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Jennett Humphreys

revised by Margaret D. Sankey

Bradshaw, James (1717–1746), Jacobite army officer, was born in Manchester, the only son of a wealthy Roman Catholic family in trade. He attended the Manchester Free School, where he studied classics, before being apprenticed in 1734 to Charles Worral, a Manchester factor who traded at the ...

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Coppock, Thomas (bap. 1719, d. 1746), Jacobite chaplain, was born in Old Millgate, Manchester, and baptized on 13 December 1719. He was the third of four children of John Coppock, a tailor, and his wife, Esther, née Ogden, both from Manchester. In the 1730s he attended the local grammar school and in 1739 went on to ...

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Gordon Goodwin

revised by Davie Horsburgh

Dawson, James (1716/17–1746), Jacobite army officer, was born at Salford, the eldest of the four children of William Dawson, apothecary of Manchester, and his first wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Allen of Redivales in Bury, Lancashire, and a first cousin of the poet and stenographer ...

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Forster, Thomas (bap. 1683, d. 1738), politician and Jacobite army officer, was the eldest son of Thomas Forster (1659–1725) of Adderstone, Bamburgh, Northumberland, and his wife, Frances, the daughter of Sir William Forster of Bamburgh, and was baptized at Bamburgh on 29 March 1683. He graduated from ...

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Maccarthy, Donough, styled fourth earl of Clancarty (1668–1734), Jacobite army officer, was born in Blarney, co. Cork, the only son of Callaghan Maccarthy, third earl of Clancarty (d. 1676), and Elizabeth, daughter of George Fitzgerald, sixteenth earl of Kildare. Maccarthy was the grandson of ...

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Nairne [formerly Murray], William, styled second Lord Nairne and Jacobite first earl of Nairne (1664–1726), Jacobite army officer, fourth son among the twelve children of John Murray, first marquess of Atholl (1631–1703), and his wife, Lady Amelia Sophia (1633–1703), daughter of James Stanley, ...

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North, William, sixth Baron North, second Baron Grey of Rolleston, and Jacobite Earl North (1678–1734), army officer and Jacobite conspirator, was born at Caldecote, Cambridgeshire, on 22 December 1678. He was the eldest son of Charles, fifth Baron North (d. 1690), and ...

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Parker, John [known as Colonel Parker] (b. c. 1651, d. in or after 1719), army officer and Jacobite conspirator, was born in London, the youngest son of perhaps ten children of William Parker (1610–1678), physician, and Judith (b. 1619, d. after 1678)...

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Patten, Robert (fl. 1715–1718), Jacobite chaplain and writer, is of unknown parentage and upbringing. He had served as a curate at Penrith in Cumberland, and was occupying a similar position at Allendale in Northumberland when the 1715 Jacobite rising began. He led a party of keelmen from there to join the rebels, and on meeting a number of Scots on their way home to join the Jacobite forces persuaded them to join him. At ...

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Wedderburn, Sir John, fifth baronet (1704–1746), Jacobite army officer, son of Sir Alexander Wedderburn, fourth baronet (1675–1741), and Katherine, daughter of John Scott, was born on 4 August 1704. After his father was deprived of the clerkship of Dundee in 1717, the family fell on hard times and began selling off parts of the estate, although ...