Thomas Stapleton (1805–1849) was an English landowner and antiquary.
Stapleton was the second son of Thomas Stapleton of Carlton Hall, Yorkshire, by his first wife, Maria Juliana, daughter of Sir Robert Gerard, bart. On the death of his father in 1839, he succeeded to landed property near Richmond, Yorkshire.
Stapleton was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London on 15 January 1839, and, as a close friend of John Gage Rokewode, its director, became involved with the Society. He was appointed one of its vice-presidents in 1846.
Stapleton died at Cromwell Cottage, Old Brompton, on 4 December 1849.
Stapleton's major work was the prefatory exposition of the rolls of the Norman exchequer, printed at the expense of the Society of Antiquaries as Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniæ sub Regibus Angliæ,’ 2 vols. 1841–4. He also contributed to Archæologia . At the meeting of the Archæological Institute at York in 1846, he read a long memoir of 230 pages.
Stapleton was also one of the founders of the Camden Society and edited one of its first publications, The Plumpton Correspondence (1839), a collection of 15th-century letters. He also edited for the society the chronicle of London, extending from 1178 to 1274 De Antiquis Legibus Liber (1846). His last work for the Camden Society was the edition of the Chronicon Petroburgense (1849). His Historical Memoirs of the House of Vernon (pp. 115), an incomplete work, was privately printed in London around 1855.
Admiral William Henry SmythKFM DCL FRS FRAS FRGS FSA was a Royal Navy officer, hydrographer, astronomer and numismatist. He is noted for his involvement in the early history of a number of learned societies, for his hydrographic charts, for his astronomical work, and for a wide range of publications and translations.
William Camden was an English antiquarian, historian, topographer, and herald, best known as author of Britannia, the first chorographical survey of the islands of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Annales, the first detailed historical account of the reign of Elizabeth I of England.
Thomas Wright was an English antiquarian and writer.
The Camden Society was a text publication society founded in London in 1838 to publish early historical and literary materials, both unpublished manuscripts and new editions of rare printed books. It was named after the 16th-century antiquary and historian William Camden. In 1897 it merged with the Royal Historical Society, which continues to publish texts in what are now known as the Camden Series.
William John Thoms was a British writer credited with coining the term "folklore" in 1846. Thoms's investigation of folklore and myth led to a later career of debunking longevity myths, where he was a pioneer demographer.
John Williams, was an antiquary and Anglican priest. Born in Llangynhafal, Denbighshire Wales in 1811, he graduated from Jesus College, Oxford in 1835 to become the Anglican curate of Llanfor, Merionethshire, where he married Elizabeth Lloyd Williams. In 1843 he became perpetual curate of Nercwys, Flintshire, and rector of Llanymawddwy, Merionethshire, in 1849.
John Gage Rokewode was a historian and antiquarian.
John Gough Nichols (1806–1873) was an English printer and antiquary, the third generation in a family publishing business with strong connection to learned antiquarianism.
William Hale Hale was an English churchman and author, Archdeacon of London in the Church of England, and Master of Charterhouse School.
Albert Way was an English antiquary, and principal founder of the Royal Archaeological Institute.
John Stuart LLD (1813–1877) was a Scottish genealogist.
John Kirk D.D. (1760–1851) was an English Roman Catholic priest and antiquary.
William Durrant Cooper (1812–1875) was an English lawyer and antiquary.
John Bowyer Nichols (1779–1863) was an English printer and antiquary.
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James Savage (1767–1845) was an English antiquary, who worked as printer, bookseller, librarian and newspaper editor.
John Bruce (1802–1869) was an English antiquary, closely associated with the Camden Society.
James Paterson was a Scottish journalist on numerous newspapers, writer and antiquary. His works are popular history, rather than scholarly.
Edward Solly (1819–1886) was an English chemist and antiquary.
James Heywood Markland (1788–1864) was an English solicitor and antiquary.