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Stanley Lane-Poole

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Bayley, Sir Edward Clive (1821–1884), administrator in India and antiquary, son of Edward Clive Bayley, of the Bayleys of Hope Hall, Eccles, Lancashire, and his wife, Margaret, daughter of James Fenton, was born in St Petersburg on 17 October 1821. His father's younger brother, ...

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George Chalmers (bap. 1742, d. 1825) by Henry Edridge, 1809 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Chalmers, George (bap. 1742, d. 1825), antiquary and political writer, was born in Fochabers, Moray, and baptized there on 26 December 1742, the son of James Chalmers, postmaster at Fochabers, and his wife, Isabella Ruddock. He attended the parish school of Bellie and later appears to have studied at ...

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Sir Robert Bruce Cotton, first baronet (1571–1631) by unknown artist, 1629 © Copyright The British Museum

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Cotton, Sir Robert Bruce, first baronet (1571–1631), antiquary and politician, was born at Denton, Huntingdonshire, on 22 January 1571, and baptized there five days later. He was the eldest son of Thomas Cotton (b. in or before 1544, d. 1592), of Conington, Huntingdonshire...

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Dawkins, James (1722–1757), antiquary and Jacobite sympathizer, was born in Jamaica, the eldest of four sons of Henry Dawkins (1698–1744) of Clarendon, Jamaica, a wealthy sugar planter, and his wife, Elizabeth (1697?–1757), third daughter of Edward Pennant of Clarendon, chief justice of the island, and his wife, ...

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William Dickinson (bap. 1756, d. 1822) by William Holl, pubd 1801 (after William P. Sherlock) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Dickinson, William (bap. 1756, d. 1822), antiquary and political manager, was baptized William Dickinson Rastall at St Mary's, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, on 15 June 1756, the only son of the Revd Dr William Rastall (1724–1788) and his wife, Mary Allgood of Branton, Northumberland. His father, who in 1774 became vicar-general of the chapter of ...

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Farley, Abraham (bap. 1712, d. 1791), exchequer official and antiquary, was born in Kent, probably at Linton, where he was baptized in August 1712. He was the son of Abraham and Sarah Farley, of Linton, who had at least two other children, a son, ...

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Frederick, Sir Charles (1709–1785), politician and antiquary, was born on 21 December 1709 in Madras, the third son of Sir Thomas Frederick (1681–1730), at that time a member of the council of Fort St George, on the east coast of India, and of ...

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Gray, Charles (bap. 1696, d. 1782), lawyer, politician, and antiquary, was born in Church Street, Colchester, and baptized on 20 September 1696 at St Nicholas's, Colchester, the only son and elder child of George Gray (1677/8–1747), a glazier, and his wife, Elizabeth (...

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Gray, Sir James, second baronet (c. 1708–1773), diplomatist and antiquary, was the elder son of James Gray (d. 1722), a courtier, who was created first baronet on 5 March 1707 by Queen Anne, and his wife, Hester Dodd (c.1684–1781). The snobbish ...

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John Hooker (c. 1527–1601) by unknown artist, 1601 Exeter City Museums & Art Gallery

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Hooker [Vowell], John (c. 1527–1601), antiquary and civic administrator, was born at Bourbridge Hall, Exeter, the second son of Robert Vowell or Hooker of Exeter (b. in or before 1466, d. 1537) and his third wife, Agnes Doble (1502?–1537) of Woodbridge, Suffolk...

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Jones, Harry Longueville (1806–1870), inspector of schools and antiquary, son of Edward Jones of Oswestry and his wife, Charlotte Elizabeth Stephens, was born in Piccadilly, London, on 16 April 1806. His father was the second son of Captain Thomas Jones of Wrexham, who adopted the additional name of ...

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Jones, John Pike (1791–1857), political activist and antiquary, eldest son of John Jones, a mercer at Chudleigh, Devon, and his wife, Mary Pike, was born at Chudleigh on 25 February 1791. On 4 July 1809 he was admitted as sizar at Pembroke College, Cambridge...

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Leigh, Egerton (1815–1876), antiquary and politician, was born on 17 March 1815 at Broadwell Manor House, Gloucestershire, the only son of Egerton Leigh (1779–1865) of West Hall, High Leigh, Cheshire, and his wife, Wilhelmina Sarah (d. 1849), daughter of George Stratton of ...

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F. G. Kenyon

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Leighton, Stanley (1837–1901), politician and antiquary, was the second son of Sir Baldwin Leighton (1805–1871), of Loton Park, Shropshire, seventh baronet, an authority on economic policy, and his wife, Mary, daughter and eventual heir of Thomas Netherton Parker of Sweeney Hall, Oswestry, the author of several pamphlets on rural economy. He was born at ...

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Andrew Lumisden (1720–1801) by James Tassie, 1784 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Lumisden, Andrew (1720–1801), Jacobite politician and antiquary, was the only son of William Lumisden (1688–1756), an Edinburgh law agent and burgess, and Mary (d. 1755), daughter of Robert Bruce, a merchant of the same city; and the grandson of another Andrew Lumisden...