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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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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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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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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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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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G. C. Boase

revised by Jonathan Harris

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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Marryat, George Selwyn (1840–1896), angler, was born on 20 June 1840 at Chewton Glen, Milton, Hampshire, the second of the eight children of Lieutenant-Colonel George Marryat and Georgiana Charlotte, née Selwin, and nephew to the author Frederick Marryat. By 1854 the family had moved to ...

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Marston, Edward (1825–1914), publisher, writer, and angler, was born on 14 February 1825 in Lydbury, Shropshire, the son of Richard Marston (1791–1875), a farmer, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Bright (1793–1845). Three years later the family relocated to Montgomeryshire, and two years after that to a farm in ...

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Nobbes, Robert (1652–1706?), Church of England clergyman and writer on angling, was born at Bulwick, Northamptonshire, on 21 July 1652 and baptized on 17 August, the son of John Nobbes, the rector there, and his wife, Rachel. He was sent to Uppingham School...

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Walker, Richard Stuart (1918–1985), angler and engineer, was born on 29 May 1918 at 16 Fishpond Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, the only child of Richard Harry Walker (1892–1956), government clerk, and his wife, Elsie May (1892–1990), daughter of Frederick A. Cooper of Stanbridge, Bedfordshire...

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Thomas Seccombe

revised by J.-M. Alter

Westwood, Thomas (1814–1888), poet and bibliographer of angling, was born on 26 November 1814 at Westwood Cottage, The Chase, Enfield, and was baptized at St Andrew's, Enfield, on 1 January 1815, the youngest son of Thomas Westwood of Enfield and his wife, Mary...