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Fraser, Sir William (1816–1898), genealogist and archivist, was born at Links of Arduthie, by Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, on 18 February 1816. Though his father, James (d. 1834), and grandfather William were stonemasons, Fraser's paternal forebears came of farming stock in Strathspey and Stratha'an...


Gordon Goodwin

revised by William O'Sullivan

Lodge, John (1692–1774), archivist and genealogist, was born at Bolton-le-Sands, Lancashire, and baptized there on 22 January 1693, the son of Edmund Lodge, a farmer. He was educated at Clapham School, Yorkshire, under Mr Ashe, and entered St John's College, Cambridge, on 26 June 1716, graduating BA in 1719–20 and proceeding MA in 1730. He was ordained deacon at ...


Ethel Stokes (1870–1944) by unknown photographer, c.1934 © reserved


Stokes, Ethel (1870–1944), record agent and preserver of local archives, was born on 17 January 1870 at 89 Churchill Road, Holloway, London, the eldest child of Edwin James Stokes (1844–1916), accountant, and Fanny Augusta, née Baker (1846–1933), music teacher. Ethel's brother, Durham (1872–1957)...


George Stronach

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

Stuart, John (1813–1877), archivist and genealogist, was born in November 1813 at Forgue, Aberdeenshire, where his father had a small farm. He was educated at Aberdeen University, and in 1836 became a member of the Aberdeen Society of Advocates. In 1853 he was appointed one of the official searchers of records in the ...