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George Oliver (1782–1867) by unknown engraver © National Portrait Gallery, London


Oliver, George (1782–1867), antiquary and writer on freemasonry, was born on 5 November 1782 at Papplewick, Nottinghamshire, the eldest son of Samuel Oliver (1756–1847), schoolmaster and, after 1842, rector of Lambley, Nottinghamshire. His mother was Elizabeth, daughter of George Whitehead of Blyth Spital...