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Anstis, John (1669–1744), herald and antiquary, was born at St Neot, Cornwall, on 28 or 29 August 1669, the first son of John Anstis (d. 1692), registrar of the archdeaconry of Cornwall, and Mary (1641×52–1669), daughter of George Smith of Lantewy and ...

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Bigland, Ralph (1712–1784), herald and cheesemonger, was born on 29 January 1712 at Stepney, Middlesex, the only son of Richard Bigland (1658–1725) of Wapping, tallow chandler, and his second wife, Mary (1676–1736), daughter of George Errington of Benwell, Northumberland. His father was a native of ...

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Camden, William (1551–1623), historian and herald, was born on 2 May 1551 at the Old Bailey, London, the son of Sampson Camden and his wife, Elizabeth Curwen. Sampson, originally from Lichfield, had settled in London as a painter–stainer, a profession which made a lasting impression on his son and which ...

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Dugdale, Sir William (1605–1686), antiquary and herald, was born on 12 September 1605 at Shustoke rectory, north Warwickshire, the son of John Dugdale (1552–1624), the rector, a native of Clitheroe, Lancashire, and his wife, Elizabeth Swynfen, from a Staffordshire gentry family. According to ...

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Ives, John (1751–1776), antiquary and herald, was born at 65 Middlegate Street, Great Yarmouth, on 14 July 1751, son of John Ives (1719–1793), a rich merchant with several houses there and a country residence at Belton in Suffolk, and Mary Hannott (1718–1790), daughter of ...

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Lant, Thomas (1554/5–1600/01), herald and draughtsman, was born in Gloucester, one of the seven children and four sons of Thomas Lant of Gloucester and his wife, Mayens or Mary Mounsloe of Shropshire. At the age of twelve he became a page to Richard Cheyney...

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Leake, Stephen Martin (1702–1773), herald and numismatist, was born Stephen Martin on 5 April 1702 and baptized at St Dunstan's, Stepney, on 20 April, the only surviving son of Captain Stephen Martin (1666–1736), naval officer, and his wife, Elizabeth (1665/6–1723), younger daughter of ...

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Lodge, Edmund (1756–1839), herald and biographer, was born on 13 June 1756, in Poland Street, London, the only surviving son of the Revd Edmund Lodge (c.1729–1781), rector of Carshalton in Surrey, and his wife, Mary Garrard, the daughter and sole heir of ...

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Nayler, Sir George (bap. 1764, d. 1831), herald, was baptized on 29 June 1764 at Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, the fifth of six sons and seventh of nine children of George Nayler (1721/2–1780) of Stonehouse and subsequently of Stroud, Gloucestershire, surgeon, one of the coroners of the county, and his wife, ...

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Oldys, William (1696–1761), herald and antiquary, was born on 14 July 1696, probably in London, the son of the civil lawyer William Oldys (1636–1708) and his mistress, his cousin Ann Oldys (1671–1711).

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Sandford, Francis (1630–1694), herald and genealogist, was born at Carnow Castle, co. Wicklow, Ireland, the third son of Francis Sandford of Sandford, Shropshire, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Chalcot Chambre of Williamscot, Oxfordshire. Although his ancestors had long been seated in Shropshire...

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Segar, Sir William (c. 1554–1633), herald, was the son of Francis Seagar (Segar) and his wife, Anne, née Sherard. William had two siblings: Francis Segar, gentleman of the bedchamber to Maurice, landgrave of Hesse, and Jane, who authored, in 1589, 'The divine prophesies of the ten sibills'...

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Wagner, Sir Anthony Richard (1908–1995), herald, was born on 6 September 1908 at 90 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London, the elder child and only son of Orlando Henry Wagner (1867–1956), schoolmaster, and his wife, Monica (1878–1970), daughter of George Edward Bell, vicar of ...

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Walker, Sir Edward (1612–1677), herald, was born on 24 January 1612 at Roobers, Nether Stowey, Somerset, the second son of Edward Walker (d. 1635/6) of Roobers and Barbara, daughter of Edward Salkeld of Corby Castle, Cumberland.

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Warburton, John (1682–1759), herald and antiquary, was born on 26 February 1682 at Bury, Lancashire, the eldest of four sons and eight children, apart from an unnamed infant burial, of Benjamin Warburton (1653–1710) of Elton, in the parish of Bury, and his wife, ...

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Waterhouse, Edward (1619–1670), heraldic writer, was born in Greenford, Middlesex, the son of Francis Waterhouse, fishmonger, of Greenford and London, and Bridget, daughter of Morgan Powell; Edward was a great-nephew of Sir Edward Waterhouse, chancellor of the exchequer in Ireland (1535–91). Francis Waterhouse...