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Bysshe, Sir Edward (c. 1610–1679), herald and politician  

Peter Sherlock

Bysshe, Sir Edward (c. 1610–1679), herald and politician, was one of the seven children of Edward Bysshe MP (d. 1655), of Burstow, Surrey, and his wife, Mary, daughter of John Turner of Ham, Bletchingley, Surrey. The family had been at Burstow since the fifteenth century, and there his father, a successful lawyer in the ...

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Dethick, Sir Gilbert (1499/1500–1584), herald and diplomat  

Anthony R. J. S. Adolph

Dethick, Sir Gilbert (1499/1500–1584), herald and diplomat, was the grandson of Robert Derrick (d. 1525) of the king's armoury at Greenwich, a German armourer brought to England by Erasmus Kyrkener, and Agatha, daughter of Matthis Leyendecker, a barber of Aachen. His grandparents had three sons, ...

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Ferne, Sir John (c. 1560–1609), administrator and writer on heraldry  

Simon Healy

Ferne, Sir John (c. 1560–1609), administrator and writer on heraldry, was the son of William Ferne (d. 1592) of Temple Belwood in the Isle of Axholme, Lincolnshire, and Anne, daughter of John Sheffield of Beltoft, Lincolnshire. Admitted to the Inner Temple in 1576/7, when he was probably in his late teens, ...

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King, Gregory (1648–1712), herald and political economist  

Julian Hoppit

King, Gregory (1648–1712), herald and political economist, was born at Lichfield, Staffordshire, on 15 December 1648, the eldest son of Gregory King (fl. 1648–1668), who was originally from Leicester, and his first wife, Elizabeth Andrews (d. 1668) of Sandwich in Kent...