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Archer, Thomas (1668/9–1743), architect and courtier, was born at Umberslade Hall, Tanworth in Arden, Warwickshire, the youngest son of Thomas Archer (1617/18–1685), and his wife, Anne (1632/3–1685). His father was a country gentleman who had held a colonelcy in the parliamentary army and at the Restoration became MP for the county; his grandfather ...

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Browne, Thomas (1702–1780), herald and land surveyor, was born in Derby, the second son of John Browne of Ashbourne, Derbyshire. He was first employed as surveyor to John Warburton, Somerset herald, and then to the dukes of Beaufort. He entered the College of Arms...

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Clark, Hugh (1745–1822), heraldic engraver, was born on 17 March 1745 and baptized on 31 March 1745 at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Westminster, the son of Hugh Clark, cordwainer, and Grisseld Matheson. On 11 June 1760 he was apprenticed to Thomas Orpin, a goldsmith in the ...

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Crane, Sir Francis (c. 1579–1636), courtier and tapestry manufacturer, is first recorded in 1606. His name does not appear in registers of admissions to Oxford, Cambridge, or the inns of court until 1619, when he was admitted to Gray's Inn. A memorial tablet in the church at ...

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William Herbert, third earl of Pembroke (1580–1630) by Sir Anthony Van Dyck Collection of the Earl of Pembroke and Trustees of Wilton House Trust, Wilton House, Salisbury, UK

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Herbert, William, third earl of Pembroke (1580–1630), courtier and patron of the arts, was the son of Henry Herbert, second earl of Pembroke (b. in or after 1538, d. 1601), and his third wife, Mary Sidney (1561–1621) [see Herbert, Mary, countess of Pembroke...

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Longmate, Barak (1737/8–1793), genealogical editor and heraldic engraver, was the only son of Barak Longmate (d. 1763/4), of the parish of St James's, Piccadilly, who was descended from a Lincolnshire family, and his first wife, Elizabeth Weston. His mother seems to have died soon after his birth, and certainly before 29 October 1741, when his father married ...

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Snelling, Matthew (bap. 1621, d. 1678), miniature painter and courtier, was baptized on 14 October 1621, the second of three surviving sons of Thomas Snelling (d. 1623), an alderman and, briefly, mayor of King's Lynn, and his wife, Margaret, née Clarke; they had married at the chapel of ...

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See Vane, Henry, first earl of Darlington

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Victor, prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg [known as Count Gleichen] (1833–1891), naval officer and sculptor, was the third and youngest son of Prince Ernst of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and his wife, Princess Feodore, the only daughter of Emich Charles, reigning prince of Leiningen, and his wife, ...

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Wilkinson, Sir Nevile Rodwell (1869–1940), army officer, artist, and herald, was born on 26 October 1869 at Highgate, Middlesex, the third son of Colonel Josiah Wilkinson, a barrister practising at the parliamentary bar, and his wife, Alice Emma, daughter of Thomas Smith, of ...

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Willement, Thomas (1786–1871), writer on heraldry and stained-glass artist, was baptized at St Marylebone Church, Marylebone, Middlesex, on 15 August 1786, the son of Thomas Willement (1761-1826), coach, herald, and house painter and artist to his royal highness the duke of York, and his wife, ...

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See Wilson, Sir Thomas Maryon, eighth baronet

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Wilson, Sir Thomas Maryon, eighth baronet (1800–1869), landowner and thwarted urban developer, was born on 14 April 1800 at Southend, Essex, the eldest of the six children of Sir Thomas Maryon Wilson, seventh baronet (d. 1821), and his wife, Elizabeth (d...