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Joshua Barnes (1654–1712) by unknown artist Emmanuel College, Cambridge; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Barnes, Joshua (1654–1712), Greek scholar and antiquary, was born on 10 January 1654, the son of Edward Barnes, a tailor from St Stephen, Coleman Street parish, London; he was baptized at St Giles Cripplegate on 22 January. He was educated at Christ's Hospital...

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Baxter, William (1650–1723), classicist and antiquary, was born in 1650 in Llanllugan in Montgomeryshire, the eldest son of John Baxter (d. 1681) and Catherine, née Bolliver. Richard Baxter, the divine, was the cousin of William's father, and upon Richard's death in 1691 ...

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Bryant, Jacob (bap. 1717, d. 1804), antiquary and classical scholar, was born in Plymouth, where his father, Anthony Bryant, was a customs officer, and where he was baptized on 19 August 1717. The family later moved to Chatham, Kent. He attended school at ...

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Weston, Stephen (1747–1830), antiquary and classical scholar, was born in Exeter, the eldest son of Stephen Weston (d. 1750), registrar of Exeter diocese, and Elizabeth Oxenham of South Tawton, Devon. Stephen Weston (1665–1742), bishop of Exeter, was his grandfather. According to the cathedral register ...