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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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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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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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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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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...