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W. P. Courtney

revised by Christine North

Arundell, Francis Vyvyan Jago (1780–1846), antiquary and traveller, was born at Launceston, Cornwall, in July 1780, the only son of Thomas Jago, a solicitor in that town, and his wife, Catherine, née Bolt, daughter of a surgeon at Launceston. He was educated at ...

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William John Bankes (1786–1855) by Sir George Hayter, 1836 Kingston Lacy, The Bankes Collection (The National Trust). Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Bankes, William John (1786–1855), traveller and antiquary, was born on 11 December 1786, second son of Henry Bankes (1757–1834) of Kingston Lacy, Dorset, politician and author, and his wife, Frances (1760/61–1823), daughter of William Woodley, governor of the Leeward Islands, and the elder brother of ...

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William Beard (1772–1868) by Samuel Griffiths Tovey, c. 1828–9 © Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

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Beard, William (1772–1868), tourist guide and collector of bones, was born on 24 April 1772 at Woolvershill, Banwell, Somerset, the eldest of the eight children of John Beard (1738–1801), a farmer, and his second wife, Ann Poole (1760–1833). He was educated by John Tuckey...

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Bent, (James) Theodore (1852–1897), traveller and antiquary, born at Baildon, Yorkshire, on 30 March 1852, was the only child of James Bent of Baildon and Margaret Eleanor, eldest daughter and coheir of James Lambert of Baildon. He was educated at Malvern Wells, then at ...

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Carter, Francis (1741?–1783), traveller and collector of coins, is reported in the Dictionary of British Portraiture (vol. 2) to have been born in 1741. He spent most of his life (except five years in France) in Andalusia and in the kingdom of ...

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Gordon Goodwin

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Cripps, John Marten (1780–1853), traveller and antiquary, was born in Sussex, the son of John Cripps. He was entered as a fellow-commoner at Jesus College, Cambridge, on 27 April 1798, and came under the care of Edward Daniel Clarke. Cripps was wealthy: by a will of 1 October 1797 he inherited the property of his maternal uncle, ...

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Charles Welch

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Godwin, George Nelson (1846–1907), antiquary and travel writer, the only surviving son of Edward Godwin, a draper of Winchester, and afterwards a farmer of Melksham, Wiltshire, and his wife, Mary Tugwell, was born at Winchester on 4 July 1846. He and his only sister, ...

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Humphrey Llwyd (1527–1568) by unknown artist, 1561 by courtesy of the National Library of Wales

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Llwyd, Humphrey (1527–1568), antiquary and map maker, was born in Denbigh, the only child of Robert Lloyd and Joan, daughter of Lewis Piggott. He could claim descent through his father from Harry Rossendale, a henchman and grantee of the earl of Lincoln in the late thirteenth century. ...

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Loveday, John (1711–1789), antiquary and traveller, was born on 5 February 1711 at Cateaton Street, London, the elder child of Thomas Loveday (1680–1720) of Caversham and Feens and his wife, Sarah Lethieullier (1682–1761), daughter of William Lethieullier of Clapham, a Turkey merchant, and his wife, ...

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Rawdon, Marmaduke (bap. 1610, d. 1669), traveller and antiquary, was baptized at St Crux Church, York, on 17 March 1610, the youngest son of Laurence Rawdon (1568?–1626), a merchant and alderman of the city who was descended from a younger branch of the family of ...

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Salt, Henry (1780–1827), traveller and collector of antiquities, was born at Lichfield, Staffordshire, on 14 June 1780, the youngest of the eight children of a Lichfield surgeon, Thomas Salt, and his wife, Alice, née Butt. He was educated at schools in Lichfield and ...

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Henry Salt (1780–1827) by unknown engraver (after John James Halls) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Wilson, Robert (1787–1871), traveller and antiquary, was born on 25 April 1787 at Banff, north-east Scotland, elder son of Andrew Wilson (1751–1827), proprietor and builder in Banff, and his wife, Margaret Reid (1760–1803), a member of a prominent Banff family.

After a classical education at ...