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Layer, Christopher (1683–1723), lawyer and Jacobite conspirator, was born on 12 November 1683 in Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London, the son of John Layer, a dealer in lace, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Valentine Browne, treasurer of Berwick. He was brought up by his uncle, also ...


Sir Richard Nagle (1635/66–1699) by unknown artist National Gallery of Ireland


Nagle, Sir Richard (1635/6–1699), lawyer and Jacobite politician, was born in co. Cork, the second of at least five sons of James Nagle (d. 1678) of Clenor, co. Cork, and his wife, Honora, daughter of Maurice Nugent of Aghanagh, co. Cork. The ...


Parkyns, Sir William (bap. 1649, d. 1696), lawyer and Jacobite conspirator, was baptized on 21 December 1649 at Bulkington, Warwickshire, the eldest son of William Parkyns (1615/16–1684), squire of Marston Jabbett, Warwickshire, and his wife, Elizabeth (fl. 1641–1685), daughter and coheir of ...