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Drake, Francis (bap. 1696, d. 1771), antiquary and surgeon, was baptized in Pontefract on 22 January 1696, the son of Francis Drake (1654–1713), vicar of Pontefract and canon of York, and his second wife, Elizabeth, daughter and heir of John Dickson, town clerk of ...

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Thorpe, John (1682–1750), physician and antiquary, eldest son of John Thorpe, landowner, and his wife, Ann, sister and coheir of Oliver Combridge, of Newhouse, Penshurst, Kent, was born at his father's house, Newhouse, on 12 March 1682. His father owned a good estate in the Kentish parishes of ...

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Woodward, John (1665/1668–1728), physician, natural historian, and antiquary, was born on 1 May 1665, or possibly 1668, in a village (possibly Wirksworth) in Derbyshire; he may have been of a Gloucestershire family and his mother's maiden surname may have been Burdett. At sixteen he was apprenticed to a ...