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Lynegar, Charles [Cormac Ó Luinín] (fl. 1708–1731), Irish-language scholar and antiquary, was probably born in co. Fermanagh, Ireland, the son of Matha Bán Ó Luinín. The self-styled (ardollamh Éireann'chief master of bardic learning in Ireland'), he belonged to the last generation of (...

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Tonkin, Thomas (bap. 1678, d. 1741/2), antiquary and Cornish scholar, was born at Trevaunance, St Agnes, Cornwall, and baptized in the parish church there on 26 September 1678, the eldest son of Hugh Tonkin (1652–1711), landowner, and his first wife, Frances (1662–1691), daughter of ...

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Williams, Robert (1810–1881), Celtic scholar and antiquary, was born at Conwy, Caernarvonshire, on 29 June 1810, the second son of Robert Williams, perpetual curate of Llandudno. He attended Beaumaris and Shrewsbury schools, before matriculating as servitor on 10 June 1828 from Christ Church, Oxford...