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Horne, Thomas Hartwell (1780–1862), biblical scholar and bibliographer, was born in Chancery Lane, London, on 20 October 1780, the son of William Horne, a barrister's clerk and the eldest of six. He was educated successively at a dame-school at Eversley, Hampshire, then at a boys' school in ...

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Rowlands, William [pseud. Gwilym Lleyn] (1802–1865), bibliographer and Wesleyan Methodist minister, was born on 24 August 1802 at Llety, Bryncroes, Caernarvonshire, the eldest of six children of Thomas Rowlands, a weaver, and his wife, Eleanor. His literary name comprises the Welsh form of his first name and his place of birth on the ...

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Walton, Christopher (1809–1877), collector of theosophical works, was born in June 1809 at Worsley, Lancashire, the son of John Walton (c.1781–1844) and his wife, Hannah, née Howard (1785–1855). He was educated by the Revd Jonathan Crowther (1794–1856), and while at school joined the ...