Baddeley, Mountford John Byrde (1843–1906), compiler of guidebooks, born at Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, on 6 March 1843, was the second son of three children of Whieldon Baddeley, solicitor, of Rochester, Staffordshire, and his wife, Frances Blurton Webb. His elder brother, Richard Whieldon Baddeley (1840–1876)...
G. S. Woods
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Baillie, Marianne (1795
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Blenerhasset, Thomas (c. 1550–1624), poet and writer on Ireland, was a younger son of William Blenerhasset of Horsford Park, near Norwich, who died in 1598. His eldest brother, Edward, who, like Thomas, had a successful career in Ireland, was knighted on 23 July 1603. ...
Bodley, John Edward Courtenay (1853–1925), writer on France, was born on 6 June 1853 at King Street, Hanley, Staffordshire, the son of Edward Fisher Bodley, commercial traveller, and later a wealthy pottery owner, and his second wife, Mary Ridgway. Bodley was educated at ...
Maker Robert Kastor
Lelia M. Roeckell
Bollaert, William (1807–1876), traveller and author, was born in Lymington, Hampshire, on 21 October 1807, the eldest among at least eight children of Andrew Jacob Bollaert and his wife, Jane, née Collings, of Lymington, where three of their children were baptized. His father, a Dutch emigrant who had served with the ...
G. C. Boase
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Bradshaw, George (1801–1853), compiler of railway guides, only son of Thomas Bradshaw and his wife, Mary Rogers, was born at Windsor Bridge, Pendleton, Salford, Lancashire, on 29 July 1801. His parents, although of limited means, gave him a good education, placing him under the care of a ...
Maker Richard Evans
Brereton, John (b. 1571/2
Anita McConnell and Vivienne Larminie
Brome, James (1651/2–1719), Church of England clergyman and travel writer, was born in Cambridge, the son of William Brome. He was educated at Newark School until 1663, then at King Edward VI Free Grammar School, Bury St Edmunds, being admitted sizar at Christ's College, Cambridge...