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Anstis, John (1708–1754), herald, was born on 17 November 1708 in St Clement Danes, Westminster, the seventh of fourteen children and eldest surviving son of John Anstis the elder (1669–1744), Garter king of arms, and his wife, Elizabeth (c.1675–c.1735)...

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Barker, Sir Christopher (d. 1550), herald, was one of three sons of William Barker of Stokesley, Yorkshire, and his wife, Jane, daughter of William Carlill or Carlisle of Newcastle; there were also half-brothers and a half-sister. Christopher Carlill (d. 1511), Norroy king of arms, was his uncle, and another ...

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Belmaine, Jean (fl. 1546–1559), royal tutor, is of uncertain origins. He probably came to England from France in the wake of the French persecutions of religious evangelicals after the edict of Fontainebleau (1540). He certainly had Calvinist sympathies: his corrections to Edward VI's...

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Blount, Charles, fifth Baron Mountjoy (1516–1544), courtier and patron of learning, was the eldest son of William Blount, fourth Baron Mountjoy (c. 1478–1534), and his third wife, Alice Brown, née Kebel (or Keble; d. 1521). Charles was born on 28 June 1516 in ...

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Brooke [Brookesmouth], Ralph (c. 1553–1625), herald, was born in London, the son of Geoffrey Brooke, a shoemaker, and his wife, Jane Hyde. By his own account, preserved in the College of Arms, his grandfather was William Brooke of Lancashire; however, Anthony Wagner cites another contemporary account that gives the family name as ...

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Cheke, Sir John (1514–1557), humanist, royal tutor, and administrator, was born on 16 June 1514 in a house on the corner of Market Hill and Petty Cury in Cambridge, the son of Peter Cheke (d. 1530), administrator, of Cambridge, and his wife, ...

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Sir John Cheke (1514–1557) attrib. Lodovico Leoni, c. 1555 © Copyright The British Museum

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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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Edmondson, Joseph (bap. 1732, d. 1786), herald and coach-painter, was baptized on 6 February 1732 at St Andrew's, Holborn, London, the first of five children of Benjamin Edmondson (d. before 1771?) and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1771). Of humble origins, he was originally apprenticed as a barber. He later became a heraldic artist, emblazoning arms on coaches, which presumably led to his interest in heraldry; by 1763 he was coach-painter to ...

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Gayre [formerly Gair], George Robert (1907–1996), racial theorist and specialist in heraldry, was born George Robert Gair at 4 Woodland Villas, Rathmines, Dublin, on 6 August 1907, the son of Robert William Gair (d. 1957) and his wife, Clara, née Hull...

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Grindal, William (d. 1548), royal tutor, was educated at Cambridge University, probably at St John's College, where he graduated BA in 1541/2. Nothing is known about his earlier life, but it is possible that he was related to Edmund Grindal, the future archbishop of ...

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Hawley, Thomas (d. 1557), herald, was groom porter of the chamber to Queen Margaret of Scotland, daughter of Henry VII, from her marriage in 1503 until 1508. Although said to have been nominated Rose Blanche pursuivant in the reign of Henry VII, he is merely called 'messenger of the chamber' in ...

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Owen, George (c. 1598–1665), herald, was born at Henllys, near Newport, Pembrokeshire, the son of George Owen (1552–1613) of Henllys and his second wife, Anne or Ankred Obiled (d .1634), 'gott before mariage and in the life time of his firste wife' (...

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Parker, Henry, tenth Baron Morley (1480/81–1556), nobleman and translator, was the son of Sir William Parker (d. c.1504) and Alice Lovel (1452–1518). His father, who was knighted by Richard III on 24 July 1482, was the latter's standard bearer at Bosworth Field...

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Henry Parker, tenth Baron Morley (1480/8181–1556) by Albrecht Dürer, 1523 © Copyright The British Museum

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Starkey, Thomas (c. 1498–1538), humanist and royal servant, was born in Cheshire to another Thomas Starkey, probably at Wrenbury, where the family was prominent. His father probably held office in Wales and was wealthy enough to pay for his son's education. His mother, ...