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Alban [St Albans], Roger (d. after 1461), genealogist, copyist, and Carmelite friar, was born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, and joined his order in London. He was ordained acolyte on 17 December 1401 and deacon on 19 December 1405. His name occurs as the copyist on three manuscripts, BL, Harley MS 3138 (dated 1424), Harley MS 211, and Stowe MS 8, and it has also been claimed that he copied BL, Stowe MS 38 and, in 1439, the anti-...


Pickering, Thomas (fl. 1458–1475), abbot of Whitby and genealogist, in 1458, while precentor of Whitby Abbey, wrote a brief account of the Eure family, tracing its descent to an eleventh-century Gilbert Tyson, and showing its links with several great northern baronial families, at the request of ...


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Williams, Eliezer (1754–1820), Church of England clergyman and genealogist, was born at Pibwr-lwyd, Llangynnwr, near Carmarthen, and baptized in Llandyfaelog church, Carmarthenshire, on 4 October 1754. He was the eldest son of Peter Williams (1723–1796), Methodist minister, and his wife, Mary Jenkins (1726–1822)...