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J. A. Hamilton

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Cooper, Charles Purton (1793–1873), lawyer and antiquary, was the son of Charles Cooper, linen draper, of St Dunstan, Kent, and Fleet Street, London. He was educated at Wadham College, Oxford, where he matriculated in 1810 and was a contemporary of Richard Bethell, first Lord Westbury...


Charlotte Fell-Smith

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Rothe, Robert (1550–1622), lawyer and antiquary, was born on 28 April 1550, the eldest son of David Rothe (d. in or after 1567) of Kilkenny, Ireland, and his wife, Anstace, daughter of Patrick Archer, also of Kilkenny. He was first cousin to ...


Richard White (1539–1611) by Lodovico Leoni, 1568 © Copyright The British Museum


White, Richard (1539–1611), antiquary and jurist, was born in Basingstoke in 1539, the son of Henry White, who died at the siege of Boulogne in 1544, and of his wife, Agnes, daughter of Richard Capelin of Southampton. In 1553 White entered Winchester College...