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Lieutenant Colonel Robert Duckenfield (1619–1689) was a Parliamentarian commander during the English Civil War. Robert Duckenfield came from Dukinfield in Cheshire and was born to Robert and Frances Duckenfield in 1619. The Duckenfields were a noted local family and their history in Cheshire can be traced back to 13th century. On 28 August 1619 he was baptised in Stockport. Robert Duckenfield married Martha, the daughter of Sir Miles Fleetwood of Hesketh in Lancashire. Their son, also called Robert, born c. 1642, was raised to a Baronetcy. Prior to the start of the Civil War, Duckenfield had become High Sheriff of Cheshire in 1625. During the Civil War, he defended Stockport Bridge against Prince Rupert and conducted the siege of Wythenshawe. In 1650, he was made the Governor of Chester. Most notably, he commanded the Parliamentary forces which captured the Isle of Man.
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