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Thompson Cooper

revised by Clare L. Taylor

Corney, Bolton (1784–1870), literary critic and antiquary, was born at St Lawrence, Thanet, on 28 April 1784 and baptized in the parish church of St Lawrence, the son of Henry Corney (d. 1801) and his wife, Mary Stock. It has been stated that he served for some time in the ...

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W. A. Greenhill

revised by John D. Haigh

Ingram, James (1774–1850), Old English scholar and antiquary, son of John Ingram (1713/14–1785) and Elizabeth (1734/5–1814), his wife, was born on 21 December 1774 at Codford St Mary, near Salisbury, where his family had owned property for several generations. He was sent to ...

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James Ingram (1774–1850) by Thomas Clement Thompson, in or after 1863 The President and Fellows of Trinity College, Oxford

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Edward Rowe Mores (1730–1778) by J. Mynde (after Richard van Bleeck) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mores, Edward Rowe (1730–1778), antiquary and historian of printing, was born on 13 January 1730 in Tunstall, Kent, the son of the Revd Edward Mores (d. 1740), rector of Tunstall, and Sarah Windsor, of London. He was a descendant of two lord mayors of ...

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James Orchard Halliwell- Phillipps (1820–1889) by Ernest Edwards, pubd 1863 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Phillipps, James Orchard Halliwell- (1820–1889), antiquary and literary scholar, was born on 21 June 1820 at 94 Sloane Street, Chelsea, the sixth of the seven children of Thomas Halliwell (1777–1849), a prosperous linen draper from Chorley, Lancashire, and his wife, Charlotte Ann (1789–1849)...

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William Somner (bap. 1598, d. 1669) by Michael Burghers, pubd 1693 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Somner, William (bap. 1598, d. 1669), antiquary and Anglo-Saxon scholar, was baptized on 5 November 1598 at St Margaret's, Canterbury, one of three sons of William Somner, registrar of the court of Canterbury, and his wife, Anne Winston. His widow and son believed his birth date to be 30 March 1606 (...

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Utterson, Edward Vernon (bap. 1777, d. 1856), antiquary and literary editor, was baptized on 14 July 1777, the eldest son of John Utterson of Fareham, Hampshire, and his wife, Elizabeth. He was educated at Eton College and entered Trinity Hall, Cambridge, as a pensioner on 17 February 1794, matriculating in Michaelmas term 1797 and gaining an LLB in 1801. He was admitted to ...