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Anderdon, John Lavicount (1792–1874), writer on angling and devotional subjects, was born in Bristol on 5 April 1792, the third son of John Proctor Anderdon and his wife, Anne, née Oliver. After some time at the Ealing preparatory school of Dr Nicholas he attended ...

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Barker, Thomas (fl. 1651), writer on angling, was born in Bracemeol, Shrewsbury; his parents are unknown. He became a freeman and burgess, but made a living as an angling tutor and guide for members of the gentry and aristocracy, developing strong links with early tackle makers in ...

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Chetham, James (bap. 1640, d. 1692), writer on angling, was baptized at Manchester collegiate church on 29 December 1640, the eldest son of Edward Chetham (bap. 1612, d. 1684) of Smedley, near Manchester, and his wife, Alice. Chetham's father was the eldest son of ...

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Falkus, Hugh Edward Lance (1917–1996), angler and naturalist, was born on 15 May 1917 at Melton, Cornwall Road, Cheam, Surrey, during a zeppelin raid, the son of James Everest Falkus, bank clerk (shortly bank manager), and his wife, Alice Maud, née Musgrove. His father retired from the ...

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Fennell, John Greville (1807–1885), artist and writer on angling, was born at sea between Ireland and England. He began his artistic career by winning the silver medal offered by the duke of Sussex for a drawing of Hercules. He was a student at the school of engraving run by the ...

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Fitzgibbon, Edward (1803–1857), writer on angling, was born at Limerick in August 1803, the son of a land agent. From boyhood, when he fished in the trout streams near his home, he was devotedly attached to fishing. His education was interrupted when he was fourteen years old by his father's death, and he moved to ...

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Francis [formerly Morgan], Francis (1822–1886), writer on angling, born at Seaton, Devon, was the son of Captain Morgan RN; his mother, Sarah, was the only daughter of Henry Robinson Hartley, who founded the Hartley Institution at Southampton. He changed his name to ...

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Gardiner, Samuel (1564–1632?), Church of England clergyman and writer on angling, was born in Norwich, but nothing is known of his parents. After attending Eton College he matriculated at King's College, Cambridge, in 1581, and graduated BA in 1585–6. After ordination he became in 1588 vicar of ...

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Goddard, (Cecil) John (1923–2012), fishing tackle manufacturer, angler, and entomologist, was born on 27 August 1923 at 66 Wiltshire Road, Brixton, London, the elder son of Cecil Henry Albert Falecki Goddard (1892–1970), businessman, and his wife, Olive Augusta Mary, née Venning (1892–1969). At the time of his birth registration his parents lived at ...

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Halford [formerly Hyam], Frederic Michael (1844–1914), angler and writer on fly-fishing, was born at Spring Hill, Birmingham, on 13 April 1844, one of the five children of Samuel Hyam, clothier, and his wife, Phoebe, née Levy. The Hyams were a Jewish family, originally from ...