Oldys, William

Oldys, William, bibliographer, was a man of dissolute life, the illegitimate son of a chancellor of Lincoln; he was librarian to the Earl of Oxford for 10 years, and afterwards received the appointment of Norroy king-of-arms; besides many bibliographical and literary articles, he wrote a “Life of Raleigh” and “The Harleian Miscellany” (1696-1761).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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Old Catholics
Old Man of the Mountain
Old Man of the Sea
Old Mortality
Old Noll
Oldbuck, Jonathan
Oldbury
Oldcastle, Sir John
Oldenburg
Oldham
Oldys, William
Oléron
Olga, St.
Olifaunt, Nigel
Oliphant, Laurence
Oliphant, Mrs. Margaret
Olivarez, Count d'
Oliver
Olives, Mount of
Ollivier, Émile
Olmütz