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Pleydell, John Clavell Mansel- [formerly John Clavell Mansel] (1817–1902), natural historian and antiquary, was born John Clavell Mansel on 4 December 1817, the eldest son of Colonel John Mansel (1776–1863) of Smedmore, Dorset, and his wife, Louisa (d. 1863), fourth daughter of ...


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Wallis, John (1714–1793), antiquary and natural historian, the son of John Wallis (or Wallace) of Croglin, Cumberland, was born at Castlenook in South Tynedale, Northumberland. He matriculated from Queen's College, Oxford, on 3 February 1733, graduated BA in 1737, and proceeded MA in 1740. Having taken orders, he held a curacy for a few years in ...