Colonel Roger Kirkby (c. 1649 – 8 February 1709) was an English soldier and politician, of Kirkby Ireleth in Lancashire, the eldest son of Richard Kirkby and his first wife Elizabeth Murray.
An ensign in the Coldstream Guards in 1670, he was a captain in Charles Wheeler's Regiment of Foot in 1678, and colonel in Sir James Leslie's Regiment of Foot in 1689. By this time, he had succeeded his father as Member of Parliament for Lancaster.
He was Governor of Chester from 1693 until 1702, and was chosen High Sheriff of Lancashire for 1709 but died in office. 
On 7 August 1692, he married Catherine Baker, and had a son:
Field Marshal Richard Molesworth, 3rd Viscount Molesworth, PC (Ire) FRS, styled The Honourable Richard Molesworth from 1716 to 1726, was an Anglo-Irish military officer, politician and nobleman. He served with his regiment at the Battle of Blenheim before being appointed aide-de-camp to the Duke of Marlborough during the War of the Spanish Succession. During the Battle of Ramillies Molesworth offered Marlborough his own horse after Marlborough fell from the saddle. Molesworth then recovered his commander's charger and slipped away: by these actions he saved Marlborough's life. Molesworth went on Lieutenant of the Ordnance in Ireland and was wounded at the Battle of Preston during the Jacobite rising of 1715 before becoming Master-General of the Ordnance in Ireland and then Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Irish Army.
General Robert Prescott was a British military officer and colonial administrator. During a military career which spanned over fifty years, he participated in the Seven Years' War, the French and Indian War, and the American Revolutionary War, including key engagements such as the Montreal Campaign. He later became the Governor of Martinique and then, in 1796, Governor General of the Canadas, and the British Army's Commander-in-Chief for North America. He was recalled to England in 1799 after conflict with the Catholic Church and disputes with Anglo-Canadian colonial elites over the distribution of land in the colonies. He continued to hold his position until 1807, with his lieutenant governors acting in his absence. He died in 1815 after unsuccessful attempts to clear his name.
Colonel Richard Wadeson VC was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Richard Lumley, 2nd Earl of Scarbrough, of Stansted Park, Sussex and Lumley Castle, County Durham, known as Viscount Lumley from 1710 to 1721, was a British Army officer and Whig politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1708 until 1715 when he was raised to the House of Lords as Baron Lumley. He subsequently inherited his father's title as Earl of Scarborough. He committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.
Brigadier John Mordaunt, Viscount Mordaunt was an English soldier and politician.
Richard Kirkby was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1661 to 1681.
The King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) was a line infantry regiment of the British Army. It served under various titles and fought in many wars and conflicts, including both the First and the Second World Wars, from 1680 to 1959. In 1959, the regiment was amalgamated with the Border Regiment to form the King's Own Royal Border Regiment.
James Stanley, 10th Earl of Derby, styled The Honourable until 1702, was a British peer, soldier and politician.
William Richard George Stanley, 9th Earl of Derby, styled Lord Strange from 1655 to 1672, was an English peer and politician.
Edward Richard Montagu, Viscount Hinchingbrooke was a British Army officer and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1713 to 1722.
Thomas Lumley-Saunderson, 3rd Earl of Scarbrough, KB was a British peer, British Army officer and diplomat.
Thomas Birch was an English landowner, soldier and radical Puritan who fought for Parliament in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, and sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1649 and 1658.
General Bernard Hale was a British Army officer.
George Reade, of Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire, was a British Army officer and Whig politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1722 to 1734.
Hugh Sempill, 12th Lord Sempill was a Scottish soldier.
Lieutenant-General Edward Pole was an officer of the British Army.
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