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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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Charles Dawson (1864–1916) by Maull & Fox © The Natural History Museum, London

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Frank Spencer

revised by Mark Pottle

Dawson, Charles (1864–1916), palaeontologist and antiquary, was born on 11 July 1864 at Fulkeith Hall, Lancashire, the second of the four children (he had two brothers and a sister) of Hugh Dawson, barrister, and his wife, Mary Anne Chaffer. By 1873 his father had moved to ...

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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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Lukis, Frederick Corbin (1788–1871), antiquary and natural historian, was born on 24 February 1788 at La Grange, St Peter Port, Guernsey, the last of the four children of John Lukis (1753–1832), captain in the Royal Guernsey militia, and Sarah Collings (1749–1816). His father having made a substantial income from privateering and from the lucrative wine trade, the family had a fine house built in the elegant ...

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Pleydell, John Clavell Mansel- [formerly John Clavell Mansel] (1817–1902), natural historian and antiquary, was born John Clavell Mansel on 4 December 1817, the eldest son of Colonel John Mansel (1776–1863) of Smedmore, Dorset, and his wife, Louisa (d. 1863), fourth daughter of ...

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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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G. S. Boulger

revised by Peter Davis

Wallis, John (1714–1793), antiquary and natural historian, the son of John Wallis (or Wallace) of Croglin, Cumberland, was born at Castlenook in South Tynedale, Northumberland. He matriculated from Queen's College, Oxford, on 3 February 1733, graduated BA in 1737, and proceeded MA in 1740. Having taken orders, he held a curacy for a few years in ...

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John Woodward (1665/16681668–1728) by William Humphrey, pubd 1774 Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Woodward, John (1665/1668–1728), physician, natural historian, and antiquary, was born on 1 May 1665, or possibly 1668, in a village (possibly Wirksworth) in Derbyshire; he may have been of a Gloucestershire family and his mother's maiden surname may have been Burdett. At sixteen he was apprenticed to a ...