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date: 06 December 2019

Beard, Williamlocked

(1772–1868)
  • A. P. Woolrich

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Beard, William (1772–1868), tourist guide and collector of bones, was born on 24 April 1772 at Woolvershill, Banwell, Somerset, the eldest of the eight children of John Beard (1738–1801), a farmer, and his second wife, Ann Poole (1760–1833). He was educated by John Tuckey...

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Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
private collection
Somerset Archive and Record Service, Taunton
National Portrait Gallery, London