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Ames, Richard (bap. 1664?, d. 1692), satirist, was born of 'Plebean Extraction' (Ames, Last Search, sig. A2v); he can probably be identified with a 'Richardus Emms', son of Richard and Maria, baptized in St Martin-in-the-Fields, Westminster...

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Seaman, Sir Owen, baronet (1861–1936), journal editor and satirist, was born on 18 September 1861 above his father's artificial-flower shop at 199 Sloane Street, Chelsea, London, the second of the three children and only son of William Mantle Seaman (1838–1893) of Suffolk, a nonconformist and a successful dressmaker and businessman, and his wife, ...

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Wild, Robert (1615/16–1679), nonconformist minister and satirical poet, was born at St Ives, Huntingdonshire, the son of Robert Wild, shoemaker. After attending a private school at St Ives he was admitted as a sizar at St John's College, Cambridge, on 26 January 1632, aged sixteen, and named a scholar on 6 November 1634. He graduated BA in 1636 and proceeded MA in 1639. He was ordained a deacon at ...