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Bankes, William John (1786–1855), traveller and antiquary, was born on 11 December 1786, second son of Henry Bankes (1757–1834) of Kingston Lacy, Dorset, politician and author, and his wife, Frances (1760/61–1823), daughter of William Woodley, governor of the Leeward Islands, and the elder brother of ...

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Beard, William (1772–1868), tourist guide and collector of bones, was born on 24 April 1772 at Woolvershill, Banwell, Somerset, the eldest of the eight children of John Beard (1738–1801), a farmer, and his second wife, Ann Poole (1760–1833). He was educated by John Tuckey...

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Llwyd, Humphrey (1527–1568), antiquary and map maker, was born in Denbigh, the only child of Robert Lloyd and Joan, daughter of Lewis Piggott. He could claim descent through his father from Harry Rossendale, a henchman and grantee of the earl of Lincoln in the late thirteenth century. ...

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Salt, Henry (1780–1827), traveller and collector of antiquities, was born at Lichfield, Staffordshire, on 14 June 1780, the youngest of the eight children of a Lichfield surgeon, Thomas Salt, and his wife, Alice, née Butt. He was educated at schools in Lichfield and ...