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date: 12 April 2021

Reader, Williamlocked

  • Christopher Day


Reader, William (1782–1852), newspaper proprietor and topographer, was born on 28 December 1782 at High Cross, near Rowington, Warwickshire, one of eleven children of William Reader (1752–1808), farmer, and his wife, Mary, née White (1758–1837). The young William was adopted c.1785 by his great-uncle the antiquarian ...

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Gentleman's Magazine
, 63 vols. (1885–1900), suppl., 3 vols. (1901); repr. in 22 vols. (1908–9); 10 further suppls. (1912–96); (1993)