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Anderson, John (1798–1839), genealogist and writer to the signet, was born on 16 August 1798, the eldest of four children of Peter Anderson (1768–1823), a solicitor in Inverness, and his wife, Jessie Thomson (c.1766–1836). Anderson was educated for seven years at the private boarding-school in ...

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Bedford, William Kirkpatrick Riland (1826–1905), antiquary and genealogist, born at Sutton Coldfield rectory on 12 July 1826, was the eldest of five sons of William Riland Bedford (1794/5–1843), rector of Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, and his wife, Grace Campbell, daughter of Charles Sharpe of ...

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Beltz, George Frederick (1774–1841), genealogist, was born on 9 August 1774, the eldest son and second of seven children of George Nicholas Beltz of St George's, Bloomsbury, coal merchant, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1796), only child of Samuel Gutteridge of Purley, Berkshire...

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D. J. O'Donoghue

revised by Sinéad Agnew

Bewley, Sir Edmund Thomas (1837–1908), lawyer and genealogist, was born in Dublin on 11 January 1837, the son of Edward Bewley (1806–1876), licentiate of the Irish colleges both of surgeons and of physicians, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Thomas Mulock (1791–1857) of ...

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T. F. Henderson

revised by Peter Sherlock

Booth, John (bap. 1584, d. 1659), genealogist, was baptized on 10 July 1584 at Swettenham, Cheshire, the eldest child of John Booth of Twemlowe, and his wife, Isabella, daughter of Richard Lowndes of Smallwood. His ancestors had long been landowners in Cheshire, and he succeeded his father at ...

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Brydges, Sir (Samuel) Egerton, first baronet, styled thirteenth Baron Chandos (1762–1837), writer and genealogist, was born at Wootton Court, Wootton, between Canterbury and Dover, on 30 November 1762, the eighth child of Edward Bridges (or Brydges; 1712–1780) and his wife, Jemima (1728–1809), daughter of ...

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Carthew, George Alfred (1807–1882), antiquary and genealogist, was born at Harleston, Norfolk, on 20 June 1807 and baptized privately at Redenhall church the same day. He was the eldest of three sons of George Carthew (bap. 1777, d. 1861), solicitor, of Harleston...

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George Edward Cokayne (1825–1911) by Kay Robertson, 1900 The College of Arms

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Cokayne [formerly Adams], George Edward (1825–1911), genealogist, born at 64 Russell Square, London, on 29 April 1825, was the fourth son and youngest child (in a family of eight) of William Adams (1772–1851), LLD, of Thorpe, Surrey, advocate in Doctors' Commons, and his wife, the ...

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See Crowne, John

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Michael Maclagan

revised by P. W. Hammond

Doubleday, Herbert Arthur (1867–1941), publisher and genealogist, was born at Hamburg, Germany, on 23 November 1867, the second son of the five children of William Bennett Doubleday, a woollen factor of London, and his first wife, Agnes Hannah Newman Fenn, of Beccles. Doubleday...

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Fairfax, Charles (1597–1673), antiquary and genealogist, was born at Denton Hall in the parish of Otley in the West Riding of Yorkshire on 5 March 1597, the seventh and third surviving son of Thomas Fairfax, first Lord Fairfax of Cameron (1560–1640), and his wife, ...

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Vicary Gibbs (1853–1932) by Lafayette, 1927 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gibbs, Vicary (1853–1932), genealogist and gardener, was born at Hampstead, Middlesex, on 12 May 1853, the second surviving son of the prominent banker Henry Hucks Gibbs (1819–1907) and his wife, Louisa Anne (d. 1897), third daughter of Dr William Adams. He was great-great-nephew of the judge ...

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Grimaldi, Stacey, Marquess Grimaldi in the Genoese nobility (1790–1863), antiquary and genealogist, was born in the parish of St James, Westminster, on 18 October 1790. He was the second son of William Grimaldi, Marquess Grimaldi (1751–1830), miniature painter, of Albemarle Street, London, and his wife, ...

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Gruffydd, Owen (c. 1643–1730), Welsh-language poet and genealogist, was born in the parish of Llanystumdwy, Caernarvonshire, where he remained throughout his life. He was a weaver by trade and is said to have been the unacknowledged son of a priest, Gruffydd Owen. Certainly his poetry is that of a convinced churchman. He wrote angrily against ...

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W. P. Courtney

revised by J. A. Marchand

Incledon, Benjamin (bap. 1730, d. 1796), antiquary and genealogist, baptized on 6 June 1730 at Pilton, near Barnstaple, was the second son of Robert Incledon of Pilton House, Barnstaple, and his second wife, Penelope, daughter of John Sanford of Nynehead, Somerset. He was educated at ...

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Gordon Goodwin

revised by William O'Sullivan

Lodge, John (1692–1774), archivist and genealogist, was born at Bolton-le-Sands, Lancashire, and baptized there on 22 January 1693, the son of Edmund Lodge, a farmer. He was educated at Clapham School, Yorkshire, under Mr Ashe, and entered St John's College, Cambridge, on 26 June 1716, graduating BA in 1719–20 and proceeding MA in 1730. He was ordained deacon at ...

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Gordon Goodwin

revised by Michael Erben

Long, Charles Edward (1796–1861), genealogist and antiquary, born on 28 July 1796 at Benham Park, Berkshire, was the elder and only surviving son of Charles Beckford Long (d. 1836) of Langley Hall in the same county and his wife, Frances Monro, daughter and heir of ...

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Longmate, Barak (1737/8–1793), genealogical editor and heraldic engraver, was the only son of Barak Longmate (d. 1763/4), of the parish of St James's, Piccadilly, who was descended from a Lincolnshire family, and his first wife, Elizabeth Weston. His mother seems to have died soon after his birth, and certainly before 29 October 1741, when his father married ...