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John Lee (1783–1866) by Maull & Polyblank, 1855 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lee [formerly Fiott], John (1783–1866), antiquary and astronomer, was born John Fiott on 28 April 1783, the eldest son of John Fiott, merchant of London, and his wife, Harriet, daughter of William Lee of Totteridge Park, Hertfordshire. The Fiotts originated from Dijon...

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Lynn, George, the elder (1676–1742), astronomer and antiquary, was born at Southwick House, near Oundle, Northamptonshire, the second son of George Lynn (1647/8–1682), lord of the manor of Southwick, and his wife, Mary (d. 1722), the eldest daughter of Walter Johnson of ...