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John Fraser

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Rhŷs [formerly Rees], Sir John (1840–1915), Celtic scholar, was born John Rees at Aberceiro-fach, Ponterwyd, Cardiganshire, on 21 June 1840, the eldest son of Hugh Rees (d. 1886), a farmer and lead miner, and his wife, Jane Mason (d. 1863)...


Sir John Rhŷs (1840–1915) by James Russell & Sons © National Portrait Gallery, London


Stokes, Whitley (1830–1909), Celtic scholar, was born at 5 Merrion Square, Dublin, on 28 February 1830, the eldest of nine children of William Stokes (1804–1878) and his Glasgow-born wife, Mary Black, who had married at Gorbals, Lanarkshire, two years previously; the physician ...