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Bolton [Boulton], Edmund Mary (b. 1574/5, d. in or after 1634), antiquary and historian, was born in 1574 or 1575, according to an impress in his own hand styled 'Edmundus Maria Boltonus, aetatis 47, 1622' (BL, MS Harl. 6521, fol. 152...

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Sir John Thomas Gilbert (1829–1898) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gilbert, Sir John Thomas (1829–1898), historian and antiquary, was born at 23 Jervis Street, Dublin, on 23 January 1829, the son of John Gilbert (d. 1833), an English protestant of Devon origin, who had established himself in Dublin in the Spanish wine trade, and who for many years held the post of consul at ...

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Joyce, Patrick Weston (1827–1914), educationist and antiquarian, was born at Ballyorgan on the northern side of the Ballyhoura Hills in the barony of Coshlea in the south-east of co. Limerick, Ireland. He was one of eight male children of Garrett Joyce (b...

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Thynne, Francis (1545?–1608), herald and antiquary, came of a family which also sometimes used the name Boteville, claiming descent in the early seventeenth century from a Ralph Botevile of Church Stretton, Shropshire. The only son of William Thynne, the editor of Chaucer...

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Wyrley, William (1565–1618), antiquary and herald, was born, according to his own account, at Seal, Leicestershire, the son of Augustine Wyrley of Netherseal and his wife, Mary, daughter of William Charnelles of Snarestone in the same county, and the grandson of William Wyrley...