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J. K. Laughton

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Barker, John (c. 1600–1653), naval officer and shipmaster, was possibly related to the John Barker of Ratcliffe, Middlesex, shipmaster and captain of the Golden Cock who in 1629, aged forty-five, appeared before the admiralty court in connection with illegally seizing, and selling, a ship belonging to the ...


Blake, Robert (bap. 1598, d. 1657), naval and army officer, was baptized on 27 September 1598 at the church of St Mary the Virgin in Bridgwater, Somerset, the eldest of the eight surviving children of Humphrey Blake (d. 1625), a merchant of the town, and his wife, ...


Edward Popham (c. 1610–1651) by unknown artist [with his wife, Ann Carr, and their children, Letitia and Alexander] photograph by courtesy Sotheby's Picture Library, London


Popham, Edward (c. 1610–1651), naval and army officer, was the fifth son of Sir Francis Popham (1572/3–1644) of Littlecote in Wiltshire and Wellington in Somerset, and his wife, Anne Dudley (b. 1575). He was not sent to university but was admitted as a student to the ...


Stradling, Sir Henry (d. 1649?), naval officer, was the son of Sir John Stradling, first baronet (1563–1637), of St Donats, Glamorgan, MP and poet, and his wife, Elizabeth Gage, daughter of Edward Gage of Firle, Sussex. Sir Edward Stradling, second baronet, and George Stradling...