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Alban [St Albans], Roger (d. after 1461), genealogist, copyist, and Carmelite friar, was born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, and joined his order in London. He was ordained acolyte on 17 December 1401 and deacon on 19 December 1405. His name occurs as the copyist on three manuscripts, BL, Harley MS 3138 (dated 1424), Harley MS 211, and Stowe MS 8, and it has also been claimed that he copied BL, Stowe MS 38 and, in 1439, the anti-...

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Anderson, John (1798–1839), genealogist and writer to the signet, was born on 16 August 1798, the eldest of four children of Peter Anderson (1768–1823), a solicitor in Inverness, and his wife, Jessie Thomson (c.1766–1836). Anderson was educated for seven years at the private boarding-school in ...

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Bedford, William Kirkpatrick Riland (1826–1905), antiquary and genealogist, born at Sutton Coldfield rectory on 12 July 1826, was the eldest of five sons of William Riland Bedford (1794/5–1843), rector of Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, and his wife, Grace Campbell, daughter of Charles Sharpe of ...

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Beltz, George Frederick (1774–1841), genealogist, was born on 9 August 1774, the eldest son and second of seven children of George Nicholas Beltz of St George's, Bloomsbury, coal merchant, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1796), only child of Samuel Gutteridge of Purley, Berkshire...

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D. J. O'Donoghue

revised by Sinéad Agnew

Bewley, Sir Edmund Thomas (1837–1908), lawyer and genealogist, was born in Dublin on 11 January 1837, the son of Edward Bewley (1806–1876), licentiate of the Irish colleges both of surgeons and of physicians, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Thomas Mulock (1791–1857) of ...

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T. F. Henderson

revised by Peter Sherlock

Booth, John (bap. 1584, d. 1659), genealogist, was baptized on 10 July 1584 at Swettenham, Cheshire, the eldest child of John Booth of Twemlowe, and his wife, Isabella, daughter of Richard Lowndes of Smallwood. His ancestors had long been landowners in Cheshire, and he succeeded his father at ...

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Brydges, Sir (Samuel) Egerton, first baronet, styled thirteenth Baron Chandos (1762–1837), writer and genealogist, was born at Wootton Court, Wootton, between Canterbury and Dover, on 30 November 1762, the eighth child of Edward Bridges (or Brydges; 1712–1780) and his wife, Jemima (1728–1809), daughter of ...

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Burke, John (1786–1848), author and genealogist, was born on 12 November 1786 at Parsonstown, King's county, Ireland, the eldest of three children of Peter Burke (1756–1836) of Elm Hall, co. Tipperary, JP for that county and for the King's county, and his first wife, ...

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Sir (John) Bernard Burke (1814–1892) by Charles Clarkington © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Burke, Sir (John) Bernard (1814–1892), genealogist and herald, was born on 5 January 1814 in London, the second of six children to survive infancy of John Burke (1786–1848) of London, author of the Peerage and Baronetage, and his wife and cousin, Mary (1781–1846)...

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Carthew, George Alfred (1807–1882), antiquary and genealogist, was born at Harleston, Norfolk, on 20 June 1807 and baptized privately at Redenhall church the same day. He was the eldest of three sons of George Carthew (bap. 1777, d. 1861), solicitor, of Harleston...

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Clifford, Arthur (1777–1830), family historian, was born on 5 July 1777, the fourth son of the nine children of Thomas Clifford (1732–1787), fourth son of Hugh Clifford, third Lord Clifford of Chudleigh (1700–1732). His mother was Barbara Aston (1744–1786), youngest daughter and coheir of ...

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George Edward Cokayne (1825–1911) by Kay Robertson, 1900 The College of Arms

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Cokayne [formerly Adams], George Edward (1825–1911), genealogist, born at 64 Russell Square, London, on 29 April 1825, was the fourth son and youngest child (in a family of eight) of William Adams (1772–1851), LLD, of Thorpe, Surrey, advocate in Doctors' Commons, and his wife, the ...

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Collins, Arthur (1681/2–1760), genealogist, was the son of William Collins, a gentleman usher to Charles II's consort, Queen Catherine of Braganza, and his wife, Elizabeth Blyth, daughter of Thomas Blyth. It seems likely that the family was Roman Catholic and that record of birth and marriage would have been found among the records of the ...

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T. F. Henderson

revised by Alexander Du Toit

Crawfurd, George (b. in or before 1695, d. 1748), genealogist and historian, was the third son of Thomas Crawfurd (b. in or before 1669, d. 1695), landowner of Cartsburn, Renfrewshire. In June 1716 he married Margaret (d. in or after 1748)...

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Michael Maclagan

revised by P. W. Hammond

Doubleday, Herbert Arthur (1867–1941), publisher and genealogist, was born at Hamburg, Germany, on 23 November 1867, the second son of the five children of William Bennett Doubleday, a woollen factor of London, and his first wife, Agnes Hannah Newman Fenn, of Beccles. Doubleday...

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Douglas, Sir Robert, of Glenbervie, sixth baronet (1694–1770), genealogist, was the son of Sir Robert Douglas of Glenbervie (c.1662–1748), fourth baronet, and his second wife, Janet Paterson (1655–1750). His father, who inherited the baronetcy from a cousin in 1692, changed the name of his lands at ...