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W. E. A. Axon

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Bellot, Thomas (1806–1857), naval surgeon and philologist, was born on 16 March 1806 at Manchester, where his father, after whom he was named, was a practising surgeon in Oldham Street. The father, a native of Derbyshire, gave evidence in 1818 to a House of Lords...

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Bright, Timothy (1549/50–1615), physician and writer on shorthand, was the son of William Bright (d. 1592), possibly the William Bright who was mayor of Cambridge in 1571. Sheffield, Yorkshire, has been given as his birthplace, but Bright himself stated that he was born and educated in ...

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Bullokar, John (bap. 1574, d. 1627), physician and lexicographer, was born in St Andrew's parish, Chichester, Sussex, and was baptized there on 8 November 1574, the third of four known children of William Bullokar (c. 1531–1609) and his wife, Elizabeth, née Diggons (...

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Chamberlain [Chamberlen], Nathaniel (bap. 1612), linguist and physician, was the third son of the barber–surgeon Peter Chamberlen the younger (1572–1626) [see under Chamberlen family] and his wife, Sara, daughter of William Delaune (c. 1530–1611). He was baptized at the French church in ...

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D'Oylie [Doyley, D'Oyly], Thomas (c. 1548–1603), physician and lexicographer, was the third son of John D'Oyly of Greenland House, Hambleden, Buckinghamshire, and his wife, Frances, daughter of Andrew Edmonds of Cressing Temple, Essex. Having been elected fellow probationer of Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1563, he graduated BA on 24 July 1564 and proceeded MA on 21 October 1569. His name appears in the account of a visitation to ...

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Jhones, Basset (b. 1613/14), physician, chemist, and grammarian, was the son of Richard Jones (c.1581–1658) of Michaelston-super-Ely, Glamorgan, and Jane, daughter of Thomas Basset, of Miskin, Glamorgan. His father was the son of John ap George (d. 1631) of Llantryddyd...

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Minor, William Chester (1834–1920), military surgeon, asylum inmate, and contributor to the Oxford English Dictionary, was born on 21 June 1834 at Manepay, Ceylon, the elder child of Eastman Strong Minor (1809–1867), printer and Congregational missionary of Milford, Connecticut, and his first wife, ...

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Roget, Peter Mark (1779–1869), physician and philologist, was born in Broad Street, Soho, London, on 18 January 1779. He was the only son of John Roget (d. 1783), a native of Geneva and pastor of the French protestant church in Threadneedle Street, London...

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Peter Mark Roget (1779–1869) by William Brockedon, 1835 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bertha Porter

revised by Michael Bevan

Skinner, Stephen (bap. 1623, d. 1667), physician and philologist, baptized on 23 November 1623 at St Martin Pomeroy, London, was the son of John Skinner. He matriculated from Christ Church, Oxford, on 6 December 1639, but, the civil war breaking out, he left ...

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Webbe, Joseph (d. c. 1630), linguist and physician, was said to be from Dorset when, as a Roman Catholic, he visited the English College at Rome in 1600. Details of his parentage and of the date and place of his birth are unknown but he was perhaps related to the old Catholic family of ...