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Sir Samuel Ferguson (1810–1886) by unknown photographer by permission of the Royal Irish Academy © Royal Irish Academy

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Ferguson, Sir Samuel (1810–1886), poet and archivist, was born on 10 March 1810, in High Street, Belfast, the youngest of the six children of John Ferguson (d. 1845) and his wife, Agnes, née Knox (d. 1861), daughter of John Knox, a clockmaker, in whose house the birth took place. His father, whose Scottish forebears had settled in ...

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Jeaffreson, John Cordy (1831–1901), writer and archivist, was born at Framlingham, Suffolk, on 14 January 1831, the second son and ninth child of William Jeaffreson (1790–1865), surgeon, and his wife, Caroline, née Edwards (1795–1863). He was named after his mother's uncle, John Cordy (1762–1828)...