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Angel, Moses (1817/18–1898), headmaster and journal editor, was one of the eleven children of Emmanuel Moses (d. 1841), a publican, and his wife, Sarah. At some stage he transposed his name from Angel Moses to Moses Angel, probably in 1839 when his father was convicted at the ...

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Thomas Arnold (1823–1900) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Arnold, Thomas (1823–1900), literary scholar and teacher, was born on 30 November 1823 at Laleham, Middlesex, the third of the nine surviving children of Dr Thomas Arnold (1795–1842), schoolmaster and clergyman, and his wife, Mary, née Penrose (1791–1873), youngest daughter of the Revd John Penrose...

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Baldwyn, Edward (bap. 1745, d. 1817), schoolmaster and pamphleteer, was baptized on 21 August 1745 in the parish of St Lawrence, Ludlow, Shropshire, the son of William Baldwyn and his wife, Ann. He matriculated from St John's College, Oxford, on 25 June 1762, aged sixteen, and graduated BA in 1767 and MA in 1784. He became a fellow of the college while still an undergraduate, vacating the fellowship only on his marriage in ...

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W. P. Courtney

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Bishop, Samuel (1731–1795), headmaster and poet, was born in St John Street, London, on 21 September 1731, the eldest son of George Bishop, who came from Hollway, near Cattistock, in Dorset, and Mary, daughter of Samuel Palmer of Southover, near Lewes, in Sussex...

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Brownswerd, John (d. 1589), poet and schoolmaster, was probably born in Cheshire in or near Witton, where he attended the grammar school. There he was taught by John Bretchgirdle (or Bracegirdle), a zealous reformer 'putting to flight the shadows of loathsome error' (...

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Brundish, John Jelland (1750/51–1786), poet and schoolmaster, the elder son of the Revd John Brundish, clerk of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, was born at Northwold, Norfolk. He was educated at Bury St Edmunds, and at seventeen entered Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, as a sizar on 4 July 1768. He matriculated in the Michaelmas term 1769, by which time his father had become rector of ...

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Burgess, (James John) Haldane (1862–1927), teacher and poet, was born in Burns Lane, Lerwick, Shetland, on 28 May 1862, the eldest son of John Burgess, a tailor, and his wife, Margaret, née Pottinger. A brilliant student at Miss Merrylees' private school, and at the ...

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Carey, Gordon Vero (1886–1969), indexer and headmaster, was born on 9 October 1886 at the White House, Sible Hedingham, Essex, the youngest son of Francis Carey (1840–1911) and his wife, Elizabeth Harrowell (1852–1930/31). His eldest brother, (Francis) Clive Savill Carey (b. 1883), was director of ...

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Cary [née Shadd], Mary Ann Camberton (1823–1893), schoolmistress, newspaper editor, and political activist, was born on 9 October 1823 in Wilmington, Delaware, eldest of thirteen children of Abraham Doras Shadd (1801–1882), a shoemaker, and his wife, Harriet Parnell (1806–1880). Free African Americans in a slave state, prominent in the anti-slavery and negro convention movements, her family moved to ...

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Mary Ann Camberton Cary (1823–1893) by unknown photographer, c. 1845–55 National Archives of Canada / C-029977

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Cawthorn, James (1719–1761), poet and schoolmaster, was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, on 4 November 1719, the son of Thomas Cawthorn, an upholsterer, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Edward Laughton of Gainsborough. James Cawthorn's will mentions a brother and three sisters. He attended ...

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Cory, William Johnson (1823–1892), poet and schoolmaster, was born William Johnson at Torrington, Devon, on 9 January 1823, the second son of Charles William Johnson, formerly an indigo planter in India, and his wife, Theresa, daughter of the Revd Peter Wellington Furse of ...

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William Johnson Cory (1823–1892) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Davidson, John (1857–1909), schoolteacher and writer, was born on 11 April 1857 at Barrhead, Renfrewshire, the son of Alexander Davidson, a minister of the Evangelical Union, and his wife, Helen Davidson, née Crockett. When he was nine the family moved to Greenock, Renfrewshire...

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Davies, Bryan Martin (1933–2015), teacher and poet, was born at Brynmor House, Cwmgarw Road, Brynamman, Carmarthenshire, on 8 April 1933, the only son of Horace Victor Davies (1900–1950), coal miner, and his wife Evelyn Maud, née Martin (1909–1997). From ...

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Davies, Idris (1905–1953), poet and schoolteacher, was born on 6 January 1905 at 16 Field Street, Rhymni, Monmouthshire, the elder child of Evan Davies (1881–1947), a colliery winderman, and his wife, Elizabeth Ann, née Williams (1884–1971). In their home they spoke Welsh, as did some two-thirds of the town's population at that time; although most of ...

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E. I. Carlyle

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Demaus, Robert (1829–1874), schoolmaster and biographer, was educated at Edinburgh University, where he was signet medallist and graduated MA on 13 February 1850. He became master of the Breadalbane School at Aberfeldy in Perthshire, and in 1856 addressed a Letter to the Right Hon. Earl Granville, Lord President of the Council...

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Dugard, William (1606–1662), schoolmaster and printer, was born on 9 January 1606 at The Hodges, in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, the eldest son of Henry Dugard (d. 1635), clergyman and schoolmaster, and his wife, Elizabeth Kimberley, and elder brother of Thomas Dugard (bap. 1608, d. 1683)...

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