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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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Balfour, Sir James, of Denmiln and Kinnaird, first baronet (1603/4–1657), antiquary and herald, was probably born at Denmiln, Fife, the son of Sir Michael Balfour of Denmiln (c.1580–1652), later MP for Fife and comptroller of the household to Charles I, and his wife, ...

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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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Bruges, William (c. 1375–1450), herald, was the son of Richard Bruges, Lancaster king of arms, and Katherine, whose maiden name may have been Hawley. He was appointed Chester herald on 7 June 1398 by letters patent under the seal of the new principality of ...

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Burke, Sir (John) Bernard (1814–1892), genealogist and herald, was born on 5 January 1814 in London, the second of six children to survive infancy of John Burke (1786–1848) of London, author of the Peerage and Baronetage, and his wife and cousin, Mary (1781–1846)...

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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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Cokayne [formerly Adams], George Edward (1825–1911), genealogist, born at 64 Russell Square, London, on 29 April 1825, was the fourth son and youngest child (in a family of eight) of William Adams (1772–1851), LLD, of Thorpe, Surrey, advocate in Doctors' Commons, and his wife, the ...

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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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Gibbs, Vicary (1853–1932), genealogist and gardener, was born at Hampstead, Middlesex, on 12 May 1853, the second surviving son of the prominent banker Henry Hucks Gibbs (1819–1907) and his wife, Louisa Anne (d. 1897), third daughter of Dr William Adams. He was great-great-nephew of the judge ...

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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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Moncreiffe, Sir (Rupert) Iain Kay, of that ilk, eleventh baronet (1919–1985), herald and genealogist, was born on 9 April 1919, in the parish of Hampton Court, Middlesex, the only child of Lieutenant-Commander (Thomas) Gerald Auckland Moncreiffe RN (1886–1922) and his first wife, Hinda...

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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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Planché, James Robinson (1796–1880), playwright and herald, was born on 27 February 1796 at Old Burlington Street, Piccadilly, London, the son of Jacques Planché (1734–1816), a watchmaker, and his wife, Catherine Emily, née Planché (d. 1804), who were first cousins and descendants of Huguenot refugees. Initially educated by his mother at home, where he spoke French, ...

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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 ...