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Frere, John (1740–1807), landowner and antiquary, was born at Westhorpe, Suffolk, on 10 August 1740, the eldest son of Sheppard Frere (1712–1780), landowner, of Thwaite, Suffolk, and his wife, Susanna (1709/10–1779), daughter of John Hatley of London and Kirby Hall, Essex. He was educated at a private school kept by the ...

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Sir (Richard) Colt Hoare, second baronet (1758–1838) by Samuel Woodforde, 1795 [left, with his son] National Trust Photographic Library / John Hammond

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Hoare, Sir (Richard) Colt, second baronet (1758–1838), landowner and antiquary, was born on 9 December 1758 at Barn Elms, Barnes, Surrey, the eldest son of Sir Richard Hoare, first baronet (1735–1787), banker, and Anne Hoare (1737–1759), known as Nanny, daughter of Henry Hoare (1705–1785)...

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W. A. J. Archbold

revised by J. A. Marchand

Howard, Henry (1757–1842), landowner and antiquary, was born at Corby Castle, Cumberland, on 2 July 1757, the eldest son of Philip Howard (1730–1810) of Corby Castle, religious writer, and Anne, daughter of Henry Witham of Cliff, Yorkshire. His was a Roman Catholic family: his father wrote a ...

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Richard Ovenden and Stuart Handley

Howard, Lord William (1563–1640), antiquary and landowner, was born at Audley End, Essex, on 19 December 1563, the younger son of Thomas Howard, fourth duke of Norfolk (1538–1572), and his second wife, Margaret (1540–1564), only daughter and heir Thomas, Lord Audley of Walden...

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Kennon, Sidney (d. 1754), midwife and collector, whose family background and education are obscure, distinguished herself initially in her services to the royal family, especially to Queen Caroline and Augusta, princess of Wales. The infant George III was delivered by her. Kennon was highly respected for her professional acumen and, at the time of her death, could command ...

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Locke, Richard (1737–1806), agriculturist and antiquary, was born at Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, on 6 June 1737, the son of Richard and Hannah Locke and the great-nephew of the philosopher John Locke. He described himself as 'a self-taught individual of inferior ability but possessed of a laborious turn of mind' (...

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Lyons, John Charles (1792–1874), horticulturist and antiquary, was born on 22 August 1792, the only child of Charles John Lyons (1766–1796), captain of the 12th light dragoons, and his wife, Mary Anne (d. 1855), daughter of Sir Richard Levinge. His grandfather, who survived his father, was ...

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Merrick, Rice [Rhys Meurug] (c. 1520–1587), landowner and antiquary, was descended from one of the native Welsh families of Miskin, according to bardic tradition and the genealogical tracts. His contemporary the Glamorgan bard Dafydd Benwyn maintained that he was the son of Meurug ap Hywel ap Philip...

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G. A. J. Cole

revised by V. E. Chancellor

Solly, Edward (1819–1886), chemist, agronomist, and antiquary, was born, probably in London, on 11 October 1819, the son of Edward Solly (c.1790–c.1847), a wealthy Baltic timber merchant of Berlin and St Mary Axe, London. Sarah Solly, who made a significant bequest to the ...