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Aske, Robert (c. 1500–1537), lawyer and rebel, was the third son of Sir Robert Aske (d. 1529), landowner, of Aughton, near Selby, Yorkshire, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of John Clifford, ninth Baron Clifford, and his wife, Margaret. His elder brother John Aske (...

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Bowes, Sir Robert (1493?–1555), soldier, lawyer, and rebel, was the second surviving son of Sir Ralph Bowes of Streatlam, co. Durham (d. 1512), and Marjorie (d. 1524), daughter and coheir of Sir Richard Conyers of South Cowton, North Riding of Yorkshire...

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Duane, James (1733–1797), lawyer and revolutionary politician in America, was born in New York city on 6 February 1733, the son of Anthony Duane (1682–1741), merchant of New York city, and Althea, née Kettletas. He was of Irish descent through his father and Dutch through his mother. He was associated in his law practice and political life with ...

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Dyer, Eliphalet (1721–1807), lawyer and revolutionary politician in America, was born on 14 September 1721 at Windham, Connecticut, the second child, and only son, of Colonel Thomas Dyer (b. 1694), local political leader and shoemaker, and his wife, Lydia Backus. Born into the local oligarchy, ...

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Fischer, Abram [Bram] (1908–1975), communist revolutionary and barrister in South Africa, was born at Bloemfontein on 23 April 1908, the oldest of four sons and one daughter of Percy Ulrich Fischer (1878–1957), a Cambridge-educated barrister who was from 1939 to 1948 judge president of the ...

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Hawley, Joseph (1723–1788), lawyer and revolutionary leader, was born on 8 October 1723 in Northampton, Massachusetts, the first of two sons of Lieutenant Joseph Hawley (1682–1735), a trader and cattle drover, and Rebecca Stoddard (1686–1766). After attending local schools and being tutored by his first cousin ...

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Huntington, Samuel (1731–1796), lawyer and revolutionary politician in America, was born on 5 July 1731 in the ‘Scotland society’ of Windham, Connecticut, the second son and fourth child of nine born to Nathaniel Huntington (1691–1767), farmer and tailor, and Mehetable Thurston (1700–1781)...

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Lowndes, Rawlins (c. 1721–1800), lawyer and revolutionary politician in America, was born on the island of St Kitts in the British West Indies, the youngest of three sons of Charles Lowndes (d. 1736) and his wife, Ruth, née Rawlins (d. 1763)...

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Paca, William (1740–1799), lawyer and revolutionary politician in America, was born on 31 October 1740 at his father's plantation on the Bush River near Abingdon in Baltimore (later Harford) county, Maryland, the third child and second son of John Paca (c.1712–1785)...

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Paine, Robert Treat (1731–1814), lawyer and revolutionary politician in America, was born on 11 March 1731 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Thomas Paine (d. 1757), merchant and clergyman, and his wife, Eunice Treat, a member of the established and prominent New England...

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Ross, George (1730–1779), lawyer and revolutionary politician, in America, was born on 10 May 1730 at New Castle, Delaware, the son of the Revd George Ross (1679–1755), Anglican rector of Immanuel Church, and his second wife, Catherine Van Gezel (b. 1681). The ...

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Stockton, Richard (1730–1781), lawyer and revolutionary politician in America, son of John Stockton, a prominent lawyer and landowner in Somerset county, and his wife, Abigail Phillips, was born on 1 October 1730 at Morven, the family residence in Princeton, New Jersey. Through his father's influence he entered the ...

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Wythe, George (1725/6–1806), lawyer and revolutionary politician in America, was born on Chesterville plantation in Elizabeth City county, Virginia, the second son of the planter Thomas Wythe (c.1691–1729) and Margaret Walker (d. c.1746), granddaughter of the Quaker George Keith...