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  • William Burgamy (1739 - 1819)
    Family From The Burgamy family is [NOT] of French descent. There were 2 brothers, John and William, who came [from Lunenburg County, VA] to America from France [NO] before the American Revolution a...
  • John Burgamy (c.1755 - 1780)
    This William had two children we know of, Revolutionary war veterans that participated in the Siege of Augusta: b. John Burgamy dob about 1740, hung at The White House by the British, Augusta Georgia...
  • William Augustus Slacum (1799 - 1839)
    Son of George & Jane Howard Slacum. Circumnavigated the globe aboard the USS Potomac. US Special Diplomatic Agent to Mexico, 1835-1836, during which time he praised the region of California, creating i...
  • Oliver Strachey CBE (1874 - 1960)
    Photo: 2nd from right Oliver Strachey CBE (3 November 1874 – 14 May 1960), a British civil servant in the Foreign Office, was a cryptographer from World War I to World War II. Life and work Str...
  • Max von Hellens (1898 - 1967)
    Maximilian von Hellens oli suomalainen vapaaherra, majuri ja merkittävin Suomessa sotavuosina 1939–1945 paljastunut vakoilija. Von Hellens pidätettiin 26. syyskuuta 1942. Oikeudenkäynnissä syyttäjän ...

For fictional spies, see Spy fiction‎.

Spies or secrect agents are individuals who obtain information that is considered secret or confidential without the permission of the holder of the information. The act of spying, or espionage, is inherently clandestine, as it is taken for granted that it is unwelcome and, in many cases, illegal and punishable by law. It is a subset of intelligence gathering - which otherwise may be conducted from public sources and using perfectly legal and ethical means.

Notable spies

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