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Bowes, Sir Martin (1496/7–1566), goldsmith and mayor of London, was born in York in the parish of St Cuthbert, Peaseholme. Despite his disclaimer in 1549 that at the time of his going thirty-eight years previously to London at the age of fourteen (...

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Clayton, John (1792–1890), civic leader and antiquary, was born on 10 June 1792 at Newcastle upon Tyne, the fourth child and third son of Nathaniel Clayton (1760–1832), town clerk and solicitor, and his wife, Dorothy, née Atkinson (1764–1827), daughter of George and Bridget Atkinson...

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Waterhouse, Sir Ellis Kirkham (1905–1985), art historian and administrator, was born in Lynwood Avenue, Epsom, Surrey, on 16 February 1905, the only child of (Percy) Leslie Waterhouse, architect, and his wife, Eleanor (d. 1905), daughter of William Margetson of Streatham. From Marlborough College...

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Weaver, Sir Lawrence Walter William (1876–1930), civil servant and architectural writer, was born at Clifton, Bristol, on 2 July 1876, the only child of Walter Weaver and his wife, Frances Mary Taylor. Brought up at Clifton by his mother, he was educated at ...