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Thompson Cooper

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Hodgson, John (1617/18–1684?), army officer and autobiographer, was a native of Yorkshire. He took up arms for parliament in late 1642 and began his military service as ensign in the regiment of Colonel Forbes. He fought under Sir Thomas Fairfax and was badly wounded in the defeat at ...


West, Joseph (d. 1691), army officer and colonial governor, was probably born in England, with a possible connection to the West family in Sussex. Little else is known about his early life, except that he was a London merchant before his departure for ...