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William Camden (1551–1623) by unknown artist, 1622–3 private collection. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London


Camden, William (1551–1623), historian and herald, was born on 2 May 1551 at the Old Bailey, London, the son of Sampson Camden and his wife, Elizabeth Curwen. Sampson, originally from Lichfield, had settled in London as a painter–stainer, a profession which made a lasting impression on his son and which ...


T. F. Henderson

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Crawfurd, George (b. in or before 1695, d. 1748), genealogist and historian, was the third son of Thomas Crawfurd (b. in or before 1669, d. 1695), landowner of Cartsburn, Renfrewshire. In June 1716 he married Margaret (d. in or after 1748)...