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Aufrere, Anthony (1756–1833), translator and antiquary in Europe, was the eldest son of Anthony Aufrere (1730–1814), landowner and magistrate, of Hoveton Hall, Norfolk, and Anna (1735–1816), the only daughter of John Norris (d. 1734), of Witton, Norfolk, and Anna Carthew. His mother was the sister of ...

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Boys, John (bap. 1621, d. 1661), translator and antiquary, was baptized on 14 November 1621 at St Mary Northgate, Canterbury, the only son of John Boys (1590–1640) of Hoad Court, Blean, Kent, and Mary (or Margaret), daughter of Martin Fotherby, bishop of Salisbury...

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Kennett, Basil (1674–1715), antiquary and translator, was born at Postling, Kent, on 21 October 1674, the son of Basil Kennett (d. 1686), vicar of Postling and rector of Dymchurch, and his wife, Mary White. He was educated by his elder brother White Kennett (1660–1728)...

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Stevens, John (c. 1662–1726), translator and antiquary, was born in London, the son of Richard Stevens, page of the backstairs to Queen Catherine of Braganza. In view of his later statement that he was brought up to speak Spanish from infancy, and given that his father had earlier served the ...