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Hudson Gurney


Antiquary and verse-writer. Inherited a banking fortune from his father. MP for Shaftesbury, 1812; for Newtown, Isle of Wight, 1816–31. High sheriff of Norfolk, 1835. Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, 1818; vice-president, 1822–46. FRS 1818.


Modern English biography



Modern English biography: Modern English biography, containing many thousand concise memoirs of persons who have died since the year 1850. By Frederick Boase. 3 vols. and supplement (3 vols.). Truro, Cornwall: the author. 1892–1921.

ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.