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Dyson, Charles (1788–1860), Church of England clergyman and university teacher, is thought to have been born at Acton, Middlesex. He was the grandson of Jeremiah Dyson (1722?–1776) and the son of another clerk of the House of Commons, also Jeremiah Dyson (d...

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Elstob, William (1674?–1715), Anglo-Saxon scholar and Church of England clergyman, was probably born on 1 January 1674 and baptized on 15 January at All Saints' Church, Newcastle upon Tyne, the son of Jane Hall (d. 1692) and Ralph Elstob (1647–1688). His parents had married on 20 October 1672 at ...

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Lisle [L'Isle], William (c. 1569–1637), translator and Anglo-Saxon scholar, was one of numerous children of Edmond Lisle of Tandridge, Surrey, and Dorothy Rudston, daughter of Thomas Rudston of Cambridgeshire. About 1580 Lisle went to school at Eton College, from where, in 1584, he went on to ...

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Edward Lye (bap. 1694, d. 1767) by Frances Reynolds © Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

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Lye, Edward (bap. 1694, d. 1767), Anglo-Saxon and Gothic scholar, was baptized at St Mary's, Totnes, Devon, on 6 September 1694, the ninth of twelve children of Thomas Lye (bap. 1655, d. 1710/11), vicar of Broadhempston (instituted 4 May 1705) and schoolmaster of ...

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Sisam, Kenneth (1887–1971), Anglo-Saxon scholar and publisher, was born in Opotiki, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand, on 2 September 1887, the youngest of eight children of Alfred John Sisam (1844–1928) and his wife, Maria, née Knights (1846–1895). The family name came from the village of ...

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William Somner (bap. 1598, d. 1669) by Michael Burghers, pubd 1693 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Somner, William (bap. 1598, d. 1669), antiquary and Anglo-Saxon scholar, was baptized on 5 November 1598 at St Margaret's, Canterbury, one of three sons of William Somner, registrar of the court of Canterbury, and his wife, Anne Winston. His widow and son believed his birth date to be 30 March 1606 (...

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Stephens, George (1813–1895), philologist and runologist, son of John Stephens (1772–1841) of Ongar, a Methodist minister, and his wife, Rebecca Eliza Rayner (d. 1852), was born at Liverpool on 13 December 1813. His brother was Joseph Rayner Stephens (1805–1879). George was educated at private schools and at ...