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Panton, Paul (1727–1797), literary patron and antiquary, was born on 4 May 1727 in Bagillt, Flintshire, the eldest son of Paul Patton or Panton (d. 1752) and his wife, Margaret, the daughter and heir of Edward Griffith of Bagillt. Despite their English-sounding surname, the ...

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Riddell, Robert, of Glenriddell (bap. 1755, d. 1794), antiquary and literary patron, born in Newhouse, Irongray, Dumfriesshire, and baptized at St Michael's Church, Dumfries, on 5 October 1755, was the eldest son and second of seven children born to Walter Riddell (1705–1788) of ...