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Arden, Edward (1533–1583), convicted conspirator, was the son of a Warwickshire gentleman, William Arden, second cousin to Mary Arden, the mother of Shakespeare. William having died in 1545, Edward succeeded his grandfather Thomas as master of Park Hall, Warwickshire, in 1563. He married ...

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Babington, Anthony (1561–1586), conspirator, was born in October 1561 at Dethick, Derbyshire, the third child and eldest son of Henry Babington of Dethick and his second wife, Mary, daughter of George, Lord Darcy, and granddaughter of Thomas, Lord Darcy, who was beheaded for his role in the Pilgrimage of Grace. The family had been established in ...

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Baillie [Bailly], Charles (c. 1541–1625), conspirator and informer, was probably born in the Low Countries of Scottish descent. He was a good linguist, and from about 1564 found employment in the household of Mary, queen of Scots. By 1571 he was in the service of ...

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Barclay, Sir George (c. 1636–1710), army officer and Jacobite conspirator, was probably born in Kincardineshire, the son of Andrew Barclay of 'Sheels', who was of an unrecorded cadet branch of the Barclay family of Johnston, Kincardineshire, and was perhaps Andrew, a younger son of ...

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Berkenhead, William (bap. 1648, d. 1701), Jacobite spy, was apparently born at Northwich in Cheshire and baptized there in Witton Chapel on 3 April 1648. His parents were Randolph Berkenhead, the earl of Derby's bailiff in Northwich, and his wife, Elizabeth Harcourt, one of the ...

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Bernardi, John (1657–1736), army officer and Jacobite conspirator, was born at Evesham, Worcestershire, the son of Francis Bernardi (b. c.1627), a Genoese nobleman and agent at the court of Charles II, naturalized in 1675, and grandson of the Genoese diplomat Count Philip de Bernardi...

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Blount, Sir Christopher (1555/6–1601), soldier and conspirator, was the second son of Thomas Blount (b. before 1523, d. 1568) of Kidderminster, Worcestershire. Blount's early life was profoundly shaped by two key influences: devout Catholicism (especially on the part of his mother, Margery, ...

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Brooke [Brook], Sir Basil (1576–1646), iron-founder and royalist conspirator, was probably born at Madeley in Shropshire, the eldest son of John Brooke and his wife, Anne, daughter of Francis Shirley of Staunton Harold, Leicestershire. He married Etheldreda Brudenell, daughter of Sir Edmund Brudenell...

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Carey, James (1837–1883), Fenian and informer, was the son of Francis Carey, a bricklayer, who migrated from Celbridge, co. Kildare, to Dublin. There his wife (whose name is not known) kept a lodging-house in James Street, where James was born to them. He had at least one brother. ...

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Catesby, Robert (b. in or after 1572, d. 1605), conspirator, was the third and only surviving son of Sir William Catesby (1547–1598) of Lapworth, Warwickshire [see Catesby family], and his wife, Anne, daughter of Sir Robert Throckmorton of Coughton in the same county. He was a direct descendant of that ...

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Charnock, Robert (1663–1696), Jacobite conspirator, was born on 2 February 1663 and baptized on 16 February at St Mary's Church, Warwick, the third son among seven children of Robert Chernocke (d. 1687) of Warwick and Wedgnock Park, Warwickshire, and his wife, Margaret Brooke (...

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Chester, Charles (c. 1554–1604), informer and wit, probably born in Bristol, was one of ten children of Dominic Chester (d. 1575), merchant and MP, and his wife, Mary (d. 1572), the daughter of Roger Barlow, merchant and explorer, and his wife, ...

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Clarendon, Sir Roger (c. 1350–1402), royal bastard and conspirator, was the natural son of Edward, the Black Prince (1330–1376), and his mistress (concubina), Edith Willesford. He was presumably born at the royal palace of Clarendon in Wiltshire, probably around the middle of the fourteenth century, before ...

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Clark, William (1568–1603), Roman Catholic priest and conspirator, was born about June 1568, the son of John and Helen Clark. He was born and raised at Walsall, Staffordshire, where his father was master of the grammar school. Clark attended the English College, then at ...

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Colville, John (1542?–1605), conspirator and Church of Scotland minister, was born in Scotland, the second son of Robert Colville of Cleish (d. 1560) and Francesca (d. 1591), daughter of Patrick Colquhoun of Drumskeath. He was educated at St Leonard's College, University of St Andrews...

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Copley, Anthony (b. 1567, d. in or after 1609), writer and conspirator, was the third son of Thomas Copley (1532–1584) and his wife, Catherine Luttrell (d. in or after 1590). John Copley (c. 1577–1662) was his younger brother. When his father went abroad, he remained in ...

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Danvers, Sir Charles (c. 1568–1601), soldier and conspirator, was the eldest son of Sir John Danvers (1540–1594) of Dauntsey, Wiltshire, and thus heir to extensive estates in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Yorkshire. Through his mother, Elizabeth (1545×50–1630), youngest daughter and coheir of John Neville, ...

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Danvers [formerly Wright, Howard, Villiers], Robert, styled second Viscount Purbeck (1624–1674), alleged conspirator, was born on 19 October 1624 at Somerset House, London, the illegitimate son of Frances (1600/01–1645), daughter of Sir Edward Coke and his second wife, Elizabeth, widow of Sir William Hatton...

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Davies [Davis], Sir John (1560x63–1625), administrator and conspirator, was the son of John Davies of London. He was born in London about 6 a.m. on 8 February 1560 according to Anthony Wood; the precision suggests that Wood may have seen a copy of ...