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Ainslie, Sir Robert, first baronet (1729/30–1812), diplomatist and numismatist, was the third son of George Ainslie (d. 1773), merchant, and his wife, Jean, daughter of Sir Philip Anstruther of Anstrutherfield, Fife. He grew up with his two brothers and five sisters in ...


A. A. Brodribb

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Bergne, John Brodribb (1800–1873), civil servant and numismatist, was descended from a family originally of Auvergne, France, but settled in England since the French Revolution; he was born at Kensington. Having entered the Foreign Office in January 1817 he was for some time attached as clerk to the ...