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Anslay, Brian (d. 1536), administrator and translator, about whose parentage and origins little is known, participated, as yeoman of the wine cellar, in Henry VII's funeral procession and in Henry VIII's coronation ceremonies in 1509. In 1521 his translation of Christine de Pisan's...

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Aylesbury, William (bap. 1612, d. 1656), translator and government official, was baptized at St Margaret, Lothbury, London, on 13 July 1612, the eldest son of Sir Thomas Aylesbury, baronet (1579/80–1658), and his wife, Anne Darell, née Denman (1589–1661). On 18 July 1628 he matriculated from ...

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Evelyn, John (1655–1699), translator and government official, was born on 14 January 1655, at Sayes Court, Deptford, Kent, the third but eldest surviving son of the diarist, John Evelyn (1620–1706) and his wife, Mary Evelyn (c. 1635–1709), daughter of Sir Richard Browne, of ...

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Hughes, William Little (1822–1887), translator and civil servant, was born in Dublin, the son of William Hughes and his wife, Margaret, née Acheson. As a young man he settled in Paris, becoming a clerk in the foreign press department of the ministry of the interior...

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Painter, William (1540?–1594), translator and administrator, may have come from a Kentish family. The Dictionary of National Biography suggests his father may have been William Painter, a woolcomber who applied for the freedom of London about 1543; Ashley states that Painter's father was headmaster of ...