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Amyot, Thomas (1775–1850), lawyer and antiquary, was the eldest of the six sons and one daughter of Peter Amyot (c.1736–1799), a watch- and clock-maker, and his wife, Susannah Garrett. His great-grandfather Thomas, the eldest son of a physician to Louis XIII...

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Ball, Sir Peter (bap. 1598, d. 1680), lawyer and antiquary, was the second-born (but eldest surviving) son of Giles Ball (b. 1573) of Mamhead, Devon, and his wife, Urith (d. 1644), daughter of Humphrey Copleston of Instow, Devon. He was baptized at ...

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T. F. T. Dyer

revised by J. A. Marchand

Beckwith, Josiah (1734–1788x1800), lawyer and antiquary, was born on 24 August 1734 at Rothwell, near Leeds, where his father, Thomas Beckwith, practised as an attorney. He also became an attorney and settled at Masbrough, near Rotherham. He married on 14 August 1763 at ...

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Gordon Goodwin

revised by David Dean

Bowes, Paul (d. 1702), lawyer and antiquary, was born at Great Bromley, Essex, the second son of Sir Thomas Bowes (d. 1676), witch persecutor, and Mary (b. 1608), third daughter of Paul Dewes (1567–1631) [see under Dewes, Garrat]; his parents had married on 4 December 1626. After being educated at the school at ...

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Thompson Cooper

revised by Peter Sherlock

Butcher, Richard (1586/7–1664), antiquary and lawyer, came from an unknown family. In 1646, as town clerk of Stamford, he published The survey and antiquitie of the towne of Stamford, in the county of Lincolne; with its ancient foundation, grants, priviledges, etc., probably the result of work done to support the town council's claims presented to ...

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Chauncy, Sir Henry (1632–1719), lawyer and antiquary, was born on 12 April 1632 at Yardley Bury, Yardley, Hertfordshire, the eldest of the seven children of Henry Chauncy (1600–1681) of Yardley and his wife, Anne (1608–1707), daughter of Peter Parke of Tottenham and his wife, ...

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J. A. Hamilton

revised by Beth F. Wood

Cooper, Charles Purton (1793–1873), lawyer and antiquary, was the son of Charles Cooper, linen draper, of St Dunstan, Kent, and Fleet Street, London. He was educated at Wadham College, Oxford, where he matriculated in 1810 and was a contemporary of Richard Bethell, first Lord Westbury...

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Crosbie, Andrew (1736–1785), lawyer and antiquary, was probably born at Soutergate, Dumfries. He was the surviving son (the elder died young) of Andrew Crosbie (d. 1762), provost of Dumfries (like his father, John), and Jean, daughter of James Grierson of Barjary...

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Andrew Crosbie (1736–1785) by David Martin in the collection of the Faculty of Advocates

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W. W. Wroth

revised by Alexander Du Toit

Davidson, John (c. 1724–1797), antiquary and lawyer, was the son of James Davidson of Haltree, an Edinburgh bookseller, and Elizabeth, sister of William Brown, Church of Scotland minister, also of Edinburgh. He was educated for the law, being apprenticed to George Balfour, writer to the ...

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J. B. Atlay

revised by Beth F. Wood

Elton, Charles Isaac (1839–1900), lawyer and antiquary, was born on 6 December 1839 at Southampton, the eldest son of Frederick Bayard Elton of Clifton, Gloucestershire, magistrate and collector in India, and Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Charles Abraham Elton of Clevedon, Somerset, sixth baronet, poet. His parents were members of the same old west country landed family. He was educated at ...

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Fleetwood [Fletewoode], William (c. 1525–1594), lawyer and antiquary, was the son of Robert Fleetwood, a cursitor in chancery, who was the third son of William Fleetwood of Hesketh in Lancashire. His name appears in the admissions register of Eton College, and in those of both ...

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Gray, Charles (bap. 1696, d. 1782), lawyer, politician, and antiquary, was born in Church Street, Colchester, and baptized on 20 September 1696 at St Nicholas's, Colchester, the only son and elder child of George Gray (1677/8–1747), a glazier, and his wife, Elizabeth (...

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C. W. Sutton

revised by Patrick Polden

Hulton, William Adam (1802–1887), lawyer and antiquary, was born in Preston, Lancashire, on 18 October 1802 into one of Lancashire's oldest ‘county’ families, a son of Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Hulton (b. 1765) and his wife, Louisa Caroline, née Campbell. Educated at Warrington and then ...

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Gordon Goodwin

revised by C. A. Creffield

Irving, George Vere (1815–1869), lawyer and antiquary, was the only son of Alexander Irving (b. c.1760) of Newton, Lanarkshire, afterwards a Scottish judge with the title of Lord Newton. In 1837 George Irving was called to the Scottish bar. He took a great interest in the volunteer movement, and became captain of the ...

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Kinloch, George Ritchie (1797/8–1877), lawyer and antiquary, was born probably in Jamaica, one of at least seven children of George Kinloch (1741–1802), deputy judge advocate and master in chancery in Jamaica, and his wife, Susannah, née Wigglesworth (1759–1841), of Edinburgh. Named after his father and in memory of a dead elder brother, ...

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William Lambarde (1536–1601) by unknown artist © reserved

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Lambarde, William (1536–1601), antiquary and lawyer, was born on 18 October 1536 in the parish of St Nicholas Acons, London, the elder son of John Lambarde or Lambert (1500–1554) and his first wife, Juliana (d. 1540), daughter of William Horne (d...

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Lawrie, Sir Archibald Campbell (1837–1914), lawyer and antiquary, was born on 8 September 1837 in West Nile Street, Glasgow, the eldest son of John Adair Lawrie (1801–1859), surgeon and professor of surgery at the University of Glasgow, and his wife, Janet Finlay, of ...