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T. F. Henderson

revised by Michael Erben

Banks, Thomas Christopher (1765–1854), genealogist, was the eldest child of Thomas Banks, a gentleman pensioner. He claimed a relationship to the Banks family of Whitley; on his mother's side, he claimed descent from the Nortons of Barbados. He studied law, and on the strength of his genealogical knowledge offered his services as an agent in cases of disputed inheritance. From 1813 to 1820 he practised at ...

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Barron, (Arthur) Oswald (1868–1939), genealogist and heraldist, was born in West Ham, Essex, on 3 January 1868, the second of three sons (there were two daughters) of Henry Stracey Barron (1838–1918), consulting mechanical engineer and one-time chief engineer of the Imperial Ottoman Arsenal...

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Beltz, George Frederick (1774–1841), genealogist, was born on 9 August 1774, the eldest son and second of seven children of George Nicholas Beltz of St George's, Bloomsbury, coal merchant, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1796), only child of Samuel Gutteridge of Purley, Berkshire...

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Burke, John (1786–1848), author and genealogist, was born on 12 November 1786 at Parsonstown, King's county, Ireland, the eldest of three children of Peter Burke (1756–1836) of Elm Hall, co. Tipperary, JP for that county and for the King's county, and his first wife, ...

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Sir (John) Bernard Burke (1814–1892) by Charles Clarkington © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Burke, Sir (John) Bernard (1814–1892), genealogist and herald, was born on 5 January 1814 in London, the second of six children to survive infancy of John Burke (1786–1848) of London, author of the Peerage and Baronetage, and his wife and cousin, Mary (1781–1846)...

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George Edward Cokayne (1825–1911) by Kay Robertson, 1900 The College of Arms

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Cokayne [formerly Adams], George Edward (1825–1911), genealogist, born at 64 Russell Square, London, on 29 April 1825, was the fourth son and youngest child (in a family of eight) of William Adams (1772–1851), LLD, of Thorpe, Surrey, advocate in Doctors' Commons, and his wife, the ...

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Collins, Arthur (1681/2–1760), genealogist, was the son of William Collins, a gentleman usher to Charles II's consort, Queen Catherine of Braganza, and his wife, Elizabeth Blyth, daughter of Thomas Blyth. It seems likely that the family was Roman Catholic and that record of birth and marriage would have been found among the records of the ...

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T. F. Henderson

revised by Alexander Du Toit

Crawfurd, George (b. in or before 1695, d. 1748), genealogist and historian, was the third son of Thomas Crawfurd (b. in or before 1669, d. 1695), landowner of Cartsburn, Renfrewshire. In June 1716 he married Margaret (d. in or after 1748)...

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Douglas, Sir Robert, of Glenbervie, sixth baronet (1694–1770), genealogist, was the son of Sir Robert Douglas of Glenbervie (c.1662–1748), fourth baronet, and his second wife, Janet Paterson (1655–1750). His father, who inherited the baronetcy from a cousin in 1692, changed the name of his lands at ...

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Vicary Gibbs (1853–1932) by Lafayette, 1927 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gibbs, Vicary (1853–1932), genealogist and gardener, was born at Hampstead, Middlesex, on 12 May 1853, the second surviving son of the prominent banker Henry Hucks Gibbs (1819–1907) and his wife, Louisa Anne (d. 1897), third daughter of Dr William Adams. He was great-great-nephew of the judge ...

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Le Neve, Sir William (bap. 1592, d. 1661), herald and genealogist, was baptized William Neve at Aslacton, Norfolk, on 1 July 1592, the eldest son of William Neve (d. 1609), eldest son of Laurence Neve of Aslacton and of his wife, Anne...

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Gordon Goodwin

revised by Michael Erben

Long, Charles Edward (1796–1861), genealogist and antiquary, born on 28 July 1796 at Benham Park, Berkshire, was the elder and only surviving son of Charles Beckford Long (d. 1836) of Langley Hall in the same county and his wife, Frances Monro, daughter and heir of ...

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Longmate, Barak (1737/8–1793), genealogical editor and heraldic engraver, was the only son of Barak Longmate (d. 1763/4), of the parish of St James's, Piccadilly, who was descended from a Lincolnshire family, and his first wife, Elizabeth Weston. His mother seems to have died soon after his birth, and certainly before 29 October 1741, when his father married ...

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Lyte, Thomas (1568–1638), genealogist, was born on 17 April 1568, the son and heir of Henry Lyte (1529?–1607), botanist and antiquary of Lyte's Cary, Charlton Mackrell, Somerset, and his second wife, Frances (d. 1589), daughter of John Tiptoft of London. His commonplace book records that he was educated at ...

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Sir (Rupert) Iain Kay Moncreiffe of that ilk, eleventh baronet (1919–1985) by Dudley Reed, 1983 © Dudley Reed; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Moncreiffe, Sir (Rupert) Iain Kay, of that ilk, eleventh baronet (1919–1985), herald and genealogist, was born on 9 April 1919, in the parish of Hampton Court, Middlesex, the only child of Lieutenant-Commander (Thomas) Gerald Auckland Moncreiffe RN (1886–1922) and his first wife, Hinda...

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Paul, Sir James Balfour (1846–1931), herald and genealogist, was born in Edinburgh on 16 November 1846, the younger of two sons of the Revd John Paul (1796–1873), minister of St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh, and moderator of the general assembly of the Church of Scotland...