Spelman (Henry)

  • 1563/4–1641
  • antiquarians, historians
  • (agents)
English antiquary and author. He was appointed commissioner to investigate and settle disputes over estates in Ireland and visited Ireland on three occasions, the first one in 1617. It may have been during one of these visits that Spelman acquired the Irish manuscript now known as BL MS Harley 5280. Spelman was member of the College of Antiquaries and his contacts included James Ussher.

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Ussher (James)
Ussher (James)
Anglican archbishop of Armagh known for his scholarship on a variety of subjects, including history and theology

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Oxford dictionary of national biography, Online: Oxford University Press, 2004–present. URL: <http://www.oxforddnb.com>. 
comments: General editors include Lawrence Goldman, et al.
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