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Francis Cohen (1788–1823)
Francis Palgrave (1823–1861)


Archivist and historian. Author of several works on the history of England and on antiquarian topics. Deputy keeper of the queen’s records, 1838–61. In anticipation of his marriage, converted to Christianity and changed his surname to Palgrave, the maiden name on his wife’s mother; married Joseph Dalton Hooker’s aunt, Elizabeth Turner, in 1823. Knighted, 1832. FRS 1821.




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.