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Ames, Joseph (bap. 1687, d. 1759), bibliographer and antiquary, was born of a seafaring family in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, and baptized there on 20 June 1687. He was the son of John Ames (1651–1699?), master in the merchant service, and his wife, Esther (...

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Andrew Coltée Ducarel (1713–1785) by Francis Perry, pubd 1757 (after Andrea Soldi, 1746) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ducarel, Andrew Coltée (1713–1785), librarian and antiquary, was born on 9 June 1713 in Paris, the eldest of three sons of Jacques Coltée Ducarel (1680–1718), banker, merchant, and sieur de Muids, and his wife, Jeanne Crommelin (1690–1723), daughter of André Crommelin and his wife, ...

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Lascelles, Rowley (1771–1841), antiquary and archivist, was born in Westminster, the eldest son of Rowley Lascelles, a merchant, of Little Ealing, Middlesex, and his wife, Ann Dunn. He was educated from 1785 at Harrow School, and was admitted to the Middle Temple in 1788 and to the ...

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Mackerell, Benjamin (bap. 1685, d. 1738), antiquary and librarian, was baptized on 15 April 1685 at St Peter Mancroft, Norwich, the youngest son of Alderman John Mackerell (1643–1723), mercer, and Anne Browne (1646–1711), daughter of Elias Browne. His father's family were of Huguenot stock, and ...

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Morris, John (d. 1658), antiquary and book collector, was born in London, the son of Peter Morris (d. 1588), a mechanical engineer in the service of Sir Christopher Hatton, and Anne Boteler (d. 1617), great-aunt of Sir Oliver Boteler, who, as a widow, remarried in 1590, becoming the wife of ...