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Ascham, Roger (1514/15–1568), author and royal tutor, was born at Kirby Wiske, near Northallerton in the North Riding of Yorkshire, the third of the four sons of John Ascham (d. 1544), steward to Henry, seventh Lord Scrope of Bolton, and his wife, ...

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Bennett, Sarah (1797–1861), governess, was born at Spalding, Lincolnshire, on 4 March 1797; her mother was the daughter of a tradesman, her father an architect and builder. Her father died aged thirty-eight, leaving a family of eight children and a ruined business. Sarah...

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Thompson Cooper

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Bird, Richard (d. 1609), Church of England clergyman and private tutor, matriculated as a sizar from Trinity College, Cambridge, in February 1565, and was elected a scholar in the same year. He graduated BA early in 1569, became a fellow in 1570, and proceeded MA in 1572....

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Gordon Goodwin

revised by J. A. Marchand

Bowman, Walter (1699–1782), tutor and antiquary, was the son of Walter Bowman of Logie in Fife. He travelled extensively in Italy, both on his own and with successive pupils. He was tutor to Samuel Rolle on the latter's grand tour of 1724–5, and was enrolled at ...

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Burney, Frances (1776–1828), governess and poet, was born in London in January 1776, the fourth child and second daughter of cousins Esther (Hetty) Burney (1749–1832) and Charles Rousseau Burney (1747–1819), and niece of the novelist and diarist Frances Burney, Madame D'Arblay. Her parents were both talented musicians: ...

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W. P. Courtney

revised by M. J. Mercer

Burton, John (1696–1771), Church of England clergyman and tutor, was born at Wembworthy, Devon, the son of Samuel Burton (d. 1707), rector of that parish. He was educated at schools in Okehampton and Tiverton, and—following his father's death—in Ely, where he was placed under the guardianship of the ...

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Button, Ralph (1611/12–1680), nonconformist tutor, was born in Bishopstone, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, the son of Robert Button. He was educated at a local grammar school and then at Exeter College, Oxford, where he matriculated in December 1631, aged nineteen. Button was a favourite pupil of the rector of ...

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Cheke, Sir John (1514–1557), humanist, royal tutor, and administrator, was born on 16 June 1514 in a house on the corner of Market Hill and Petty Cury in Cambridge, the son of Peter Cheke (d. 1530), administrator, of Cambridge, and his wife, ...

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Sir John Cheke (1514–1557) attrib. Lodovico Leoni, c. 1555 © Copyright The British Museum

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Dalton, John Neale (1839–1931), Church of England clergyman and royal tutor, was born on the Isle of Thanet, Kent, on 24 September 1839, the eldest of five sons (among nine children) of John Neale Dalton (1808–1880), a Church of England clergyman, and his wife (and first cousin), ...