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Atkinson, John Christopher (1814–1900), author and antiquary, was born on 9 May 1814 at Goldhanger in Essex, the son of John Atkinson, curate there, and his wife, Martha, daughter of Richard Causten of Mundan Hall. He was educated at Kelvedon in Essex, and admitted as a sizar to ...

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Christmas [later Noel-Fearn], Henry (1811–1868), author and numismatist, was born in London, the only son of Robert Noble Christmas of Taunton and his wife, Jane, the daughter of Samuel Fearn. He matriculated at St John's College, Cambridge, in 1833, graduated BA in 1837, and proceeded MA in 1840. Ordained deacon in 1837 (by ...

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Collingwood, William Gershom (1854–1932), author, artist, and antiquary, was born on 6 August 1854 at 87 Chatham Street, Liverpool, the eldest son of the artist William Collingwood (1819–1903), of the Royal Watercolour Society, and his wife, Marie Imhoff (d. 1873) of Arbon, Switzerland...

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H. R. Tedder

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

Delepierre, Joseph Octave (1802–1879), author and antiquary, was born at Bruges on 12 March 1802, the son of Joseph Delepierre, for many years receiver-general of West Flanders. His mother was a Penaranda, descended from a Spanish family long established in the Netherlands. By the age of twelve he had been taught neither to read nor to write, but when at last he was sent to school he made rapid progress and soon qualified for the ...

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Gordon Goodwin

revised by M. Clare Loughlin-Chow

Erskine, Sir David (1772–1837), writer and antiquary, was the illegitimate son of David Steuart Erskine, eleventh earl of Buchan (1742–1829). He was appointed an ensign in the 31st regiment on 14 October 1789, and lieutenant of an independent company on 24 January 1791. He returned to the ...

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Kidson, Frank (1855–1926), writer and antiquary, was born on 15 November 1855 at 16 Alexander Street, Leeds, youngest of the nine children of Francis Prince Kidson (1810–1872), butcher turned lamp-rate collector, and his wife, Mary (1812–1890), daughter of Joseph Roberts, factory owner. Kidson...

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King, Edward (1734/5–1807), writer and antiquary, was baptized at St Peter Mancroft, Norwich, on 22 January 1735, the only son of Edward King (d. 1775) of Norwich, and his wife, Sarah. He was educated at Harrow School and at Clare College, Cambridge...

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Alexander Gordon

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

Perry, Walter Copland (1814–1911), writer and collector of casts, born in Norwich on 24 July 1814, was the second son of Isaac Perry (1777–1837), a Congregational minister at Cherry Lane, Norwich (1802–14), who later became a Unitarian minister at Ipswich (1814–25) and at ...