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Sir Samuel Ferguson (1810–1886) by unknown photographer by permission of the Royal Irish Academy © Royal Irish Academy


Ferguson, Sir Samuel (1810–1886), poet and archivist, was born on 10 March 1810, in High Street, Belfast, the youngest of the six children of John Ferguson (d. 1845) and his wife, Agnes, née Knox (d. 1861), daughter of John Knox, a clockmaker, in whose house the birth took place. His father, whose Scottish forebears had settled in ...


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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 ...


Wright, Sir Charles Theodore Hagberg (1862–1940), librarian, was born at Middleton Tyas, near Richmond, Yorkshire, on 17 November 1862, the third of the five sons of Charles Henry Hamilton Wright (1836–1909), an Anglican clergyman and theological scholar, and his wife, Ebba Johanna Dorothea...