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Cuffe [Cuff], Henry (1562/3–1601), classical scholar and secretary to the earl of Essex, is believed to have been the youngest son of Robert Cuffe, of Donyatt, Somerset. The senior branch of the family were modest landowners at Creech St Michael, near Taunton. A ...

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Charles Joseph Faulkner (1833–1892) by unknown photographer, c. 1858 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Faulkner, Charles Joseph (1833–1892), university teacher and associate of William Morris, was born in Birmingham on 6 November 1833, the second son of Benjamin Faulkner, maltster and brewer, and his wife, Ann, née Wight. He was educated at the Birmingham proprietary school and matriculated from ...

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Leslie Stephen

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Langton, Bennet (bap. 1736, d. 1801), friend of Samuel Johnson, son of the Revd Bennet Langton (1696–1769) and his wife, Diana, daughter of Edmund Turner of Stoke Rochford, Lincolnshire, and descendant of the old family of the Langtons of Langton, near Spilsby in ...

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W. P. Courtney

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Ryland, John (1716/17–1798), friend of Samuel Johnson, was born in London, but spent his early years at Stratford upon Avon. Though trained for the law he entered commerce, and for many years was a West India merchant on Tower Hill, London. As a young man he spent much of his time with ...

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W. P. Courtney

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Taylor, John (bap. 1711, d. 1788), friend of Samuel Johnson, baptized at Ashbourne, Derbyshire, on 18 March 1711, was the son of Thomas Taylor (1671–1730?) of Ashbourne and his wife, Mary, daughter of Thomas Wood. He was educated with Samuel Johnson by the ...

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Yonge, Sir Walter, third baronet (bap. 1653, d. 1731), politician and friend of John Locke, was baptized on 8 September 1653 at Sandford, Devon, the first surviving son of Sir Walter Yonge, second baronet (c.1626–1670), politician, of Colyton, Devon, and his wife, ...