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Brigham, Nicholas (d. 1558), administrator and antiquary, is of unknown origins. The date and place of his birth are unrecorded, and there is no evidence, Anthony Wood's surmises notwithstanding, that his family was associated with Caversham in Oxfordshire before his elder brother Anthony...

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Farley, Abraham (bap. 1712, d. 1791), exchequer official and antiquary, was born in Kent, probably at Linton, where he was baptized in August 1712. He was the son of Abraham and Sarah Farley, of Linton, who had at least two other children, a son, ...

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John Hooker (c. 1527–1601) by unknown artist, 1601 Exeter City Museums & Art Gallery

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Hooker [Vowell], John (c. 1527–1601), antiquary and civic administrator, was born at Bourbridge Hall, Exeter, the second son of Robert Vowell or Hooker of Exeter (b. in or before 1466, d. 1537) and his third wife, Agnes Doble (1502?–1537) of Woodbridge, Suffolk...

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Jones, Harry Longueville (1806–1870), inspector of schools and antiquary, son of Edward Jones of Oswestry and his wife, Charlotte Elizabeth Stephens, was born in Piccadilly, London, on 16 April 1806. His father was the second son of Captain Thomas Jones of Wrexham, who adopted the additional name of ...

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Milles, Thomas (c. 1550–1626?), customs official and antiquary, was born in Ashford, Kent, the son of Richard Milles of Ashford and his first wife, Johanna, daughter of Thomas Glover of Ashford and sister of Robert Glover (1543/4–1588), Somerset herald. Having received a '...

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Mitchell, Sir Arthur (1826–1909), commissioner in lunacy for Scotland and antiquary, born at Elgin, Moray, on 19 January 1826, was the son of George Mitchell, CE, and his wife, Elizabeth Cant. He was educated at Elgin Academy and graduated MA at Aberdeen University...

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Train, Joseph (1779–1852), exciseman and antiquary, was born on 6 November 1779 at Gilminscroft in the parish of Sorn, Ayrshire, where his father was land steward. In 1787 the family moved to Ayr, where Train's father became a day labourer. His own schooling was limited. At an early age he was apprenticed to a weaver in ...

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Wood, John Philp (1762–1838), civil servant and antiquary, was born at King's Cramond, Edinburghshire, on 9 March 1762, the son of John Wood (d. 1792), the seventh son of Jasper Wood of Warriston, and of Isobel, the daughter of John Philp of ...