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Adams, James (1737–1802), Jesuit and philologist, was born on 3 November 1737 to William Adams and Anne or Sarah Spencer; he refers to Bury St Edmunds as his 'native town' (Euphonologia Linguae Anglicanae, 1794, 7). He was educated at the Jesuit college in ...

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Dawson, Benjamin (1729–1814), Church of England clergyman and philologist, was born in Halifax, the sixth of the seven sons of Eli Dawson (d. 1744), Presbyterian minister of Morley, Yorkshire, and his wife, Alice Taylor. He and his brother Thomas Dawson (c. 1725–1782)...

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Farrar, Frederic William (1831–1903), dean of Canterbury, novelist, and philologist, was born in the fort of Bombay on 7 August 1831, the second son of Revd Charles P. Farrar, then a chaplain with the Church Missionary Society, and his wife, Caroline Turner (...

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Littleton, Adam (1627–1694), Church of England clergyman and philologist, was born on 2 November 1627 at Halesowen, which was then in Shropshire, the sixth son of Thomas Littleton, the vicar there. He claimed to descend from the ancient Littleton/Westcote family of ...

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Marshall, Thomas (1621–1685), dean of Gloucester and philologist, the son of Thomas Marshall (d. 1628), an illiterate blacksmith, and Helen James, was born at Barkby, Leicestershire, on 13 January 1621. Educated by Francis Foe, vicar of Barkby and alumnus of Lincoln College, Oxford...

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W. W. Wroth

revised by M. K. C. MacMahon

Nares, Robert (1753–1829), philologist and clergyman, was born on 9 June 1753 at York, one of the four children of James Nares (bap. 1715, d. 1783), organist of York Minster, and his second wife, Jane Bacon of York. He was the nephew of ...

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G. C. Boase

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Oxlee, John (1779–1854), philologist and writer on theology, son of a well-to-do farmer in Yorkshire, was born at Guisborough in Cleveland, Yorkshire, on 25 September 1779, and educated at Sunderland. After working as a tailor for a short time he studied mathematics and Latin, taught classics at a school near ...

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Palairet, Elias (1713–1765), classical and biblical philologist, was born in Rotterdam, of a French family which had taken refuge in the Netherlands following the revocation of the edict of Nantes in 1685. He studied at Leiden, where his first published work, the Histoire du patriarche Joseph mise en vers héroïques...

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Schön, Jacob Friederich [James Frederick] (1803–1889), missionary and philologist, was born at Ober Weiler, Baden. He trained at the Basel missionary seminary and the Church Missionary Society (CMS) College, Islington. Ordained deacon in 1831 and priest in 1832, he went to Sierra Leone...

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Thomson, Richard (d. 1613), philologist and Church of England clergyman, was born in the Netherlands of one English parent, the other, and most likely his mother, probably being a native of Brabant. Popularly known, therefore, as Dutch Thomson upon migrating to England, he matriculated as sizar at ...

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Weymouth, Richard Francis (1822–1902), philologist and biblical scholar, was born at Plymouth Dock on 26 October 1822, the only son of Commander Richard Weymouth RN and his wife, Ann Sprague, also of a Devon family. After education at a private school he went to ...