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James Ingram (1774–1850) by Thomas Clement Thompson, in or after 1863 The President and Fellows of Trinity College, Oxford

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W. A. Greenhill

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Ingram, James (1774–1850), Old English scholar and antiquary, son of John Ingram (1713/14–1785) and Elizabeth (1734/5–1814), his wife, was born on 21 December 1774 at Codford St Mary, near Salisbury, where his family had owned property for several generations. He was sent to ...

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Langbaine, Gerard (1656–1692), dramatic cataloguer and writer, was born on 15 July 1656 in the parish of St Peter-in-the-East, Oxford, the second of two sons of Gerard Langbaine (1608/9–1658), provost of Queen's College, Oxford, and his wife, Elizabeth (1613–1692), daughter of Charles Sunnybanke...

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Edward Rowe Mores (1730–1778) by J. Mynde (after Richard van Bleeck) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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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 ...

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James Orchard Halliwell- Phillipps (1820–1889) by Ernest Edwards, pubd 1863 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Phillipps, James Orchard Halliwell- (1820–1889), antiquary and literary scholar, was born on 21 June 1820 at 94 Sloane Street, Chelsea, the sixth of the seven children of Thomas Halliwell (1777–1849), a prosperous linen draper from Chorley, Lancashire, and his wife, Charlotte Ann (1789–1849)...

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Somner, William (bap. 1598, d. 1669), antiquary and Anglo-Saxon scholar, was baptized on 5 November 1598 at St Margaret's, Canterbury, one of three sons of William Somner, registrar of the court of Canterbury, and his wife, Anne Winston. His widow and son believed his birth date to be 30 March 1606 (...

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William Somner (bap. 1598, d. 1669) by Michael Burghers, pubd 1693 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Utterson, Edward Vernon (bap. 1777, d. 1856), antiquary and literary editor, was born in Alverstoke, Hampshire and baptized at Gosport on 14 July 1777, the eldest son of John Utterson of Fareham, Hampshire, and his wife, Elizabeth née Rowe. His father was agent for the captors of prizes taken in the East Indies by the naval squadron commanded by ...