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Bankes, William John (1786-1855), traveller and antiquary

Elizabeth Baigent

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/1290

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Bankes, William John (1786-1855), traveller and antiquary, was born on 11 December 1786, second son of Henry Bankes (1757-1834) of Kingston Lacy, Dorset, politician and author, and his wife, Frances (1760/61-1823), daughter of William Woodley, governor of the Leeward Islands, and the elder brother of George Bankes. He was educated ...

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