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C. L. Falkiner

revised by P. E. Kell

Archer, William (1830–1897), naturalist and librarian, was born on 6 May 1830 at Maghera, co. Down, the eldest son of the Revd Richard Archer, perpetual curate at Maghera and a member of a family long settled in co. Wexford, and Jane Matilda, daughter of ...

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Gordon Goodwin

revised by Simon Harrison

Barlow, Thomas Worthington (1824–1856), antiquary and naturalist, was born in Cheshire on 9 February 1824, the only son of William Worthington Barlow (1782–1846), a surgeon of Cranage, Cheshire, and his wife, Lucy, daughter of the Revd Thomas Hodges, vicar of Bromfield, Shropshire. Educated for the legal profession, he became a member of ...

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Daines Barrington (1727/88–1800) by Charles Knight, 1795 (after Joseph Slater, 1770) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Barrington, Daines (1727/8–1800), judge, antiquary, and naturalist, was born at Becket in the parish of Shrivenham in Berkshire, the fourth son and fourth of nine children of John Shute Barrington, first Viscount Barrington (1678–1734), barrister and politician, and his wife, Anne (d...

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Borlase, William (1696–1772), antiquary and naturalist, was born on 2 February 1696, the second son of John Borlase (1666–1755), landowner and twice MP for St Ives, and his wife, Lydia (c.1671–1725), youngest daughter of Christopher Harris of Hayne, Devon, at their home, ...

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Bullock, William (bap. 1773, d. 1849), naturalist and antiquary, was baptized on 8 May 1773 at St Andrew's Church, Plymouth, Devon, the son of James Bullock and his second wife, Sibylla, of Bristol, the owners of a travelling waxworks. He had an older half-brother, ...

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Sir John Graham Dalyell, sixth baronet (1775–1851) by Sir John Watson-Gordon photograph by kind permission of The National Trust for Scotland

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Dalyell, Sir John Graham, sixth baronet (1775–1851), antiquary and naturalist, the second son of Sir Robert Dalyell, fourth baronet (1724–1791), an army officer, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1825), the only daughter of Nicol Graham of Gartmore, Perthshire, was born at The Binns, Linlithgowshire...

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Davies, Robert (1658–1710), naturalist and antiquary, was born on 15 March 1658, probably at Gwysane, Flintshire, one of eight children of Mutton Davies (1634–1684) and his wife, Elizabeth Wilbraham (1641–1678). His father was a great traveller and significantly improved his house and gardens at ...

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Gordon Goodwin

revised by Alexander Goldbloom

Hogg, John (1800–1869), classical scholar and naturalist, was born on 21 March 1800 at Norton near Durham, the second of four sons (there were also two daughters) of John Hogg (1761–1823), barrister, and his wife, Prudentia Jones (c.1767–1838). His brother Thomas Jefferson Hogg...

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Gordon Goodwin

revised by John Whyman

Jacob, Edward (1710?–1788), antiquary and naturalist, was born in Canterbury, the eldest son of Edward Jacob (d. 1756), surgeon and alderman, who served as mayor of Canterbury in 1727–8, and Jane, daughter of Strangford Violl, vicar of Upminster. About 1735 he moved to ...

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Lhuyd [Lhwyd; formerly Lloyd], Edward (1659/60?–1709), naturalist and philologist, was born in the parish of Loppington, Shropshire, the illegitimate son of Edward Lloyd (1635–1681) of Llanforda, Oswestry, and Bridget Pryse of Glanfred, Tal-y-bont, Cardiganshire, the second daughter of Thomas Pryse of Gogerddan...

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Robert Plot (bap. 1640, d. 1696) by William Reader, c. 1672–80 Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Plot, Robert (bap. 1640, d. 1696), naturalist and antiquary, was baptized on 13 December 1640 at Sutton Barne in the parish of Borden, near Sittingbourne, Kent, the son of Robert Plot (d. 1669), who was descended from an old-established Kentish family, and his wife, ...

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Harry Tapley-Soper

revised by Ian Maxted

Rowe, Joshua Brooking (1837–1908), antiquary and naturalist, born at Plymouth on 12 June 1837, was the only son of Joshua Brooking Rowe of Brixton, near Plymouth, a printer and bookseller, and his second wife, Harriett Caroline, daughter of Captain Charles Patey RN. Samuel Rowe (1793–1853)...

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Sarah Wilson

revised by C. M. Fraser

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. ...

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Ure, David (bap. 1749, d. 1798), naturalist and local historian, was born in Glasgow and baptized there on 30 March 1749. He was the eldest of nine children of Patrick Ure (also known as Peter Urie; b. c.1720, d. after 1783), weaver, and his wife, ...