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Barrett, William (1727?–1789), surgeon and antiquary, was born at Notton in the parish of Lacock, Wiltshire, where he was baptized on 6 June 1729. Little is known of his parents except that they died while he was a child; his brother, Anthony Barrett...

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Becket, William (1684–1738), surgeon and antiquary, was born at Abingdon, Berkshire. In the early years of the eighteenth century he was well known in London as a surgeon and an enthusiastic antiquary. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society on 11 December 1718 and read three papers on ...

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Drake, Francis (bap. 1696, d. 1771), antiquary and surgeon, was baptized in Pontefract on 22 January 1696, the son of Francis Drake (1654–1713), vicar of Pontefract and canon of York, and his second wife, Elizabeth, daughter and heir of John Dickson, town clerk of ...

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Francis Drake (bap. 1696, d. 1771) by Philip Mercier, 1743 York City Art Gallery

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O'Halloran, Sylvester (1728–1807), surgeon and antiquary, was born on 31 December 1728 at Caherdavin, co. Clare, Ireland, the third son of Michael O'Halloran, a substantial farmer, and Mary McDonnell. He attended a school in Limerick run by the Revd Robert Cashin and was taught Irish by the Jacobite poet ...

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Pettigrew, Thomas Joseph (1791–1865), surgeon and antiquary, was born on 28 October 1791 at 128 Fleet Street, London, son of William Pettigrew (1739–1825), surgeon–apothecary, a Scot and former naval surgeon, and his second wife, Elizabeth (née Cranford). Thomas showed an interest in anatomy from the age of twelve. He attended a local school until the age of fourteen, assisted his father for two years in his duties as surgeon to ...

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Pryce, William (bap. 1735, d. 1790), surgeon, mineralogist, and antiquary, was born at Redruth, Cornwall, and baptized there on 14 June 1735. He was the only son (there was also a daughter, who died in infancy) of surgeon Samuel Pryce (d. 1741)...

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Whatton, William Robert (1790–1835), surgeon and antiquary, born at Loughborough, Leicestershire, on 17 February 1790, was the son of Henry Whatton and Elizabeth (née Watkinson). Whatton was very proud to belong to a family which could trace its descent back more than 900 years. In 1804 he was apprenticed to a surgeon and apothecary, ...