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W. P. Courtney

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

Chorley, Charles (1810?–1874), journalist and antiquary, born at Taunton, was the son of Lieutenant John Chorley (d. February 1839), paymaster of the 1st Somerset militia. He lived most of his life in Truro, where he was for thirty years sub-editor and reporter of the ...

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Dobson, William (bap. 1820, d. 1884), journalist and antiquary, was born in Preston, Lancashire, where he was baptized on 26 January 1820, the eldest son of Lawrence Dobson and his wife, Mary Bowe. His father was a stationer and part proprietor with Isaac Wilcockson...

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Richard Garnett

revised by Zoë Lawson

Harland, John (1806–1868), journalist and antiquary, was born at Hull on 27 May 1806, the eldest child of John Harland and his wife, Mary, the daughter of John Breasley of Selby. He was apprenticed to Messrs Allanson and Sydney, the proprietors of the ...

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W. A. J. Archbold

revised by G. Martin Murphy

Haverty, Martin (1809–1887), journalist and antiquary, born in co. Mayo on 1 December 1809, was educated at the Irish College at Paris, and went to Dublin in 1836. In the following year he joined the staff of the Freeman's Journal, with which he was closely connected until 1850. In 1851 he made an extended tour through ...

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T. W. Bayne

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

Irving, Joseph (1830–1891), journalist and antiquary, born at Dumfries on 2 May 1830, was the son of Andrew Irving, joiner. After education at the parish school of Troqueer, Maxwelltown, he served an apprenticeship as a printer in the office of the Dumfries Standard...

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Jerdan, William (1782–1869), journalist and antiquary, was born on 16 April 1782 in Kelso, Roxburghshire, to John Jerdan (d. 1795) and Agnes Stuart (d. 1820). He was the third son and he had one sister. The primary source of William Jerdan's...

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T. W. Bayne

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

McDowall, William (1815–1888), newspaper editor and antiquary, born at Maxwelltown, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 21 July 1815, was the son of James McDowall (d. 1826), a traveller for a cabinet-making firm, and his wife, Mary, née Todd (d. 1849). He was educated in ...

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W. P. Courtney

revised by Robin Whittaker

Noake, John (1816–1894), antiquary and journalist, son of Thomas Noake, a builder and surveyor, and his wife, Ann, was born in Sherborne, Dorset, on 29 November 1816. He moved to Worcester in 1838 to work on Berrow's Worcester Journal, and lived there until his death. He subsequently worked on the ...

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George Stronach

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

Pagan, James (1811–1870), newspaper editor and antiquary, the son of James Pagan and Elizabeth Blackstock, was born on 18 October 1811 at Trailflat, in the parish of Tinwald, near Dumfries, where his father was a bleacher. The family removed to Dumfries shortly after ...

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W. G. D. Fletcher

revised by Janette C. Shepherd

Potter, Thomas Rossell (1799–1873), antiquary and journalist, son of John Potter (c.1773–1827), a farmer, of West Hallam, Derbyshire, and his wife, Mary Rossell (c.1772–1840), was born at West Hallam on 7 January 1799. He was educated at the grammar schools at ...

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Prim, John George Augustus (1821–1875), antiquary and newspaper proprietor, was born in Kilkenny, the eldest son of John H. Prim. He was probably educated in Kilkenny. He was a general printer and stationer in the city and in the mid-1850s became proprietor of the ...

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Savage, James (1767–1845), antiquary and editor of newspapers and journals, was born in Howden, Yorkshire, on 30 August 1767, a son of James Savage, clockmaker, and elder brother of William Savage (1770–1843), printer and engraver; their mother's name was unrecorded. The family claimed descent from a younger branch of the long-established ...

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Worth, Richard Nicholls (1837–1896), journalist and antiquary, the eldest son of Richard Worth, a builder of Devonport, and his wife, Eliza (b. 1812), daughter of Richard Nicholls, was born on 19 July 1837 at Devonport. On 22 March 1860 he married Lydia Amelia...