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Ainslie, George Robert (1776–1839), army officer and numismatist, was born near Edinburgh, the eldest son of Sir Philip Ainslie and his wife, the Hon. Elizabeth Gray, fifth daughter of John, twelfth Lord Gray. He entered the army as an ensign in the 19th regiment...

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Beamish, North Ludlow (1797–1872), army officer, writer, and antiquary, was the third son of William Beamish of Beaumont House, co. Cork, and his wife, Anne Jane Margaret, daughter of Robert De-la-Cour of Short Castle, co. Cork. The family claimed descent from one of the followers of ...

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Duleep Singh, Prince Frederick Victor (1868–1926), army officer and antiquarian, was born on 23 January 1868 at 99 Onslow Square, Kensington, London, the third son and third of seven children of Duleep Singh (1838–1893), the former maharaja of Lahore, deposed following the conquest of the ...

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Fox, Charles Richard (1796–1873), army officer and numismatist, eldest child of Henry Richard Vassall Fox, third Baron Holland (1773–1840), and Elizabeth Vassall Fox (1771?–1845), daughter of Richard Vassall, was born on 6 November 1796 at Brompton Park House, London, eight months before his mother's divorce from ...

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H. M. Chichester

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Harding, William (1792–1886), antiquary and army officer, third son of Robert Harding (d. 1804) of Upcott, Pilton, Barnstaple, Devon, and his wife, Dionisia, daughter of Sir Bourchier Wrey, bt, of Tawstock, was born on 16 August 1792. He was educated at Blundell's School, Tiverton...

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Myers, William Joseph (1858–1899), army officer and collector of antiquities, was born near Primrose Hill, London, on 4 August 1858, the eldest son of Thomas Borron Myers (1826–1882) of Porters Park, near Shenley, south Hertfordshire, and his wife, Margaret Storie, daughter of Henry Melvill...

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O'Gorman, Thomas, Chevalier O'Gorman in the French nobility (1732–1809), army officer in the French service and antiquary, was born on 16 September 1732 at Castletown, co. Clare, Ireland, the son of Matthew O'Gorman or MacGorman (1705–1740) and Margaret O'Loughlin, daughter of Donogh O'Loughlin...

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Oughton, Sir (James) Adolphus Dickenson (bap. 1719, d. 1780), army officer and antiquary, was baptized at St Giles-in-the-Fields, London, on 27 October 1719, the illegitimate son of Colonel Sir Adolphus Oughton baronet (1684/5–1736), army officer and politician, and Miss Frances Dickenson (...

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Scott, Sir James Sibbald David, third baronet (1814–1885), antiquary and army officer, born at Egham on 14 June 1814, was the eldest son of Sir David Scott, baronet (1782–1851), of Egham, nephew and successor of Sir James Sibbald of the East India Company's...

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Shuckburgh, Sir Richard (1596–1656), royalist army officer and antiquary, was the second son of John Shuckburgh (d. 1631), gentleman, of Shuckburgh, Warwickshire, and his wife, Margery (d. 1629), eldest daughter of Richard Middlemore of Edgbaston, Warwickshire. He was educated at Lincoln College, Oxford...

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Symonds, Richard (bap. 1617, d. 1660), royalist soldier and antiquary, was baptized at Black Notley, near Braintree, Essex, on 12 June 1617, the eldest son of Edward Symonds (d. 1636) and his wife, Anne (d. 1641), the daughter of Joshua Draper...

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Taylor, Silas (1624–1678), parliamentarian army officer and antiquary, was born on 16 July 1624 at Harley, near Much Wenlock, Shropshire, the eldest son of Silvanus Taylor, a 'grand Oliverian' (Wood, Ath. Oxon., 1st edn, 1691–2, 464). Wood says that Taylor's surname was ...

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J. C. Wedgwood

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Wrottesley, George (1827–1909), army officer and antiquary, born at 5 Powys Place, London, on 15 June 1827, was the third son of John Wrottesley, second Baron Wrottesley (1798–1867), a landowner and astronomer, and Sophia Elizabeth (d. 1880), third daughter of Thomas Giffard...