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Byres, James, of Tonley (1734–1817), antiquary and architect, was born on 7 May 1734 at Tonley, his family's estate in the parish of Tough, Aberdeenshire; he was the first of the seven children of Patrick Byres (b. 1713), laird of Tonley, and of his wife, ...

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James Byres of Tonley (1734–1817) by John Bogle, pubd 1782 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Essex, James (bap. 1722, d. 1784), architect and antiquary, was born in Cambridge and baptized there at St Botolph's Church on 25 August 1722, the only child of James Essex (d. 1750), joiner, and his wife, Bridget née Prigg (c.1700–1784)...

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Godfrey, Walter Hindes (1881–1961), architect and antiquary, was born at home at 102 Greenwood Road, Hackney, London, on 2 August 1881, the eldest son of Walter Scott Godfrey, who at that time was conducting a small wine business, and his wife, Gertrude Annie Rendall...

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Bertha Porter

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Goldicutt, John (1793–1842), architect and antiquary, was the son of Hugh Goldicutt (d. 1823), bank cashier, and his wife, Celia, née Scholar (1756–1813). In 1803 he entered the bank of Messrs Herries, Farquhar & Co., where his father was chief cashier and confidential clerk, but he left on 30 June of the following year and was placed with ...

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Henry Hare, second Baron Coleraine (bap. 1636, d. 1708) by unknown engraver, 1703 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hare, Henry, second Baron Coleraine (bap. 1636, d. 1708), antiquary and architect, was baptized on 21 April 1636 at Totteridge, Hertfordshire, the eldest son of Hugh Hare, first Baron Coleraine (1605/6–1667), and his wife, Lady Lucy (d. 1682), daughter of Henry Montagu, ...

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Papworth, Wyatt Angelicus van Sandau (1822–1894), architect and antiquary, was born in Highgate, Middlesex, on 23 January 1822, one of three children and the younger son of the architect John Buonarroti Papworth (1775–1847) and his second wife, Mary Anne Say, eldest daughter of ...

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Wyatt Angelicus van Sandau Papworth (1822–1894) by unknown photographer, 1890 RIBA Library Photographs Collection

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Picton, Sir James Allanson (1805–1889), antiquary and architect, the son of William Pickton, a joiner and timber merchant, was born in Highfield Street, Liverpool, on 2 December 1805. After an elementary education at Richard Prior's school, Church Lane, St Peter's, Liverpool, he entered his father's business at the age of thirteen. A few years later he joined the office of ...

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Sir James Allanson Picton (1805–1889) by William Barnes Boadle, 1887 Board of Trustees of the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool)

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Pridden, John (1758–1825), antiquary and architect, was born on 3 January 1758 in London, the eldest son of John Pridden (1728–1807), bookseller, and his wife, Anne (d. 1801), daughter of Humphrey Gregory of Twemloves, near Whitchurch, Shropshire. His father was born on 20 July 1728 at ...

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William Wilkins (1778–1839) by Edward Hodges Baily, 1830 © Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

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Wilkins, William (1778–1839), architect and antiquary, was born on 31 August 1778 in the parish of St Giles, Norwich, the son of William Wilkins (1747/8-1815), a successful building contractor in East Anglia who in 1780 moved the family to Cambridge and became agent to ...

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Paul Waterhouse

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Willson, Edward James (1787–1854), antiquary and architect, was born at Lincoln on 21 June 1787, the eldest son of William Willson of Lincoln, a local builder and cabinet-maker, and his wife, Clarissa, daughter of William Tenney. Robert William Willson was his younger brother. He was brought up a Roman Catholic, and, after education at ...