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Longmate, Barak (1737/8–1793), genealogical editor and heraldic engraver, was the only son of Barak Longmate (d. 1763/4), of the parish of St James's, Piccadilly, who was descended from a Lincolnshire family, and his first wife, Elizabeth Weston. His mother seems to have died soon after his birth, and certainly before 29 October 1741, when his father married ...


Francis Sandford (1630–1694) by George Vertue (after unknown artist, c. 1680) © National Portrait Gallery, London


Sandford, Francis (1630–1694), herald and genealogist, was born at Carnow Castle, co. Wicklow, Ireland, the third son of Francis Sandford of Sandford, Shropshire, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Chalcot Chambre of Williamscot, Oxfordshire. Although his ancestors had long been seated in Shropshire...


Vicars, Sir Arthur Edward (1862–1921), herald and genealogist, was born on 27 July 1862 at Holly Walk, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, the youngest of the three sons (there were also two daughters) of Colonel William Henry Vicars (d. 1869), of the 61st regiment...