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Chambers, Ephraim (1680?–1740), encyclopaedist, was born at Milton, near Kendal, Westmorland, where his father, Richard Chambers, occupied and owned a small farm. He was one of three sons and two daughters. Educated at Heversham grammar school, Westmorland, he was sent to London...

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Fransham, John (bap. 1730, d. 1810), scholar and teacher, was baptized on 19 March 1730 in the parish of St George of Colgate, Norwich, the first of the two children of Thomas Fransham, parish clerk or sexton, and his wife, Isidora Stangroom. The surviving memoirs of ...

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Satow, Sir Ernest Mason (1843–1929), diplomat and scholar, was born on 30 June 1843 at 10 Buccleuch Terrace, Upper Clapton, Hackney. He was the third son and eighth child of (Hans) David Christophe Satow (1801–1874), merchant, of Wismar (in Mecklenburg) and Riga...

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Sayers, Frank (1763–1817), poet and scholar, was born on 3 March 1763 in East Ham, Essex, the only child of Francis Sayers (1724–1763/4), a merchant, and his wife, Ann (1732–1790), daughter of John Morris, a merchant of Great Yarmouth. After her husband's death ...