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Martin Folkes (1690–1754) by William Hogarth, 1741 © Royal Society

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Folkes, Martin (1690–1754), antiquary and natural philosopher, was born on 29 October 1690 in Queen Street in the parish of St Giles-in-the-Fields, Westminster, the eldest of three sons and two daughters of Martin Folkes (1640–1705), one of the benchers of Gray's Inn, and his wife, ...

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Grierson, Philip (1910–2006), historian and numismatist, was born on 15 November 1910 at Portobello House, Dublin, one of four children of Philip Henry Grierson, landowner and surveyor, of Kilcarberry House, Clondalkin, and his wife, Roberta Ellen Jane, née Pope. He was educated at ...

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Johnson, Richard (1753–1807), East India Company servant and collector of oriental art and manuscripts, was born on 16 November 1753, the third son of Alexander Johnson MD (bap. 1716, d. 1799), lawyer, and of his wife, Mary Pellins (b. 1720, d. in or after 1800)...