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Ashby, George (1724–1808), antiquary and Church of England clergyman, was born in Red Lion Street, Clerkenwell, London, on 5 December 1724, the son of Edmund Ashby (1690–1775), merchant tailor, and his wife, Elizabeth Judith, daughter of Robert Lock of Dinton, Wiltshire. He was educated at ...

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Baker, Thomas (1656–1740), nonjuring Church of England clergyman and antiquary, was born at Crook Hall, Lanchester, co. Durham, on 14 September 1656, the second of the six children of George Baker (d. 1677), of Crook, and his wife, Margaret Forster, of Edderstone...

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Bargrave, John (bap. 1610, d. 1680), Church of England clergyman and collector of curiosities, was baptized at Nonington, Kent, on 18 November 1610. His father, also named John, was the elder brother of Isaac Bargrave and had increased the family fortune derived from tanneries in ...

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Batteley, John (bap. 1646, d. 1708), Church of England clergyman and antiquary, was the eldest son of Nicholas Batteley (d. 1681), apothecary, of Bury St Edmunds, and his wife, Anne. He was baptized in St James's Church there on 18 November 1646, and attended ...

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Bearcroft, Philip (1695–1761), antiquary and Church of England clergyman, was born at Worcester on 21 February 1695 and baptized at St Swithin's in the city on 1 March, the son of Philip Bearcroft. Descended from an ancient Worcestershire family, he was educated at the ...

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Bentham, James (1709–1794), antiquary and Church of England clergyman, was born in Ely, probably on 10 March 1709, and baptized at Ely Cathedral on 17 March. He was the third son of the Revd Samuel Bentham (c.1681–1733), registrar of Ely Cathedral...

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Bingham, George (1715–1800), Church of England clergyman and antiquary, was born on 7 November 1715 at Melcombe, Dorset, where his family had lived for several centuries. He was the sixth son of Richard Bingham, MP at various times for Bridport and for Dorset...

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Blakeway, John Brickdale (1765–1826), Church of England clergyman and antiquary, the eldest son of Joshua Blakeway, of Shrewsbury, and Elizabeth, sister of Matthew Brickdale, merchant and MP in several parliaments for the city of Bristol, was born at Shrewsbury on 24 June 1765. He was educated initially in the free school there (1772–5). From 1775 to 1782 he attended ...

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Brewster, John (1754–1842), Church of England clergyman and antiquary, the son of the Revd Richard Brewster (c.1719–1772), vicar of Heighington in co. Durham, and Isabella Baxter (c.1726–1797), was born on 18 January 1754 in Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne...

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Carte, Samuel (1652–1740), antiquary and Church of England clergyman, was born on 21 October 1652 at Coventry, Warwickshire, the son of Thomas Carte, clothier. He was educated at the free school in Coventry before attending Magdalen College, Oxford, where he graduated BA in 1673 and MA in 1675. He was ordained deacon in 1673 and priest in 1677. His wife, ...

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Chishull, Edmund (1671–1733), Church of England clergyman and antiquary, was born at Eyeworth, Bedfordshire, on 22 March 1671, the son of Paul Chishull, a Church of England clergyman and Bible clerk at Queens' College, Cambridge, and his wife, Sibyl Douglas. He entered Winchester College...

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Coker, John (d. 1631/1635), Church of England clergyman and supposed antiquary, was the third son of Robert Coker (d. 1571/2) of Mappowder, Dorset, and Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Henry Beaumont of Giddesham, Devon. He appears never to have married. He was rector of ...

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Conybeare, John Josias (1779–1824), geologist, antiquary, and Church of England clergyman, was born on 10 June 1779 at St Botolph's rectory, Bishopsgate, London, elder son of the then rector, William Conybeare (1739–1815), and his wife, Margaret Hester Olivier (1764–1806). William Daniel Conybeare (1787–1857)...

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Cordiner, Charles (1746?–1794), Scottish Episcopal clergyman and antiquary, lived most of his life in Banff, and became minister of St Andrew's Chapel there in 1769. Few other biographical details concerning him survive. He died at Banff on 18 November 1794, leaving a widow and eight children. ...

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Darell, William (d. in or after 1580), Church of England clergyman and antiquary, was related to the Darells of Calehill, Little Chart, Kent, who adhered to Rome after the Reformation. Otherwise nothing is known about his family or early life before 1546, when he was presented to ...

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Darnell, William Nicholas (1776–1865), Church of England clergyman and antiquary, was born in Newcastle upon Tyne on 14 March 1776, the only son of William Darnell (1731/2–1813), a wine merchant, and his wife, Frances, daughter of Michael Dawson and widow of William Cook...

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Denne, John (1693–1767), Church of England clergyman and antiquary, was born on 25 May 1693 at Littlebourne, Kent, the eldest son of John Denne, woodreeve to the see of Canterbury. He was educated at the grammar school, Sandwich; the King's School, Canterbury; and at ...

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Dixon, William Henry (1783–1854), Church of England clergyman and antiquary, was born at the vicarage house, Wadworth, Yorkshire, on 2 November 1783, son of the Revd Henry Dixon (1750–1820), vicar of Wadworth, and his first wife, Ann, daughter of the Revd William Mason...

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Ellis, Thomas (1625–1673), antiquary and Church of England clergyman, was born at Ystumllyn, near Cricieth, Caenarvonshire, the son of Griffith Ellis, a landowner. Having matriculated at Jesus College, Oxford, in June 1640, he graduated BA in 1644. That year, according to Anthony Wood...

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Forster, Benjamin (1736–1805), Church of England clergyman and antiquary, was born in Walbrook, London, on 7 August 1736, the third son of Thomas Forster (1698–1743), merchant and a descendant of the Forsters of Etherston and Bamburgh, and his wife, Dorothy (1710–1763), daughter of ...