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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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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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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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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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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 ...

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Turnor, Edmund (bap. 1754, d. 1829), landowner and antiquary, was baptized on 14 December 1754 at the church of St Mary Magdalene, Lincoln, the eldest son of Edmund Turnor (1719/20–1805), landowner, and Mary Disney (1731/2–1818) of Stoke Rochford, Lincolnshire. His mother was the only daughter of ...

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Wynn, Sir John, first baronet (1553–1627), landowner and antiquary, was born at Gwydir, Llanrwst, the eldest son of a landowner, Morris Wynn (b. in or before 1520, d. 1580) [see under Wynn], and Jane, daughter of Sir Richard Bulkeley of Beaumaris...