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Byres, James, of Tonley (1734–1817), antiquary and architect, was born on 7 May 1734 at Tonley, his family's estate in the parish of Tough, Aberdeenshire; he was the first of the seven children of Patrick Byres (b. 1713), laird of Tonley, and of his wife, ...

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Hare, Henry, second Baron Coleraine (bap. 1636, d. 1708), antiquary and architect, was baptized on 21 April 1636 at Totteridge, Hertfordshire, the eldest son of Hugh Hare, first Baron Coleraine (1605/6–1667), and his wife, Lady Lucy (d. 1682), daughter of Henry Montagu, ...

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Papworth, Wyatt Angelicus van Sandau (1822–1894), architect and antiquary, was born in Highgate, Middlesex, on 23 January 1822, one of three children and the younger son of the architect John Buonarroti Papworth (1775–1847) and his second wife, Mary Anne Say, eldest daughter of ...

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Picton, Sir James Allanson (1805–1889), antiquary and architect, the son of William Pickton, a joiner and timber merchant, was born in Highfield Street, Liverpool, on 2 December 1805. After an elementary education at Richard Prior's school, Church Lane, St Peter's, Liverpool, he entered his father's business at the age of thirteen. A few years later he joined the office of ...

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Wilkins, William (1778–1839), architect and antiquary, was born on 31 August 1778 in the parish of St Giles, Norwich, the son of William Wilkins (1747/8-1815), a successful building contractor in East Anglia who in 1780 moved the family to Cambridge and became agent to ...