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Burke, John (1786–1848), author and genealogist, was born on 12 November 1786 at Parsonstown, King's county, Ireland, the eldest of three children of Peter Burke (1756–1836) of Elm Hall, co. Tipperary, JP for that county and for the King's county, and his first wife, ...

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Sir (John) Bernard Burke (1814–1892) by Charles Clarkington © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Burke, Sir (John) Bernard (1814–1892), genealogist and herald, was born on 5 January 1814 in London, the second of six children to survive infancy of John Burke (1786–1848) of London, author of the Peerage and Baronetage, and his wife and cousin, Mary (1781–1846)...

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Collins, Arthur (1681/2–1760), genealogist, was the son of William Collins, a gentleman usher to Charles II's consort, Queen Catherine of Braganza, and his wife, Elizabeth Blyth, daughter of Thomas Blyth. It seems likely that the family was Roman Catholic and that record of birth and marriage would have been found among the records of the ...

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Morrah, Dermot Michael Macgregor (1896–1974), journalist and herald, was born in Ryde, Isle of Wight, on 26 April 1896, the eldest in the family of two sons and two daughters of Herbert Arthur Morrah (1870–1939), a novelist and poet whose career reached its peak early with his election to the presidency of the ...

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Thynne, Francis (1545?–1608), herald and antiquary, came of a family which also sometimes used the name Boteville, claiming descent in the early seventeenth century from a Ralph Botevile of Church Stretton, Shropshire. The only son of William Thynne, the editor of Chaucer...

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Wyrley, William (1565–1618), antiquary and herald, was born, according to his own account, at Seal, Leicestershire, the son of Augustine Wyrley of Netherseal and his wife, Mary, daughter of William Charnelles of Snarestone in the same county, and the grandson of William Wyrley...