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Blomefield, Francis (1705–1752), topographical historian and Church of England clergyman, was born on 23 July 1705 at Fersfield, Norfolk, the eldest son of Henry Blomefield (1680–1732) and his wife, Alice Batch (d. 1730), daughter of Henry Batch of Lynn. He came from a family of yeomen farmers and was the first member to receive a university education. He began attending classes run by the rector of ...

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Campbell, Eila Muriel Joice (1915–1994), university teacher and historian of cartography, was born on 31 December 1915 at Ropley, Hampshire, the eldest child of Walter Howard Claude Campbell (1894–1958), poultry farmer, and his wife, Lillian Muriel, née Locke (1884–1979). After military service Walter Campbell...

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Gelling [née Midgley], Margaret Joy (1924–2009), place-names scholar, was born on 29 November 1924 at 23 Hemmons Road, Gorton, Manchester, the only daughter and youngest of three children of William Albert Midgley, hardware buyer, and his wife, Lucy, née Wallace. The family moved to ...

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Harley, (John) Brian (1932–1991), geographer and map historian, was born on 24 July 1932 in Ashley, Bristol, and spent some of his infant years in Oxford. On 15 March 1935 he was adopted by John Jack Harley (b. 1883), farmer, and his wife, ...

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Hoskins, William George (1908–1992), historian of the English landscape, was born on 22 May 1908 in Exeter, the eldest of four sons of William George Hoskins (1873–1955), baker, and his wife, Alice Beatrice (1879–1966), daughter of John Dymond of Silverton, Devon. He was born at his grandparents' house, ...

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Wallis, Helen Margaret (1924–1995), map librarian and historian of cartography, was born on 17 August 1924 at Dunkery, Park Road, Barnet, Hertfordshire, the daughter of Leonard Francis Wallis (1880–1965), a headmaster, and his wife, Mary McCulloch Jones (1884–1957), a teacher. She had a twin brother. After attending ...

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Woodward, David Alfred (1942–2004), historian of cartography, was born on 29 August 1942 at 51 Lillington Road, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, the third child of Max Wakerley Woodward, Royal Navy chaplain, and his wife, Kathleen May, née Beaty. After returning from war service as a chaplain his father ministered in various ...