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Briggs, Henry Perronet (1791–1844), antiquary and subject painter, was born at Walworth, London, the son of John Hobart Briggs (bap. 1760), who held a lucrative position in the Post Office, and his wife, Mary, née Oldham. He was named after his great-grandfather the Methodist minister ...


Hughes, John (1776–1843), Wesleyan Methodist minister and antiquary, the third child of William Hughes, a hatter, and his second wife, Elizabeth, daughter of John and Gwenllian Thomas and sister of John Thomas, vicar of Caerleon, was born on 18 May 1776 at Brecon...


Sir James Allanson Picton (1805–1889) by William Barnes Boadle, 1887 Board of Trustees of the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool)


Picton, Sir James Allanson (1805–1889), antiquary and architect, the son of William Pickton, a joiner and timber merchant, was born in Highfield Street, Liverpool, on 2 December 1805. After an elementary education at Richard Prior's school, Church Lane, St Peter's, Liverpool, he entered his father's business at the age of thirteen. A few years later he joined the office of ...


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Rendle, William (1811–1893), antiquary, was born in the village of Millbrook, Cornwall, on 18 February 1811, the eldest of at least five children of William Rendle (1787-1867), a cooper, of Polperro, near Fowey, Cornwall, and his second wife, Mary (1787/8-1849...