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Barrett, William (1727?–1789), surgeon and antiquary, was born at Notton in the parish of Lacock, Wiltshire, where he was baptized on 6 June 1729. Little is known of his parents except that they died while he was a child; his brother, Anthony Barrett...

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Sidney Lee

revised by Michael Bevan

Becket, William (1684–1738), surgeon and antiquary, was born at Abingdon, Berkshire. In the early years of the eighteenth century he was well known in London as a surgeon and an enthusiastic antiquary. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society on 11 December 1718 and read three papers on ...

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Harry Tapley-Soper

revised by Christine North

Brushfield, Thomas Nadauld (1828–1910), lunacy specialist and antiquary, the son of Thomas Brushfield of Derbyshire, JP and deputy lieutenant of the Tower of London, and his wife, Susanna Shipley, was born on 10 December 1828 and was baptized at Christ Church, Stepney, London...

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Burton, John (1710–1771), antiquary and physician, was born on 9 June 1710 at Colchester, the elder son of four children of John Burton (1669/70–1743), a merchant from London, and Margaret (1690/91–1713), daughter of the Revd John Leake, of Kirkthorpe or Warmfield, near Wakefield...

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Norman Moore

revised by Catherine Bergin

Chauncey, Charles (1709–1777), physician and antiquary, born on 30 September 1709, was the eldest son of Charles Chauncey, a London citizen, son of Ichabod Chauncey; his mother was Martha, daughter of Philip Brown, of New Beckenham. He went to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge...

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W. W. Wroth

revised by C. E. A. Cheesman

Combe, Charles (1743–1817), physician and numismatist, was born on 23 September 1743 in Southampton Street, Bloomsbury, where his father, John Combe (d. 1768), carried on business as an apothecary. His mother was called Elizabeth. He was educated at Harrow School, and among his schoolfellows he remained on close terms with ...

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Cowper, William (bap. 1701, d. 1767), physician and antiquary, was baptized at St Peter's, Chester, on 29 July 1701, the third child of the Revd John Cowper (1671–1718), of Overlegh, near Chester, vicar of Middlewich and fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford, and Catherine (...

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Drake, Francis (bap. 1696, d. 1771), antiquary and surgeon, was baptized in Pontefract on 22 January 1696, the son of Francis Drake (1654–1713), vicar of Pontefract and canon of York, and his second wife, Elizabeth, daughter and heir of John Dickson, town clerk of ...

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Francis Drake (bap. 1696, d. 1771) by Philip Mercier, 1743 York City Art Gallery

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Fairfax, Nathaniel (1637–1690), physician and antiquary, was born on 24 July 1637 at the rectory of Rumburgh in Suffolk and baptized in the parish on 30 July, the fourth and youngest son of Benjamin Fayerfaxe (1592–1676), rector of Rumburgh, and his wife, Sarah...

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Haliday, Charles (1789–1866), public health reformer and antiquary, was born at Carrick-on-Suir, co. Tipperary, the second son of William Haliday, an apothecary. In 1809 he was sent by his father to London to work as a clerk in Lubbock's Bank. He returned to ...

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Hunter, Christopher (bap. 1675, d. 1757), antiquary and physician, baptized on 8 July 1675, was the only son of Thomas Hunter (bap. 1637, d. 1685) of Medomsley, Durham, and his second wife, Margaret Readshaw (c.1653–1676). He was educated at the free grammar school of ...

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C. W. Sutton

revised by D. R. Woolf

Jackson, Richard (1623–1690x95), antiquary and physician, son of Gilbert Jackson (d. 1662) and his wife, Ann Leyland, was born at Cuerden, near Preston, Lancashire. Having been a pupil of Mr Sherburn at Leyland, Lancashire, he was admitted a commoner of St Mary Hall, Oxford...

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Kennon, Sidney (d. 1754), midwife and collector, whose family background and education are obscure, distinguished herself initially in her services to the royal family, especially to Queen Caroline and Augusta, princess of Wales. The infant George III was delivered by her. Kennon was highly respected for her professional acumen and, at the time of her death, could command ...

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Lloyd, Ridgway Robert Syers Christian Codner (1842–1884), physician and antiquary, born at Devonport on 20 December 1842, was the son of Francis Brown Lloyd, a west country doctor, who afterwards took orders, and his wife, Margaret, daughter of George Christian. He was educated at ...

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Mitchell, Sir Arthur (1826–1909), commissioner in lunacy for Scotland and antiquary, born at Elgin, Moray, on 19 January 1826, was the son of George Mitchell, CE, and his wife, Elizabeth Cant. He was educated at Elgin Academy and graduated MA at Aberdeen University...

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W. P. Courtney

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Mortimer, Cromwell (c. 1693–1752), physician and antiquary, born in Essex, was the second of the four sons (there were two daughters) of John Mortimer (1656?–1736), writer on agriculture and merchant, and his third wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Sanders of Derbyshire. He was educated under ...

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Musgrave, William (1655–1721), physician and antiquary, was born on 4 November 1655, in Nettlecombe, Somerset, the third son of Richard Musgrave (d. 1686) of Nettlecombe, and Mary (1629–1683), daughter of George Bond. He was educated at Winchester College, being elected to a scholarship in 1669, and at ...

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O'Halloran, Sylvester (1728–1807), surgeon and antiquary, was born on 31 December 1728 at Caherdavin, co. Clare, Ireland, the third son of Michael O'Halloran, a substantial farmer, and Mary McDonnell. He attended a school in Limerick run by the Revd Robert Cashin and was taught Irish by the Jacobite poet ...