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(Florence Estienne) Meric Casaubon (1599–1671) by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, pubd 1709 (after Adriaen van der Werff) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Casaubon, (Florence Estienne) Meric (1599–1671), scholar and divine, was born on 14 August 1599 in Geneva, the tenth of the seventeen children of Isaac Casaubon (1559–1614), classical scholar and church historian, and his second wife, Florence (1568?–1636), daughter of Henri Estienne. Meric was the most scholarly of ...

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Dodwell, Henry (1641–1711), scholar and theologian, was born in late October 1641 in the parish of St Warburgh, Dublin, the only surviving son of William Dodwell (d. 1650), army officer, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. c.1651), daughter of Sir Francis Slingsby...

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Henry Dodwell (1641–1711) by Michael Vandergucht, pubd 1715 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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White, Stephen (b. c. 1574, d. in or after 1646), scholar and theologian, was born in Clonmel, Ireland. Although the details of his parentage are unknown it appears that he belonged to the mercantile élite which also produced the Jesuit Thomas White, rector of the ...