Reference Entry

Ayscough, Samuel (1745-1804), librarian and antiquary

Arthur Sherbo

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Ayscough, Samuel (1745-1804), librarian and antiquary, was born in Nottingham and baptized at St Peter's, Nottingham, on 29 November 1745, the only son of George Ayscough (1721/2-1783), printer, and his second wife, Edith Wigley. His grandfather, William Ayscough, was a stationer and printer in Nottingham, and when he died on ...

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