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Gifford, Adam, Lord Gifford (1820–1887), judge and benefactor, eldest son of James Gifford, administrator, and his wife, Catherine Ann, née West, teacher, was born at Edinburgh on 29 February 1820. His sister Mary married the Congregationalist minister Alexander Raleigh, and was the mother of ...


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Ingram, Thomas Dunbar (1826–1901), historian and lawyer, born in Newry, co. Down, on 28 July 1826, was the second son of William Ingram and his wife, Elizabeth Cooke. John Kells Ingram was his elder brother. After a preliminary education in Newry, he was sent to ...


Maurice Johnson (1688–1755) by George Vertue, 1731 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Johnson, Maurice (1688–1755), antiquary and barrister, was born in Spalding, Lincolnshire, on 19 June 1688, the eldest surviving son (a boy had been stillborn on 20 August 1685) of the seven children of Maurice Johnson (1661–1747), landowner, and his wife, Jane, née Johnson (1666–1703)...


Viner, Charles (bap. 1678, d. 1756), legal writer and university benefactor, was born in Salisbury and baptized there at St Mary's Church, on 3 November 1678, the son of Charles Viner (fl. 1660–1711) and his wife, Mary. His father was a prosperous draper, and perhaps a kinsman of ...