Blount, Thomas (1618–1679), antiquary and lexicographer, was born at Bordesley Park, Worcestershire, the eldest of the three sons and five daughters of Miles Blount (c.1585–1663), gentleman, and his wife, Anne (d. 1669), daughter of William Bustard of Adderbury. Both his parents were from strongly Catholic families and his adherence to the religion was to affect his life profoundly. It is not known where he was first educated, but he did not attend a university, and his choice of a legal training—he entered the ...
Burton, William (1609–1657), antiquary and philologist, was born in Austin Friars, London, the son of William Burton of Atcham in Shropshire. Educated at St Paul's School, he went to Queen's College, Oxford, at Easter 1625. His proficiency in Greek attracted the notice of ...
revised by J. A. Marchand
Drake, William (bap. 1723, d. 1801), antiquary and philologist, was the second surviving son of Francis Drake (bap. 1696, d. 1771), historian, and Mary Woodyear (1692/3–1728), third daughter of George Woodyear of Crook Hill, near Doncaster. He was born in York and baptized at ...
revised by Michael Erben
Duckett, Sir George Floyd, third baronet (1811–1902), antiquary and lexicographer, born at 15 Spring Gardens, Westminster, London, on 27 March 1811, was the eldest child of Sir George Duckett, second baronet (1777–1856), MP for Lymington (1807–12), and his first wife, Isabella (1781–1844), the daughter of ...
Elworthy, Frederick Thomas (1830–1907), philologist and antiquary, eldest son of Thomas Elworthy of Wellington, Somerset, woollen manufacturer, and his wife, Jane, daughter of William Chorley of Quarm, near Dunster, Somerset, was born at Wellington on 10 January 1830, and was educated at a private school at ...
T. W. Bayne
revised by John D. Haigh
Jamieson, John (1759–1838), antiquary and philologist, was born in Glasgow on 5 March 1759, the son of the Revd John Jamieson, an Anti-Burgher minister, and his wife, née Cleland. He was educated at a school kept by his father's precentor (to 1765), at the ...
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Mores, Edward Rowe (1730–1778), antiquary and historian of printing, was born on 13 January 1730 in Tunstall, Kent, the son of the Revd Edward Mores (d. 1740), rector of Tunstall, and Sarah Windsor, of London. He was a descendant of two lord mayors of ...
J. E. Lloyd
revised by Glenda Carr
Pughe, William Owen [pseud. Idrison] (1759–1835), antiquary and lexicographer, was born William Owen at Tyn-y-bryn in the parish of Llanfihangel-y-Pennant, Merioneth, on 7 August 1759. He was the son of John Owen (1712–1800) of Rhiwywerfa, near Abergynolwyn, and his wife, Anne Owen (1733–1811)...