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Blundell, William (1620–1698), royalist landowner and topographer, was born on 15 July 1620 at Crosby Hall, Little Crosby, Lancashire, the second son of Nicholas Blundell (c.1590–1631) and Jane (d. 1640), daughter of Roger Bradshaigh of Haigh, near Wigan. In 1635 at the age of fifteen he married, in ...

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Robert Clutterbuck (1772–1831) by William Bond (after William Henry Hunt, c. 1815) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Clutterbuck, Robert (1772–1831), local historian and landowner, was born and baptized at Watford House, High Street, Watford, in Hertfordshire, on 28 January 1772. He was the eldest surviving son of Thomas Clutterbuck the younger (1744–1791) and Sarah Thurgood (1749–1788), daughter of Robert and ...

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Frere, John (1740–1807), landowner and antiquary, was born at Westhorpe, Suffolk, on 10 August 1740, the eldest son of Sheppard Frere (1712–1780), landowner, of Thwaite, Suffolk, and his wife, Susanna (1709/10–1779), daughter of John Hatley of London and Kirby Hall, Essex. He was educated at a private school kept by the ...

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Sir (Richard) Colt Hoare, second baronet (1758–1838) by Samuel Woodforde, 1795 [left, with his son] National Trust Photographic Library / John Hammond

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Hoare, Sir (Richard) Colt, second baronet (1758–1838), landowner and antiquary, was born on 9 December 1758 at Barn Elms, Barnes, Surrey, the eldest son of Sir Richard Hoare, first baronet (1735–1787), banker, and Anne Hoare (1737–1759), known as Nanny, daughter of Henry Hoare (1705–1785)...

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Howard, Henry (1757–1842), landowner and antiquary, was born at Corby Castle, Cumberland, on 2 July 1757, the eldest son of Philip Howard (1730–1810) of Corby Castle, religious writer, and Anne, daughter of Henry Witham of Cliff, Yorkshire. His was a Roman Catholic family: his father wrote a ...

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Howard, Lord William (1563–1640), antiquary and landowner, was born at Audley End, Essex, on 19 December 1563, the younger son of Thomas Howard, fourth duke of Norfolk (1538–1572), and his second wife, Margaret (1540–1564), only daughter and heir Thomas, Lord Audley of Walden...

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Merrick, Rice [Rhys Meurug] (c. 1520–1587), landowner and antiquary, was descended from one of the native Welsh families of Miskin, according to bardic tradition and the genealogical tracts. His contemporary the Glamorgan bard Dafydd Benwyn maintained that he was the son of Meurug ap Hywel ap Philip...

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More [Moore], Sir Thomas Laurence de la (fl. 1327–1358), landowner and supposed chronicler, was the son of John Laurence de la More and a kinsman (nepos), possibly nephew, of Archbishop John Stratford (c. 1275–1348). Thomas's wife was called Isabel, a name also borne by ...

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Quin, Edwin Richard Windham Wyndham-, third earl of Dunraven and Mount Earl (1812–1871), landowner and archaeologist, was born on 19 May 1812 in London. He was the only son of Windham Henry Wyndham-Quin, second earl of Dunraven and Mount Earl (1782–1850), and his wife, ...

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Thorold, Sir John, ninth baronet (1734–1815), landowner and book collector, was born on 18 December 1734, the eldest son of Sir John Thorold, eighth baronet (1703–1775), landowner and Methodist preacher, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1779), daughter and coheir of Samuel Ayton...

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Turnor, Edmund (bap. 1754, d. 1829), landowner and antiquary, was baptized on 14 December 1754 at the church of St Mary Magdalene, Lincoln, the eldest son of Edmund Turnor (1719/20–1805), landowner, and Mary Disney (1731/2–1818) of Stoke Rochford, Lincolnshire. His mother was the only daughter of ...

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Weld, Thomas (1750–1810), landowner and benefactor, was born on 24 August 1750 at Lulworth Castle, Dorset, the fourth son of Edward Weld (1705–1761) and Mary, née Vaughan (1713–1754). The Weld family originally came from Cheshire and bought the Lulworth estate, including the castle (built in 1610) from the ...

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Sir John Wynn, first baronet (1553–1627) by unknown artist, 1619 © Mostyn Estates Ltd.

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Wynn, Sir John, first baronet (1553–1627), landowner and antiquary, was born at Gwydir, Llanrwst, the eldest son of a landowner, Morris Wynn (b. in or before 1520, d. 1580) [see under Wynn family], and Jane, daughter of Sir Richard Bulkeley of ...