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Churchill, Sir John (d. 1685), lawyer, was the eldest son of Jasper Churchill (d. 1649), citizen and cutler of London, and his wife, Alice, and grandson of another Jasper Churchill, husbandman of Bradford Peverell, Dorset. He was admitted to Lincoln's Inn in 1639 and during the civil war he took over the lucrative office of deputy registrar of ...

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Lawrence, William (c. 1613–1682), lawyer, was the elder son in a family of eight—two sons and six daughters—born to William Lawrence (1579–1640) of Wraxall, Dorset, and Elizabeth (d. 1672), daughter of William Gibbs, bencher of the Middle Temple, of South Perrott, Dorset...

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Sheppard, William (bap. 1595, d. 1674), barrister and legal writer, was baptized on 14 December 1595 at St Andrew's Church, Whitminster, near Frampton-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, the eldest of five children born to Philip Sheppard (d. 1623) and Elizabeth Tyrell. Two more sons and two daughters were born between 1597 and 1605 (...

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St Nicholas, Thomas (bap. 1602, d. 1668), lawyer and poet, was baptized on 3 October 1602 at Ash, near Sandwich, Kent, the eldest son and fourth child of Thomas St Nicholas (1567–1626) and Dorothy (1578–1605), daughter of William Tilghman of Snodland, near Rochester...

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Wade, Nathaniel (d. 1718), lawyer and conspirator, was the third son of John Wade (d. in or before 1668?) of The Wicke, Arlingham, Gloucestershire, a Cromwellian army officer usually identified as the sometime governor of the Isle of Man during the protectorate. His mother, ...