Abel Wantner

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Abel Wantner or Wontner (c. 1639-1714) was a "citizen of Gloucester" who prepared one of the first histories of the county of Gloucestershire, the manuscript of which is part of the collection of the Bodleian Library in Oxford.[1] Although his unpublished work was criticised by later historians of Gloucestershire such as Richard Furney and Thomas Fosbroke, that did not prevent them mining it for material.[2]


  1. ^ MSS Bodl. Top. Gloucs. c.2 (S.C. 27827) & MSS Bodl. Top. Gloucs. c.3 (S.C. 27828)
  2. ^ Gray, Irvine. (1981) Antiquaries of Gloucestershire and Bristol. Bristol: Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society. pp. 45-46. ISBN 0900197145

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