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Alban [St Albans], Roger (d. after 1461), genealogist, copyist, and Carmelite friar, was born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, and joined his order in London. He was ordained acolyte on 17 December 1401 and deacon on 19 December 1405. His name occurs as the copyist on three manuscripts, BL, Harley MS 3138 (dated 1424), Harley MS 211, and Stowe MS 8, and it has also been claimed that he copied BL, Stowe MS 38 and, in 1439, the anti-...

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Brydges, Sir (Samuel) Egerton, first baronet, styled thirteenth Baron Chandos (1762–1837), writer and genealogist, was born at Wootton Court, Wootton, between Canterbury and Dover, on 30 November 1762, the eighth child of Edward Bridges (or Brydges; 1712–1780) and his wife, Jemima (1728–1809), daughter of ...

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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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Doubleday, Herbert Arthur (1867–1941), publisher and genealogist, was born at Hamburg, Germany, on 23 November 1867, the second son of the five children of William Bennett Doubleday, a woollen factor of London, and his first wife, Agnes Hannah Newman Fenn, of Beccles. Doubleday...

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Gillow, Joseph (1850–1921), biographical lexicographer and genealogist, was born on 5 October 1850 at Frenchwood House, Preston, Lancashire, the son of Joseph Gillow (1801–1872), a magistrate, and his wife, Jane Haydock, née Smith (1805–1872), of Lea. The Gillows were a long-established Roman Catholic yeoman family who could trace an unbroken pedigree back to ...

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Gruffydd, Owen (c. 1643–1730), Welsh-language poet and genealogist, was born in the parish of Llanystumdwy, Caernarvonshire, where he remained throughout his life. He was a weaver by trade and is said to have been the unacknowledged son of a priest, Gruffydd Owen. Certainly his poetry is that of a convinced churchman. He wrote angrily against ...

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Jones, Thomas [known as Twm Siôn Cati] (1532–1608/9), Welsh-language poet and genealogist, was born either on Lammas day or St Lawrence's day (1 or 10 August) 1532, the illegitimate son of Siôn ap Dafydd ap Madog ap Hywel Moethe of Porth-y-ffynnon, Tregaron...

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Mac Bruaidín [Mac Bruaideadha], Tadhg mac Dáire (b. c. 1570, d. in or after 1625), Gaelic poet and genealogist, was from Knockanalban (Knockanalbanie or Cnoc an Albanaigh), barony of Ibrickan, in the parish of Kilmurry, co. Clare, one of a large family of sons and daughters of ...

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Mac Fhirbhisigh, Dubhaltach Óg [Duald MacFirbis, Dudly Ferbisie, Dualdus Firbissius] (c. 1600–1671), scribe and genealogist, was born about 1600 (not, as often suggested, in 1585), probably at Lackan (Irish Leacán Meic Fhir Bhisigh), co. Sligo. He was the eldest of four sons of ...

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Massingberd, Hugh John Montgomery- (1946–2007), genealogist, obituaries editor, and author, was born on 30 December 1946 at Rondels, Cookham Dean, Berkshire, the only son of John Michael Montgomery, later Montgomery-Massingberd (1913–2004), temporary administrative assistant in the Colonial Office, later head of personnel central services for the ...

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Phillimore [formerly Stiff], William Phillimore Watts (1853–1913), genealogist and publisher, was born in Villa Road, Nottingham, on 27 October 1853, the eldest of the five children of William Phillimore Stiff (c.1821–c.1881) and his wife, Mary Elizabeth (b...

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Wotton, Thomas (c. 1695–1766), bookseller and genealogist, probably born in London, was the son of Matthew Wotton (b. in or before 1661), bookseller, whose shop was at the Three Daggers and Queen's Head, near St Dunstan-in-the-West, Fleet Street. Matthew was the son of a grocer, ...