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Austin Dobson

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Anstey, John (bap. 1757, d. 1819), poet and barrister, the second son of Christopher Anstey (1724–1805) and Ann, third daughter of Felix Calvert of Albury Hall, Hertfordshire, was born at Anstey Hall, Trumpington, Cambridgeshire, and baptized on 7 November 1757. A scholar at ...

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Sidney Lee

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Battine, William (1765–1836), lawyer and poet, was born at East Marden, Sussex, on 25 January 1765, the only son of William Battine. Through his mother's family he was one of the coheirs of the dormant barony of Bray, but he never publicly urged his claim. He was educated at ...

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Brome, Alexander (1620–1666), poet and lawyer, was born in the parish of Evershot, Dorset, the eldest son of the seven children of John Brome and his wife, about whom little is known. Henry Brome (d. 1681), the London bookseller, was a younger brother. ...

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Alexander Brome (1620–1666) by A. Hertocks, pubd 1661 The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA, USA

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Calverley [formerly Blayds], Charles Stuart (1831–1884), poet and lawyer, was born on 22 December 1831 at Martley in Worcestershire. His father, the Revd Henry Blayds (1794–1874?), was a descendant of the ancient Yorkshire family of Calverley, and his mother, Elizabeth, was the daughter of ...

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Chute, Francis (1697–1745), barrister and poet, was born on 7 April 1697 at The Vyne, Sherborne, Hampshire, the second son of Edward Chute (1658–1722), barrister, and Catherine, widow of Ferdinand Tracy, and daughter of Sir Anthony Keck (bap. 1630, d. 1695). He was elder brother of ...

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Davies, Sir John (bap. 1569, d. 1626), lawyer and poet, third son of Edward Davies (d. 1580), a Welshman settled at Chisgrove in the parish of Tisbury, Wiltshire, and his wife, Mary, daughter of John Bennett of Pitt House, Wiltshire, was baptized at ...

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Foulis, James (d. in or before 1549), poet and lawyer, was the son of the Edinburgh burgess Henry Foulis and a sister, possibly called Margaret, of James Henryson of Fordell, king's advocate. His siblings, except for one sister, and parents were killed by plague in ...

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Fraunce [France], Abraham (1559?–1592/3?), poet and lawyer, was born in Shropshire and went to Shrewsbury School, where his name is on the register for January 1572. He matriculated as a pensioner at St John's College, Cambridge, on 20 May 1575. On 8 November 1575 he was made a Lady Margaret scholar of his college; he graduated BA in 1580 and in the same year was elected one of its fellows. He commenced MA in 1583. In 1578 and 1579 he acted in ...

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Harvey, Stephen (1655–1707), lawyer and poet, was born on 20 October 1655 at Walthamstow, the son of Stephen Harvey (1622–1688), of East Beechworth, a barrister of the Middle Temple, and his wife, Dorothy (1631–1694), daughter of William Conyers, of Walthamstow, sergeant-at-law. He had two younger sisters, ...