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  • Terri Morgan
    This was pretty interesting to read. http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/lotw/2009-10-06 Vere [de Vere], Sir Francis (1560/61-1609), army officer and diplomat,
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      This was pretty interesting to read.
      http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/lotw/2009-10-06


      Vere [de Vere], Sir Francis (1560/61-1609), army officer and diplomat,
      was the second son of Geoffrey Vere (c.1525-1572?) and his wife, Elizabeth
      (d. 1615), daughter of Richard Harkyns (or Hardekyn) of Colchester, Essex.
      He was born in 1560 or early in 1561, at either Crepping Hall or Crustwick:
      both properties in Essex, owned by his father, who was the fourth son of
      John de Vere, fifteenth earl of Oxford [see under Vere, John de, sixteenth
      earl of Oxford]. Thus Francis was close kin of the holders of the premier
      earldom in England-something he never forgot and which he used to his
      advantage.

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