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Allestree, Richard (b. before 1582, d. c. 1643), almanac maker and mathematician  

Bernard Capp

Allestree, Richard (b. before 1582, d. c. 1643), almanac maker and mathematician, was a younger son of William Allestree (b. before 1520, d. 1581) and his wife, Ellen. The family lived at Alvaston and Derby. Richard was an uncle of the famous royalist divine ...

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Askham [Ascham], Anthony (c. 1517–1559), writer on astronomy and almanac maker  

Bernard Capp

Askham [Ascham], Anthony (c. 1517–1559), writer on astronomy and almanac maker, was born at Kirby Wiske, near Northallerton, Yorkshire, the third son of John Ascham (d. 1544) of Kirby Wiske, who was a yeoman farmer and steward to Lord Scrope of Bolton...

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Harvey, Richard (bap. 1560, d. 1630), astrologer and polemicist  

Bernard Capp

Harvey, Richard (bap. 1560, d. 1630), astrologer and polemicist, was born in Saffron Walden, Essex, and baptized there on 15 April 1560, the second son of John Harvey (d. 1593), a prosperous master rope maker, and his wife, Ales (Alice; d. 1613)...

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Jones, Thomas [known as Thomas Jones yr Almanaciwr] (1648–1713), publisher and almanac maker  

Geraint H. Jenkins

Jones, Thomas [known as Thomas Jones yr Almanaciwr] (1648–1713), publisher and almanac maker, was born on 1 May 1648 at Tre'r-ddôl, near Corwen, Merioneth. His parents' names are unknown, but his father was a tailor, a trade which his son inherited. At some time in 1666 he joined the stream of masterless men who journeyed to ...

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Season, Henry (1693–1775), almanac writer and medical practitioner  

Patrick Curry

Season, Henry (1693–1775), almanac writer and medical practitioner, was born on 23 January 1693, in the village of Broomham (now Bromham), near Chippenham in Wiltshire. His mother died in childbirth, and he was raised by his maternal grandmother, who also provided his early education. By the age of five he was reading the ...