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Burton, John (1710–1771), antiquary and physician, was born on 9 June 1710 at Colchester, the elder son of four children of John Burton (1669/70–1743), a merchant from London, and Margaret (1690/91–1713), daughter of the Revd John Leake, of Kirkthorpe or Warmfield, near Wakefield...

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Norman Moore

revised by Catherine Bergin

Chauncey, Charles (1709–1777), physician and antiquary, born on 30 September 1709, was the eldest son of Charles Chauncey, a London citizen, son of Ichabod Chauncey; his mother was Martha, daughter of Philip Brown, of New Beckenham. He went to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge...

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W. W. Wroth

revised by C. E. A. Cheesman

Combe, Charles (1743–1817), physician and numismatist, was born on 23 September 1743 in Southampton Street, Bloomsbury, where his father, John Combe (d. 1768), carried on business as an apothecary. His mother was called Elizabeth. He was educated at Harrow School, and among his schoolfellows he remained on close terms with ...

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Cowper, William (bap. 1701, d. 1767), physician and antiquary, was baptized at St Peter's, Chester, on 29 July 1701, the third child of the Revd John Cowper (1671–1718), of Overlegh, near Chester, vicar of Middlewich and fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford, and Catherine (...

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Fairfax, Nathaniel (1637–1690), physician and antiquary, was born on 24 July 1637 at the rectory of Rumburgh in Suffolk and baptized in the parish on 30 July, the fourth and youngest son of Benjamin Fayerfaxe (1592–1676), rector of Rumburgh, and his wife, Sarah...

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Hunter, Christopher (bap. 1675, d. 1757), antiquary and physician, baptized on 8 July 1675, was the only son of Thomas Hunter (bap. 1637, d. 1685) of Medomsley, Durham, and his second wife, Margaret Readshaw (c.1653–1676). He was educated at the free grammar school of ...

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C. W. Sutton

revised by D. R. Woolf

Jackson, Richard (1623–1690x95), antiquary and physician, son of Gilbert Jackson (d. 1662) and his wife, Ann Leyland, was born at Cuerden, near Preston, Lancashire. Having been a pupil of Mr Sherburn at Leyland, Lancashire, he was admitted a commoner of St Mary Hall, Oxford...

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Lloyd, Ridgway Robert Syers Christian Codner (1842–1884), physician and antiquary, born at Devonport on 20 December 1842, was the son of Francis Brown Lloyd, a west country doctor, who afterwards took orders, and his wife, Margaret, daughter of George Christian. He was educated at ...

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W. P. Courtney

revised by Michael Bevan

Mortimer, Cromwell (c. 1693–1752), physician and antiquary, born in Essex, was the second of the four sons (there were two daughters) of John Mortimer (1656?–1736), writer on agriculture and merchant, and his third wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Sanders of Derbyshire. He was educated under ...

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Musgrave, William (1655–1721), physician and antiquary, was born on 4 November 1655, in Nettlecombe, Somerset, the third son of Richard Musgrave (d. 1686) of Nettlecombe, and Mary (1629–1683), daughter of George Bond. He was educated at Winchester College, being elected to a scholarship in 1669, and at ...

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Parsons, James (1705–1770), physician and antiquary, was born in March 1705 at Barnstaple, Devon. He was brought up in Ireland, his father having received the appointment of barrackmaster at Bolton. Parsons received his general education in Dublin and acted for a short time as tutor to ...

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Speed, John (1703–1781), physician and antiquary, was born on 7 September 1703 at Southampton, where he was baptized at Holy Rood Church, six days later. He was the son of Dr John Speed (bap. 1671, d. 1747), physician, and Anne Crosse (...

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E. I. Carlyle

revised by Michael Bevan

Taylor, Michael Waistell (1824–1892), physician and antiquary, son of Michael Taylor, an Edinburgh merchant, was born at Portobello in Midlothian on 29 January 1824. He was educated at Portsmouth and matriculated at Edinburgh University in 1840, and he graduated MD in 1843. In the following year he obtained a diploma from the ...

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Norman Moore

revised by John Whyman

Thorpe, John (1682–1750), physician and antiquary, eldest son of John Thorpe, landowner, and his wife, Ann, sister and coheir of Oliver Combridge, of Newhouse, Penshurst, Kent, was born at his father's house, Newhouse, on 12 March 1682. His father owned a good estate in the Kentish parishes of ...

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John Thorpe (1682–1750) by J. Bayly, pubd 1769 (after John Wollaston) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Wilkes, Richard (1691–1760), physician and antiquary, the eldest of the three sons of Richard Wilkes (1666–1740/41), and Lucretia, née Astley (c.1670–1717), of Wood Eaton, Staffordshire, was born at Willenhall, Staffordshire, on 16 March 1691. The family, originally from Hertfordshire, had lived in ...

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Witt, George (1804–1869), physician and collector of phallic antiquities, was born perhaps in Cambridge or Northampton, the son of Matthew Witt (d. 1837), perpetual curate of Ticknall-with-Calke, Derbyshire, and second master of Repton School. His medical career began with his appointment in 1820 as house pupil to ...

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John Woodward (1665/16681668–1728) by William Humphrey, pubd 1774 Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Woodward, John (1665/1668–1728), physician, natural historian, and antiquary, was born on 1 May 1665, or possibly 1668, in a village (possibly Wirksworth) in Derbyshire; he may have been of a Gloucestershire family and his mother's maiden surname may have been Burdett. At sixteen he was apprenticed to a ...