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John Hooker (c. 1527–1601) by unknown artist, 1601 Exeter City Museums & Art Gallery


Hooker [Vowell], John (c. 1527–1601), antiquary and civic administrator, was born at Bourbridge Hall, Exeter, the second son of Robert Vowell or Hooker of Exeter (b. in or before 1466, d. 1537) and his third wife, Agnes Doble (1502?–1537) of Woodbridge, Suffolk...


Mainwaring, Sir Thomas, first baronet (1623–1689), antiquary and local politician, was born in Cheshire on 7 April 1623, the third, and oldest surviving, son of Philip Mainwaring (1589?–1647) of Baddiley and Over Peover and his wife, Ellen (d. 1656), daughter of Edward Minishull...