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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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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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Butler, James, second duke of Ormond (1665–1745), army officer, politician, and Jacobite conspirator, was born in Dublin Castle on 29 April 1665, the second and eldest surviving son of Thomas Butler, sixth earl of Ossory (1634–1680), soldier and politician, and his wife, Aemilia van Nassau (...

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James Butler, second duke of Ormond (1665–1745) by Sir Godfrey Kneller, c. 1695 by kind permission of the Examination Schools, Oxford

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Dillon, Arthur, Jacobite Earl Dillon (1670–1733), Jacobite army officer and politician, was born in co. Roscommon, the third, but second surviving, of six sons of Theobald, seventh Viscount Dillon of Costello-Gallen (d. 1691), of Loughglinn, co. Roscommon, and Mary (d. 1691)...

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Erskine, John, styled twenty-second or sixth earl of Mar and Jacobite duke of Mar (bap. 1675, d. 1732), Jacobite army officer, politician, and architect, was born on the lowland family estate at Alloa, Clackmannanshire, and baptized at Alloa parish church on 21 January 1675. He was the first of four surviving children of ...

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John Erskine, styled twenty-second or sixth earl of Mar and Jacobite duke of Mar (bap. 1675, d. 1732) by Sir Godfrey Kneller, c. 1715 [right, with his son, Thomas Erskine, Lord Erskine] in the collection of the Earl of Mar and Kellie at Alloa Tower; photograph courtesy the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Fenwick, Sir John, third baronet (c. 1644–1697), army officer and Jacobite conspirator, was born at Wallington, Northumberland, the only son (with two sisters) of Sir William Fenwick, second baronet (c.1617–1676), of Wallington, Northumberland, and his first wife, Jane (d. c...

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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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Simon Fraser, eleventh Lord Lovat (1667/88–1747) by William Hogarth, pubd 1746 ? National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fraser, Simon, eleventh Lord Lovat (1667/8–1747), Jacobite conspirator, army officer, and outlaw, was the second but first surviving son of Thomas Fraser (1631–1699), sometimes styled 'of Beaufort' (the third son of Hugh Fraser, seventh Lord Lovat), and Sybilla Macleod (d...

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Grant, Colquhoun (d. 1792), Jacobite soldier and lawyer, was the son of the farmer of Burnside on the estate of Castle Grant, Inverness-shire. In 1745 he joined the army of Charles Edward Stuart, elder son of the Stuart claimant to the throne, in the highlands and was active in obtaining recruits. According to one account of his exploits during the rising of 1745, he was one of those detached by ...

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Hay, John, of Cromlix, Jacobite duke of Inverness (1691–1740), Jacobite courtier and army officer, was the third son of Thomas Hay, seventh earl of Kinnoull (c.1660–1719), and Elizabeth (1669–1696), only daughter of William Drummond, first viscount of Strathallan. George Hay, eighth earl of Kinnoull...

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Holker, John (1719–1786), Jacobite soldier and industrialist, was born on 14 October 1719 at Stretford, near Manchester, the son of John Holker, probably a blacksmith, and Alice, daughter of John Morris. His father died early; his mother was still alive in 1760. He was a partner with ...

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Johnstone, James [known as Chevalier de Johnstone] (1719–c. 1800), Jacobite sympathizer and army officer in the French service, was the son of James Johnstone, an Edinburgh merchant; details of his upbringing are unknown. In 1738 he visited his uncles Hewitt and ...

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Lockhart, Philip (1689?–1715), army officer and Jacobite sympathizer, was the younger child of Sir George Lockhart of Carnwath (c. 1630–1689), lord president of the court of session, and his second wife, Philadelphia (b. 1655, d. in or after 1717), daughter of ...

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Lowick, Robert (1655–1696), army officer and Jacobite conspirator, was a Yorkshireman, born at Stokesley in the North Riding, into its small Catholic community, on 12 March 1655, son of Robert Lowick (b. 1624, d. after 1690) and, almost certainly, Mary Lowick (...

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Maccarthy, Robert, styled fifth earl of Clancarty (d. 1769), Jacobite sympathizer and Royal Naval officer, was the eldest son of the scandalous union between Donough Maccarthy, styled fourth earl of Clancarty (1668–1734), and Elizabeth (d. 1704), the second daughter of Robert Spencer, ...

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Mackenzie, John, Lord Macleod, and Count Cromarty in the Swedish nobility (1727–1789), Jacobite sympathizer and British army officer, was the eldest of the twelve children of George Mackenzie, third earl of Cromarty (c. 1703–1766), and Isabella Gordon (1704/5–1769), daughter of Sir William Gordon...

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Murray, William, styled second duke of Atholl and marquess of Tullibardine (1689–1746), Jacobite leader and army officer, was born on 14 April 1689 at Edinburgh, second and eldest surviving son of John Murray, first duke of Atholl (1660–1724), and his first wife, Lady Katharine Douglas, later Hamilton (...