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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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Elizabeth Elstob (1683–1756) by Simon Gribelin, pubd 1709 © Copyright The British Museum

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Elstob, Elizabeth (1683–1756), Anglo-Saxon scholar, was born on 29 September 1683 at Newcastle upon Tyne, the youngest of eight children of Ralph Elstob (1647–1688), merchant, and his wife, Jane Hall (d. 1692). After her mother's death Elizabeth was brought up in the household of her father's younger brother ...

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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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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 (...