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Bateman, Thomas (bap. 1821, d. 1861), archaeologist and antiquary, was baptized on 8 November 1821 at Rowsley, Derbyshire, the only child of William Bateman (1787–1835), antiquary, of Middleton by Youlgreave, Derbyshire, and his wife, Mary (d. 1822), daughter of James Crompton...

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Beveridge, Erskine (1851–1920), textile manufacturer and antiquary, was born on 27 December 1851 at Priory House, Dunfermline, Fife, the eldest of the four children of Erskine Beveridge (1803–1864) and his second wife, Maria Elizabeth Wilson (1816–1873). He was educated at the Free Abbey School, Dunfermline...

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Cunnington, William (1754–1810), antiquary, was born near Gretton, Northamptonshire, the second of five children of John Cunnington (c.1730–1812), a draper or clothier, and his wife, Elizabeth Cooper (1732–c.1820), both natives of Gretton. Having been apprenticed by his father to a draper or clothier in or near ...

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Fisher, Thomas (1772–1836), artist and antiquary, was born on 24 February 1772 in Rochester, Kent, and baptized there on 20 March at the church of St Nicholas. He was the second son of the two sons and one younger daughter of Thomas Fisher (...

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John Ives (1751–1776) by Peter Spendelowe Lamborn, pubd 1822 (after J. S.) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ives, John (1751–1776), antiquary and herald, was born at 65 Middlegate Street, Great Yarmouth, on 14 July 1751, son of John Ives (1719–1793), a rich merchant with several houses there and a country residence at Belton in Suffolk, and Mary Hannott (1718–1790), daughter of ...

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Nicholas, Thomas (1816–1879), educationist and antiquary, was born on 17 February 1816 in Trefgarn, near Solfach, Pembrokeshire. Nothing is known of his parentage and early life. During his youth he contributed to various Welsh periodicals, but the intervention of business interests and evangelical tours meant that it was not until 1841 that he first received formal education at ...

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Picton, Sir James Allanson (1805–1889), antiquary and architect, the son of William Pickton, a joiner and timber merchant, was born in Highfield Street, Liverpool, on 2 December 1805. After an elementary education at Richard Prior's school, Church Lane, St Peter's, Liverpool, he entered his father's business at the age of thirteen. A few years later he joined the office of ...

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Sir James Allanson Picton (1805–1889) by William Barnes Boadle, 1887 Board of Trustees of the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool)

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Weaver, Robert (1773–1852), Congregational minister and antiquary, born at Trowbridge, in Wiltshire, on 23 January 1773, was the son of Richard Weaver, clothier, and his wife, Mary. Aiming at the Congregational ministry, he chose study over the tailoring apprenticeship offered by his father, and entered ...