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Allen, Francis (c. 1583–1658), politician and regicide, was probably born in London, though nothing is as yet known of his early life or parentage. He first appears in the mid-1630s as a liveryman of the Goldsmiths' Company living on Fleet Street. He was one of those goldsmiths living in '...

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Alured, John (bap. 1607, d. 1651), army officer and regicide, was baptized in the parish of All Saints, Sculcoates, Hull, Yorkshire, on 4 April 1607, the eldest son of Henry Alured (c.1581–1628), gentleman landowner, and his wife, Frances (d. 1626)...

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Arundell, Sir Thomas (c. 1502–1552), administrator and convicted conspirator, was the younger son of Sir John Arundell of Lanherne, Cornwall (c.1474–1545), and his first wife, Eleanor (d. by December 1503), daughter of Thomas Grey, first marquess of Dorset (c. 1455–1501)...

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Fortescue, Sir Adrian (c. 1481–1539), landowner and alleged traitor, was the second son of Sir John Fortescue (d. 1500) of Punsborne, near Hatfield, Hertfordshire, and Alice, daughter of Sir Geoffrey Boleyn (and great-aunt of Anne Boleyn). Sir John had arranged for ...

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Hacker, Francis (d. 1660), parliamentarian army officer and regicide, was the eldest son of Francis Hacker (d. 1646) of East Bridgeford and Colston Bassett, Nottinghamshire, and Margaret Whalley (d. 1634), daughter of William Whalley of Cotgrave. The dates of his birth and baptism are not known, but on 5 July 1632 he married ...

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Hammond, Thomas (c. 1600–1658), parliamentarian army officer and regicide, was the third son among the five children of Dr John Hammond (c. 1555–1617), physician to the royal household under James I, and his wife, Mary (or Marie) Harrison. Thomas's eldest brother, Robert, was the father of ...

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Hungerford, Walter, Baron Hungerford of Heytesbury (1503–1540), alleged traitor, was the only child of Sir Edward Hungerford (d. 1522) of Farleigh Hungerford, Somerset, and his first wife, Jane, daughter of John, Lord Zouche, of Harringworth. He married first Susan, daughter of Sir John Danvers...

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Kingston, Sir Anthony (c. 1508–1556), landowner and conspirator, was the only son of Sir William Kingston (d. 1540) of Elmore and Painswick, Gloucestershire. Since he began to acquire stewardships and other minor offices in Gloucestershire in 1528, Anthony was probably born about 1508, or perhaps a little earlier. Nothing is known of his upbringing, but the conventional education of the son of a substantial gentleman and courtier can be assumed. His first significant preferment was as keeper of ...

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Lisle, Lady Alice [née Alice Beconsawe] (c. 1614–1685), supposed traitor, was born at Moyles Court, Ellingham, Hampshire, the second daughter of Sir White Beconshaw (or Beconsawe; d. 1638), a local landowner and ship money sheriff for Hampshire. Her mother's identity is unknown. ...

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Moore, John (c. 1599–1650), parliamentarian army officer and regicide, was the eldest son of Edward Moore (c.1577–1632), merchant of Bank Hall, Walton, Lancashire, and his wife, Katherine (d. 1641), daughter of John and Margaret Hockenhull of Prenton on the Wirral, Cheshire...

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Paget, Thomas, fourth Baron Paget (c. 1544–1590), Roman Catholic layman and exile, was the second son of William Paget, first Baron Paget, the noted Tudor statesman (1505/6–1563), and Anne, Lady Paget (d. 1587), the daughter of Henry Preston. He matriculated as a fellow-commoner of ...

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Palmer, Sir Thomas (b. after 1496, d. 1553), soldier and conspirator, was the youngest of three sons and a daughter of Edward Palmer of Angmering, Sussex (d. 1516), landowner, and his wife, Alice, daughter and coheir of John Clement of Ightham Mote...

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Peckham, Henry (b. in or before 1526, d. 1556), conspirator, was born by 1526, having been old enough to marry in 1547; he was the second of four sons and two daughters of Sir Edmund Peckham (d. 1564), administrator, of Denham, Buckinghamshire, and his wife, ...

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Penruddock, John (1619–1655), royalist conspirator, was the eldest son of Sir John Penruddock (d. 1648) of Compton Chamberlayne, Wiltshire. The Penruddocks had been established as a landed family in Wiltshire since the late sixteenth century and Sir John had served as sheriff of the county in 1635. ...

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Pole, Henry, Baron Montagu (1492–1539), nobleman and convicted traitor, was the eldest son of Sir Richard Pole (1458/9–1504) [see under Pole, Margaret] and his wife, Margaret Plantagenet (1473–1541) [see Pole, Margaret], daughter of George, duke of Clarence, and later ...

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Thomas, William (d. 1554), scholar, administrator, and alleged traitor, was of unknown parentage but almost certainly of Welsh descent. On 1 February 1552 a William Thomas received a grant of arms in which he was described as a gentleman from Llantomas, the seat of the ...

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Uvedale, Richard (b. before 1508, d. 1556), conspirator, was born by 1508, being of age when he succeeded to his property in 1528, the fourth of five sons of Sir William Uvedale (c.1484–1528), landowner, and his wife, Dorothy (d. 1530)...