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Bargrave, John (bap. 1610, d. 1680), Church of England clergyman and collector of curiosities, was baptized at Nonington, Kent, on 18 November 1610. His father, also named John, was the elder brother of Isaac Bargrave and had increased the family fortune derived from tanneries in ...

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James Francis Kyle (1788–1869) by unknown engraver, pubd 1867 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Kyle, James Francis (1788–1869), vicar apostolic of the northern district of Scotland and historical collector, was born at Quarryholes, near Abbeyhill, in Edinburgh, on 22 September 1788, the eldest son of the four children of James Kyle (d. 1799), commissioner of roads and bridges for the ...