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Carew, Richard (1555–1620), antiquary and poet, was born on 17 July 1555 at Antony House, Torpoint, Cornwall, the eldest son among the three children of Thomas Carew (c.1527–1564) and his wife, Elizabeth Edgcumbe. His father having died when he was eight, ...

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Townshend, Chauncy Hare (1798–1868), poet and collector, was born on 20 April 1798, the only son (he had a younger sister) of Henry Hare Townsend (1765?–1827) of Busbridge Hall, Godalming, and Walpole, Norfolk, and his wife, Charlotte Winter Lake (c.1770–1831), daughter of ...

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Weever, John (1575/6–1632), poet and antiquary, was born in Preston, Lancashire, to 'poor but religious parents', and received an excellent education 'by the care of his uncle Thomas' (Whittle, 198). This may have been Thomas Langton, from whom Weever later wrote that he had 'received many favours' (...