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Basire, Isaac, de Preaumont (bap. 1608, d. 1676), Church of England clergyman and traveller, the son of Jean Basire, advocate and minor noble, and his wife, Judith le Macherier (d. 1626), was baptized at the Huguenot church in Rouen, France, in 1608. Little is known of his early years, but he was a student at the ...

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Bernard [Bernard Sapiens] (fl. c. 865–870), cleric and traveller, was the subject of misidentifications in the early seventeenth century, being described as English by John Pits and as Scottish by Thomas Dempster; the latter asserts that Bernard had been abbot of Holywood in ...

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Brome, James (1651/2–1719), Church of England clergyman and travel writer, was born in Cambridge, the son of William Brome. He was educated at Newark School until 1663, then at King Edward VI Free Grammar School, Bury St Edmunds, being admitted sizar at Christ's College, Cambridge...

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Burnaby, Andrew (1732–1812), Church of England clergyman and traveller, was born at Asfordby, Leicestershire, on 16 August 1732, the eldest son of Andrew Burnaby (1702–1776) of Brampton Manor, Huntingdonshire, and his wife, Hannah (d. 1757), daughter of George Beaumont of Darton, Yorkshire...

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Busino, Horatio [Orazio] (fl. 1617–1621), Roman Catholic priest and visitor to England, was the rector of Piazzola, a small town north-west of Padua, the location of a grand palace belonging to the Contarini family. In 1617 Pietro Contarini was appointed Venetian ambassador to the court of ...

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Campbell, Thomas (1733–1795), Church of Ireland clergyman and traveller, was born on 4 May 1733 at Glack, co. Tyrone, the eldest son of Moses Campbell, curate to the archdeacon of Armagh and afterwards rector of the parish of Killeshill, and Elizabeth Johnston of ...

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Fraser, James (1634–1709), Scottish Episcopal clergyman and traveller, was, according to his own account, born on 1 January 1634, almost certainly in Kirkhill, 7 miles to the west of Inverness (Fraser, Chronicles, 268). He was one of twenty-four children of the ...

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Gawen, Thomas (1612–1684), religious writer and traveller, son of Thomas Gawen, a Church of England minister of Bristol city, was born at Marshfield, Gloucestershire. He was admitted a scholar of Winchester College in 1625. In 1632 he was made perpetual fellow of New College, Oxford...

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Grubb, Wilfrid Barbrooke (1865–1930), missionary and explorer in Paraguay, was born at Ferryhill, Liberton, Edinburgh, on 11 August 1865, the third of five children of John Barbrooke Grubb (1823–1893), chemist, and his wife, Ann Mary Lang (1825–1916). He was of Scottish descent, though both parents were by birth English and by denomination Anglican. He was educated at ...

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Kinsey, William Morgan (1788–1851), Church of England clergyman and traveller, born at Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, was son of Robert Morgan Kinsey, solicitor and banker at Abergavenny, and Caroline Hannah, his wife, daughter of Sir James Harington, bt. He matriculated at Oxford on 28 November 1805, became a scholar of ...

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Lansdell, Henry (1841–1919), Church of England clergyman and traveller, was born in Tenterden, Kent, on 10 January 1841, the eldest son of Henry Lansdell, schoolmaster, and his wife, Julia, née Woodward. Educated by his father and, between 1865 and 1867, at St John's College of Divinity, Highgate...

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Lassels [Lascelles], Richard (c. 1603–1668), Roman Catholic priest and travel writer, was the younger son of a Catholic gentleman, William Lascelles of Brackenborough in Yorkshire, and grandson of Sir Thomas Lascelles, a member of the council of the north; his mother was Elizabeth Tunstall...

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Charles Livingstone (1821–1873) by unknown photographer, 1860s David Livingstone Centre, Blantyre / National Trust for Scotland

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Livingstone, Charles (1821–1873), missionary and traveller in Africa, younger brother of David Livingstone, was born at Blantyre in Lanarkshire on 28 February 1821, the son of Neil Livingstone and his wife, Agnes Hunter. He attended the local school and worked with his brother in the cotton factory of ...

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Alfred Hyman Louis (1829–1915) by Histed © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Louis, Alfred Hyman (1829–1915), scholar and visionary vagrant, was born in 1829 in Birmingham, the eldest son of Hyman Tobias (or Tobar) Louis, a well-to-do merchant, and his wife, Maria. At fifteen he entered King Edward's School, Birmingham, where he began long friendships with ...

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Sir Henry Simpson Lunn (1859–1939) by Sir Benjamin Stone, 1894 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lunn, Sir Henry Simpson (1859–1939), worker for ecclesiastical reunion and travel agent, was born on 30 July 1859 at Bridge Street, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, the eldest son of Henry Lunn, greengrocer and lay preacher, and Susanna, daughter of Simpson Green, of Horncastle. His parents were both Wesleyan Methodists. He was educated at ...

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Maundrell, Henry (bap. 1665, d. 1701), Church of England clergyman and traveller in the Middle East, was the son of Robert Maundrell of Compton Bassett, near Calne, Wiltshire, where he was baptized on 23 December 1665. In the register of Exeter College, Oxford...

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Musgrave, George Musgrave (1798–1883), Church of England clergyman and travel writer, was born in the parish of St Marylebone, Middlesex, on 1 July 1798, the eldest son of George Musgrave (1769–1861) of Marylebone and of Shillington Manor, Bedfordshire, married on 19 August 1790 to ...