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Ross, Thomas (bap. 1620, d. 1675), courtier and librarian, was baptized on 11 September 1620 at Richmond, Surrey, the second son of James Ross (d. in or before 1643), courtier, of Greetham, Lincolnshire, and his wife, Jane (d. in or after 1675)...

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Steer, Francis William (1912–1978), archivist and herald, was born on 10 August 1912 at Ashingdon, Essex, the only child of William Francis Steer and his wife, Edith Caroline Todd. He was educated in Ashingdon and at Southend-on-Sea high school. To his subsequent regret he did not attend university, but took a post in the ...

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Thorold, Sir John, ninth baronet (1734–1815), landowner and book collector, was born on 18 December 1734, the eldest son of Sir John Thorold, eighth baronet (1703–1775), landowner and Methodist preacher, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1779), daughter and coheir of Samuel Ayton...

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Young, Sir Robert Christopher [Robin] Mackworth- (1920–2000), librarian and courtier, was born in London on 12 February 1920, the elder son of Gerard Mackworth-Young (1884–1965), member of the Indian Civil Service and archaeologist, of Burleigh Court, near Stroud, Gloucestershire, and his wife, Natalie Leila Margaret (1894–1981)...