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a soldier of Scottish origin who spent 36 years in the service of the Stuart kings of Scotland and England, James VI and I and Charles I. In 1636, Meldrum was granted by letters-patent from the king licence to continue and renew the lighthouses erected by Charles I on the North and South Forelands. In 1642, he found himself opposed to the policies of Charles' government and supported the Parliamentarian cause in the Civil War. His most notable action was his defeat by Prince Rupert at the relief of Newark in early 1644.
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John Meldrumunknown1609
 
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Raimondo Montecuccoli1609, Feb 211628
 
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Frederick William1620, Feb 161640
 
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 Elector of Brandenburg and Duke of Prussia, thus ruler of Brandenburg-Prussia, from 1640 until hi...
Roger L'Estrange1616, Dec 171639
 
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 an English pamphleteer, author and staunch defender of Royalist claims. L'Estrange was involved i...
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