Ralph Thoresby FRS

Died aged c. 67

Ralph Thoresby (16 August 1658 – 16 October 1725) was an antiquarian, who was born in Leeds and is widely credited with being the first historian of that city. Besides being a merchant, he was a nonconformist, fellow of the Royal Society, diarist, author, common-councilman in the Corporation of Leeds, and museum keeper.

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Ralph Thoresby FRS (1658-1725) The historian of Leeds had his home and museum here.

15 Kirkgate, Leeds, United Kingdom where they ran a museum and lived