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Blount, Thomas (1618–1679), antiquary and lexicographer, was born at Bordesley Park, Worcestershire, the eldest of the three sons and five daughters of Miles Blount (c.1585–1663), gentleman, and his wife, Anne (d. 1669), daughter of William Bustard of Adderbury. Both his parents were from strongly Catholic families and his adherence to the religion was to affect his life profoundly. It is not known where he was first educated, but he did not attend a university, and his choice of a legal training—he entered the ...

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Duckett, Sir George Floyd, third baronet (1811–1902), antiquary and lexicographer, born at 15 Spring Gardens, Westminster, London, on 27 March 1811, was the eldest child of Sir George Duckett, second baronet (1777–1856), MP for Lymington (1807–12), and his first wife, Isabella (1781–1844), the daughter of ...

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Pughe, William Owen [pseud. Idrison] (1759–1835), antiquary and lexicographer, was born William Owen at Tyn-y-bryn in the parish of Llanfihangel-y-Pennant, Merioneth, on 7 August 1759. He was the son of John Owen (1712–1800) of Rhiwywerfa, near Abergynolwyn, and his wife, Anne Owen (1733–1811)...