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Galpin, Francis William (1858–1945), Church of England clergyman, musicologist, and antiquary, was born on 25 December 1858 in Dorchester, the eldest of three children of John Galpin (1813–1883), an ironmaster, and his wife, Emily, née Hamsford (d. 1899). He is remembered for his outstanding contributions to the scholarship of musical instruments, although these were not achieved at the expense of his pastoral work. Because of his ecclesiastical title he is generally referred to in musical circles as ...

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Milles, Jeremiah (1714–1784), antiquary and dean of Exeter, was born on 29 January 1714 at Highclere, Hampshire, the third son of Jeremiah Milles (bap. 1672, d. 1746) [see under Milles, Isaac (1638-1720)], vicar of Duloe, Cornwall, and his wife, Mary (1678/9–1756)...

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Pegge, Samuel (1704–1796), Church of England clergyman and antiquary, was born on 5 November 1704 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, the only child of Christopher Pegge (bap. 1677, d. 1723/4), successively a cloth merchant in Derby and a lead merchant in Chesterfield, and three times mayor of ...

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Seyer, Samuel (1757–1831), antiquary and Church of England clergyman, was born in Bristol, the son of the Revd Samuel Seyer (1719?–1776) and his wife, Ann (d. 1809). His father was master of Bristol grammar school and in 1764 became rector of St Michael's, Bristol...

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Watson, John (1725–1783), Church of England clergyman and antiquary, was born on 26 March 1725 at Lyme Handley in Prestbury, Cheshire, the son of Legh Watson and his wife, Hester, daughter of John Yates of Swinton, Lancashire. He was educated at the grammar schools in ...