist and Scottish Episcopal bishop of Ross and Caithness, was baptized on 4 May 1708 at Rayne, Aberdeenshire, the second child and only son of Charles Forbes (d. 1715?), schoolmaster, and his wife, Marjory Wright...

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Gordon, Alexander, second duke of Gordon (c. 1678–1728), Jacobite sympathizer and landowner, was the only son of George Gordon, first duke of Gordon (b. in or before 1649, d. 1716), and Lady Elizabeth Howard (d. 1732), eldest surviving daughter of the sixth duke of Norfolk...

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Gordon [née Mordaunt], Henrietta, duchess of Gordon (1681/2–1760), Jacobite sympathizer, was the daughter of Charles Mordaunt, third earl of Peterborough and first earl of Monmouth (1658?–1735), and his first wife, Carey (d. 1709), daughter of Sir Alexander Fraser of Durris, Kincardineshire...

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Grant, Colquhoun (d. 1792), Jacobite soldier and lawyer, was the son of the farmer of Burnside on the estate of Castle Grant, Inverness-shire. In 1745 he joined the army of Charles Edward Stuart, elder son of the Stuart claimant to the throne, in the highlands and was active in obtaining recruits. According to one account of his exploits during the rising of 1745, he was one of those detached by ...

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Halket, George (bap. 1692, d. 1756), Jacobite songwriter and schoolmaster, son of James Halket, was baptized in Banff on 6 July 1692. He completed his studies at King's College, Aberdeen, 1709–13, but—as was then quite common—did not graduate. In 1714 he was appointed schoolmaster, precentor, and session clerk of ...

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See Harcourt, Simon, first Viscount Harcourt

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Herbert, William, second marquess of Powis and Jacobite second duke of Powis (1657x61–1745), Jacobite sympathizer, was the only son of William Herbert, styled first marquess of Powis and Jacobite first duke of Powis (c. 1626–1696), and Lady Elizabeth (d. 1691), younger daughter of ...

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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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Holker, John (1719–1786), Jacobite soldier and industrialist, was born on 14 October 1719 at Stretford, near Manchester, the son of John Holker, probably a blacksmith, and Alice, daughter of John Morris. His father died early; his mother was still alive in 1760. He was a partner with ...