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Bullokar, William (c. 1531–1609), spelling reformer and grammarian, belonged to a landed family from west Sussex, and in three surviving legal documents is styled gentleman. His parents were William Bullokar and Elizabeth Bowyer, of Broadwater, Sussex. William the younger may have been born at ...

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Norton, John (b. 1661/2?), spelling reformer, was supposedly born in London. In 1674, when he claimed to be only twelve, he published a small volume, The Scholar's Vade Mecum, or, The Serious Student's Solid and Silent Tutor. It comprised four parts: his 'new mode of spelling, founded on derivation' (...