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Bartlet, Benjamin (1714–1787), numismatist and topographer, was born on 1 September 1714 at Bradford, Yorkshire, the only son of Benjamin Bartlet (1678–1759), bookseller and apothecary, and his second wife, Elizabeth Green (1684–1751). The family were Quakers: his grandfather and father suffered the seizure of goods for absenting themselves from the parish church; and ...

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Leake, William Martin [known as Colonel Leake] (1777–1860), topographer and numismatist, was born on 14 January 1777 in Bolton Row, Piccadilly, London, the second son and third child of John Martin Leake (1739–1836) and his wife, Mary (d. 1821), daughter of ...