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Allen, Anthony (1685–1754), barrister and antiquary, was born on 3 June 1685 and baptized at Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, two days later, the fourth surviving son of William Allen (d. 1698), of Much Hadham, and his wife, Bridget James. After attending Bishop's Stortford School...

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Cunningham, Timothy (d. 1789), barrister and antiquary, was a member of the Middle Temple, and lived in chambers at Gray's Inn for over thirty years. He was probably a native of Ireland. In 1759 he sought employment as copyist at the British Museum...

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Duhigg, Bartholomew (c. 1751–1813), antiquary and barrister, was the fourth son of Bartholomew Duhigg (d. before 1771), gentleman, of Ballyhigh, co. Limerick, Ireland. His father appears to have been brought up a Catholic but to have conformed to the established church in 1725, thereby escaping the effects of the penal laws. In 1769 he entered ...

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

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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)...

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Moore, Stuart Archibald (1842–1907), antiquary and barrister, was born in September 1842, the fourth son of Barlow Brass Moore of The Lawn, South Lambeth, Surrey, and his wife, Harriet Adcock. Educated at the Philological School, Marylebone Road, Marylebone, London, he became secretary to ...

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Webb, Philip Carteret (1702–1770), barrister and antiquary, was born at Devizes in Wiltshire on 14 August 1702. His father was Daniel Webb. His mother is unknown; nor is there any record of his schooling. From such obscure beginnings he surfaces in London, being admitted attorney-at-law on 20 June 1724. He practised in ...