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Anderdon, John Lavicount (1792–1874), writer on angling and devotional subjects, was born in Bristol on 5 April 1792, the third son of John Proctor Anderdon and his wife, Anne, née Oliver. After some time at the Ealing preparatory school of Dr Nicholas he attended ...

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Charles James Apperley [Nimrod] (1778–1843) by Edward Francis Finden, pubd 1837 (after Daniel Maclise) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Apperley, Charles James [pseud. Nimrod] (1778–1843), writer on sport, was born on 22 July 1778 at Plasgronow, near Wrexham, Denbighshire, the second son and the fourth of eight children of Thomas Apperley (1730–1814) and his wife, Anne, daughter of the Welsh poet the ...

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Peter Beckford (1739/4040–1811) by Pompeo Batoni, 1766 Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

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Beckford, Peter (1739/40–1811), dog breeder and writer on hunting, was the son of Julines Beckford (1717?–1764) of Steepleton Iwerne, Dorset, and Elizabeth, daughter of Solomon Ashley or Ashby, of Northamptonshire. His grandfather was Peter Beckford (bap. 1643, d. 1710), sugar planter and lieutenant-governor of ...

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Chapman, Abel (1851–1929), naturalist and hunter, was born at 212 High Street, Bishopwearmouth, co. Durham, on 4 October 1851, the eldest of the six sons and two daughters of Thomas Edward Chapman (1820–1875), wine merchant, and his wife, Jane Ann, née Crawhall (...

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Chetham, James (bap. 1640, d. 1692), writer on angling, was baptized at Manchester collegiate church on 29 December 1640, the eldest son of Edward Chetham (bap. 1612, d. 1684) of Smedley, near Manchester, and his wife, Alice. Chetham's father was the eldest son of ...

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Cokayne, Sir Thomas (1519–1592), soldier and huntsman, was the son of Francis Cokayne of the family of Cockaine, which for generations had owned estates at Ashbourne, Derbyshire, and his wife, Dorothy Marrow. Brought up in the household of Francis Talbot, fifth earl of Shrewsbury...

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Daniel, William Barker (1754–1833), Church of England clergyman and writer on field sports, was born in Colchester, the son of William Daniel. Little is known about his early life except that he was educated at Felsted and that his father was an attorney. In 1771 he went to ...

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Dixon, Henry Hall [pseuds. the Druid, General Chasse] (1822–1870), sporting writer, was born on 16 May 1822 in Carlisle, Cumberland, the second son of Peter Dixon (1789–1866), a cotton manufacturer, and his wife, Sarah Rebecca, daughter of General Tredway Clarke. He was educated at ...

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Fennell, John Greville (1807–1885), artist and writer on angling, was born at sea between Ireland and England. He began his artistic career by winning the silver medal offered by the duke of Sussex for a drawing of Hercules. He was a student at the school of engraving run by the ...

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Freeman, Gage Earle (1820–1903), Church of England clergyman and writer on falconry, born on 3 June 1820 at Tamworth, Staffordshire, was the son of Captain Charles Earle Freeman of the 69th regiment and his wife, Mary Parsons. After a private education he was admitted a pensioner at ...

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Gardiner, Samuel (1564–1632?), Church of England clergyman and writer on angling, was born in Norwich, but nothing is known of his parents. After attending Eton College he matriculated at King's College, Cambridge, in 1581, and graduated BA in 1585–6. After ordination he became in 1588 vicar of ...

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Halford, Sir Henry St John, third baronet (1828–1897), rifleman, born at Maidwell, Northamptonshire, on 9 August 1828, was the son of Sir Henry Halford, second baronet (1797–1868), MP for South Leicestershire from 1832 to 1857, and his wife, Barbara (d. 1869), daughter of his uncle ...

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Hills, John Waller (1867–1938), politician and angler, was born at 68 Belgrave Road, Pimlico, London on 2 January 1867, the second son of Herbert Augustus Hills (1837–1907) of Highhead Castle, Cumberland, a barrister who was a judge of the International Court of Appeal...

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Hughes, William (1803–1861), writer on law and angling, was born at the vicarage, Maker, Cornwall, on 2 March 1803, the fourth son of Sir Robert Hughes, third baronet (1740–1814), rector of Frimley St Mary and Weston, Suffolk, and curate of Maker, and his second wife, ...

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Karr, Heywood Walter Seton- (1859–1938), soldier and game hunter, was born on 2 June 1859 at Belgaum, Bombay, India, the third son of three sons and a daughter of George Berkeley Seton-Karr and his wife, Eleanor, daughter of H. Osborne of Suffolk. His brothers were ...

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La Chapelle, Victor Octave Xavier Alfred de Morton de, Count de La Chapelle in the French nobility (1863–1931), lawyer and wildfowler, was born in Périgord, France, in 1863, son of the Count and Countess de La Chapelle. His mother was descended from the Scottish ...