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Thoresby, Ralph (1658–1725), antiquary and topographer, was born on 16 August 1658 at Kirkgate, Leeds, the son of John Thoresby (1626–1679), a wool merchant of that city who had served in the parliamentarian army under Fairfax, and his wife, Ruth (d. 1669)...

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Ralph Thoresby (1658–1725) by George Vertue, 1712 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Weld, Isaac (1774–1856), topographical writer, born in Fleet Street, Dublin, on 15 March 1774, was the eldest son of Isaac Weld (d. 1824) and his first wife, Elizabeth Kerr, and the half-brother of Charles Richard Weld. His great-great-grandfather, the Revd Edmund Weld (...