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James Byres of Tonley (1734–1817) by John Bogle, pubd 1782 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Byres, James, of Tonley (1734–1817), antiquary and architect, was born on 7 May 1734 at Tonley, his family's estate in the parish of Tough, Aberdeenshire; he was the first of the seven children of Patrick Byres (b. 1713), laird of Tonley, and of his wife, ...


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Willson, Edward James (1787–1854), antiquary and architect, was born at Lincoln on 21 June 1787, the eldest son of William Willson of Lincoln, a local builder and cabinet-maker, and his wife, Clarissa, daughter of William Tenney. Robert William Willson was his younger brother. He was brought up a Roman Catholic, and, after education at ...