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Collingwood, William Gershom (1854–1932), author, artist, and antiquary, was born on 6 August 1854 at 87 Chatham Street, Liverpool, the eldest son of the artist William Collingwood (1819–1903), of the Royal Watercolour Society, and his wife, Marie Imhoff (d. 1873) of Arbon, Switzerland...

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Fairholt, Frederick William (bap. 1813, d. 1866), artist and antiquary, was born in London and baptized on 18 July 1813 at St Anne's, Soho, the sixteenth and only surviving child of a Prussian immigrant, whose name, Fahrholz, was Anglicized when he settled in ...

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Thomas Kerrich (1748–1828) self-portrait, 1774 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Kerrich, Thomas (1748–1828), artist and antiquary, was born at the vicarage, Dersingham, Norfolk, on 4 February 1748, the only son of Samuel Kerrich (1696–1768), vicar of Dersingham and rector of Wolferton and West Newton, Norfolk, and his second wife, Barbara (1706–1762), elder daughter of ...

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Throsby, John (1740–1803), antiquary and artist, was born in the parish of St Martin's, Leicester, on 21 December 1740, the eldest son of Nicholas Throsby (bap. 1700, d. 1782), a tailor and alderman of Leicester who was the younger son of Robert and Ann Throsby...

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Tyson, Michael (1740–1780), antiquary and artist, was born on 18 November 1740 at Stamford, Lincolnshire, the only child of Michael Tyson (1711–1794), rector of St George's and afterwards dean of Stamford and archdeacon of Huntingdon, and his first wife, Elizabeth Walburge, née Curtis...

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Watkins, Alfred (1855–1935), archaeologist and inventor of photographic equipment, was born on 27 January 1855 at the Imperial Hotel, Widemarsh Street, Hereford, the third of the ten children of Charles Watkins (1821–1888), a prosperous local farmer, miller, brewer, and hotel owner, and his wife, ...

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Wilkinson, Sir Nevile Rodwell (1869–1940), army officer, artist, and herald, was born on 26 October 1869 at Highgate, Middlesex, the third son of Colonel Josiah Wilkinson, a barrister practising at the parliamentary bar, and his wife, Alice Emma, daughter of Thomas Smith, of ...

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Williams, Denis Joseph Ivan [Dennis] (1923–1998), artist, archaeologist, and novelist, was born on 1 February 1923 in Georgetown, British Guiana, the son of Joseph Alexander Williams, a merchant, and his wife, Isabella, née Adonis, a seamstress and amateur painter, and lady's maid to an expatriate wife. He was originally named ...

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Willyams, Cooper (1762–1816), topographer and artist, born in June 1762, probably at Plaistow House, Essex, was the only son of John Willyams (1707–1779), Royal Navy commander, and his wife, Anne, daughter of Sir Samuel Goodere, and first cousin of the actor and playwright ...