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Piers, Sir Henry, first baronet (1628–1691), chorographer and natural historian, was the son of Sir William Piers and his wife, Martha, daughter of Sir James Ware (d. 1632) and sister of Sir James Ware (1594–1666). His grandfather Sir Henry Piers (d....


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Tate, George (1805–1871), topographer and naturalist, born on 21 May 1805 in Alnwick, was the son of Ralph Tate (1781–1827), builder and draper, and brother of Thomas Tate the educationist. He was a freeman of Alnwick by patrimony, and attended the borough and grammar schools there. Subsequently he worked as a linen draper, and in 1848 he was appointed postmaster, an office he held until a fortnight before his death. ...