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Allen, John (1789–1829), bookseller and antiquary, was born 'about' 27 July 1789, and baptized on 4 August 1789 at Hereford, the eldest son of John Allen (c.1754–1828), a leading bookseller in the city, and his wife, Mary (c.1754–1827), daughter of ...

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Atkinson, John Christopher (1814–1900), author and antiquary, was born on 9 May 1814 at Goldhanger in Essex, the son of John Atkinson, curate there, and his wife, Martha, daughter of Richard Causten of Mundan Hall. He was educated at Kelvedon in Essex, and admitted as a sizar to ...

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Aubrey, John (1626–1697), antiquary and biographer, was born on 12 March 1626 at Easton Pierse near Kington St Michael in north Wiltshire, the eldest of the three surviving sons of Richard Aubrey (1603–1652), who owned estates at Burleton in Herefordshire and at Broad Chalke...

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John Aubrey (1626–1697) by William Faithorne the elder, 1666 Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Bagford, John (1650/51–1716), bookseller and antiquary, was born in Fetter Lane, London, the son of John Bagford. Very little is known about his early life and family background. He was trained and worked as a shoemaker and wrote a little tract about this trade (...

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John Bagford (1650/5151–1716) by George Vertue, 1728 (after Hugh Howard) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bentley, Samuel (1785–1868), printer and antiquary, was born on 10 May 1785, the eldest surviving son of Edward Bentley (b. 1753), publisher and principal of the accountant's office at the Bank of England, and his wife, Anne Nichols, only sister of the printer and historian ...

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Bradford, John [Siôn] (1706–1785), poet and antiquary, was the son of a Richard Bradford (fl. c.1700–1750) who lived at Y Pandy, Betws Tir Iarll, in upper Glamorgan. Little definite is known of his father, but he was probably a weaver, fuller, and dyer, as his son became. A tradition existed in the family that the ...

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Richard Carew (1555–1620) by unknown artist, 1586 by permission of the Trustees of the Carew Pole Family Trusts. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Carew, Richard (1555–1620), antiquary and poet, was born on 17 July 1555 at Antony House, Torpoint, Cornwall, the eldest son among the three children of Thomas Carew (c.1527–1564) and his wife, Elizabeth Edgcumbe. His father having died when he was eight, ...

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Carnegie, James, sixth earl of Southesk (1827–1905), poet and antiquary, was born at Edinburgh on 16 November 1827, the eldest son of the three sons and two daughters of Sir James Carnegie (1799–1849), of Pittarow, fifth baronet, and his wife, Charlotte (1800–1848), daughter of ...

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Gordon Goodwin

revised by Nilanjana Banerji

Chambers, John (1780–1839), biographer and antiquary, was born in London in March 1780. After receiving a good preliminary education he was placed in the office of an architect, but having inherited an ample fortune on the death of his father, he determined to devote himself to the cultivation of art and literature as an amateur. In 1806 he became a member of the ...

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W. P. Courtney

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

Chorley, Charles (1810?–1874), journalist and antiquary, born at Taunton, was the son of Lieutenant John Chorley (d. February 1839), paymaster of the 1st Somerset militia. He lived most of his life in Truro, where he was for thirty years sub-editor and reporter of the ...

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Cole, John (1792–1848), bookseller and antiquary, was born on 3 October 1792 in Weston Favell, Northamptonshire. He was of unknown parentage, and was apprenticed to William Birdsall, a bookseller in Northampton. In 1809 he began compiling material for a history of Northampton; the work was published by ...

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Collingwood, William Gershom (1854–1932), author, artist, and antiquary, was born on 6 August 1854 at 87 Chatham Street, Liverpool, the eldest son of the artist William Collingwood (1819–1903), of the Royal Watercolour Society, and his wife, Marie Imhoff (d. 1873) of Arbon, Switzerland...

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Thompson Cooper

revised by John D. Pickles

Cooper, Charles Henry (1808–1866), biographer and antiquary, was born at Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire, on 20 March 1808, the eldest of the ten children of Basil Henry Cooper (1783–1823), solicitor, and Harriet (1787–1860), daughter of Charles Shoppee of Uxbridge. He was educated at home until he reached his seventh year, when he was sent to a school kept by a ...

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Charles Henry Cooper (1808–1866) by E. Monson, 1859 Cambridgeshire Collection, Cambridge Central Library

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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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Davies, Walter [pseud. Gwallter Mechain] (1761–1849), antiquary and poet, was born on 14 July 1761 at Y Wern, near Tomen y Castell, Llanfechain, Montgomeryshire, one of the seven children of William Davies, a labourer, and his wife, Catherine Bennett (b. 1733)...