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Banks, Thomas Christopher (1765–1854), genealogist

T. F. Henderson

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/1303

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Banks, Thomas Christopher (1765–1854), genealogist, was the eldest child of Thomas Banks, a gentleman pensioner. He claimed a relationship to the Banks family of Whitley; on his mother's side, he claimed descent from the Nortons of Barbados. He studied law, and on the strength of his genealogical knowledge offered his services as an agent in cases of disputed inheritance. From 1813 to 1820 he practised at ...

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Subjects: Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours ; Local and Family History ; Education ; History

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