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Gwavas, William (1676–1741/2), Cornish language scholar, was born on 6 December 1676 at Huntingfield Hall, Suffolk, and baptized on 1 January 1677 at Huntingfield church. He came from an old Cornish family originally from Gwavas in Sithney. He was the eldest child (of eleven in total) of ...

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Keigwin, John (bap. 1642, d. 1716), scholar of the Cornish language, was born at Mousehole, Cornwall, from a long line of merchants and minor gentry, and was baptized at Paul on 7 January 1642, the only surviving son of Martin Keigwin (bap...

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Kelly, John (1750–1809), Manx scholar, the only son of William Kelly, farmer and wine cooper, and his wife, Alice Kewley, was born on 1 November 1750 on his father's property of Algare, in Baldwin, Isle of Man. He was educated by the Revd Philip Moore...

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Moore, Arthur William (1853–1909), historian and Manx scholar, born on 6 February 1853 at Cronkbourne, Douglas, Isle of Man, was the eldest of the ten children (five sons and five daughters) of William Fine Moore (1814–1895) JP, proprietor of the Tromode Sailcloth Mills...

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Moore, Philip (1705–1783), headmaster and Manx scholar, was born at Pulrose and baptized on 10 September 1705 at Kirk Braddan on the Isle of Man, the sixth son of Robert Moore, of Pulrose, and Catherine Kelly. He was educated at Douglas grammar school...

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Nance, Robert Morton (1873–1959), Cornish-language scholar, was born on 10 April 1873 at Clevedon Villa, The Walk, Tredegarville, Cardiff, the third of four children of William Edwin Nance (1857/8–1932), coal agent and colliery manager, of Padstow, and his wife, Jane Morton of St Ives...

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Scawen, William (1600–1689), Cornish-language revivalist, was born at St Germans in Cornwall, where his family had resided at Molenick since the time of Edward I. He was the eldest of the six sons and four daughters of Robert Scawen (c.1569–1628), a landowner, and ...

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Tonkin, Thomas (bap. 1678, d. 1741/2), antiquary and Cornish scholar, was born at Trevaunance, St Agnes, Cornwall, and baptized in the parish church there on 26 September 1678, the eldest son of Hugh Tonkin (1652–1711), landowner, and his first wife, Frances (1662–1691), daughter of ...