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Stevenson, Joseph (1806–1895), historian, archivist, and Church of England clergyman, was born on 27 November 1806 at Berwick upon Tweed, the eldest son of Robert Stevenson, surgeon, and his wife, Elizabeth Wilson. He had two sisters. After his first schooling at Witton-le-Wear he entered the grammar school attached to ...

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Joseph Stevenson (1806–1895) by Charles Matthew, c. 1889 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Swalwell, Thomas (d. 1539), Benedictine monk and archivist, became a monk of Durham Cathedral priory about 1483. In 1486 he is recorded as a scholar at Durham College, Oxford, where he qualified as a doctor in theology in 1503. His notes for lectures on ...

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Turnbull, William Barclay David Donald (1811–1863), archivist and antiquary, was born on 6 February 1811 in St James's Square, Edinburgh, the only child of Walter Turnbull (d. 1819), armiger, from Hanover in Jamaica and later of Leven Lodge, near Edinburgh, and Torryburn, Fife...

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William Barclay David Donald Turnbull (1811–1863) by James Archer Ashmolean Museum, Oxford