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Alexander Gordon

revised by M. C. Curthoys

Anstice, Joseph (1808–1836), classical scholar and hymn writer, the second son of William Anstice and his wife, Penelope, daughter of John Poole of Over Stowey, Somerset, was born on 21 December 1808 at Madeley, Shropshire, where the Anstice family had extensive iron-founding interests. He received his early education from his uncle, ...

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Barford, William (bap. 1719, d. 1792), Church of England clergyman and classical scholar, was the son of the Revd Thomas Barford (d. 1765), rector of Chalbury, Dorset, where he was baptized on 2 September 1719. He was educated at Eton College (1730–38), and was a scholar at ...

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Benwell, William (bap. 1765, d. 1796), Church of England clergyman and classical scholar, was baptized at St Peter's, Caversham, Oxfordshire, on 10 April 1765, the second son of Henry Benwell (bap. 1722, d. 1787) and his wife, Mary Ackerman (bap. 1729, ...

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Bingham, John (1612/13–1689), ejected minister and classical and oriental scholar, was born at Derby, the son of Henry Bingham. After attending Repton School from 1628, he was admitted sizar at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, on 10 June 1631, aged eighteen. Having moved to ...

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Bryan, Augustine (d. 1726), classical scholar and Church of England clergyman, was the son of Augustine Bryan of London. He was educated at St Paul's School, London, and was admitted to Trinity College, Cambridge, on 30 March 1708. He became a scholar in the following year and graduated BA (1712) and MA (1716). He was ordained a deacon at ...

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Capes, William Wolfe (1834–1914), Church of England clergyman and classical scholar, was the third son of Joseph Capes, an employee of the Royal Mint and a bookseller in Paternoster Row, London, and his wife, Anne, daughter of Joseph Wolfe, of Reading. He was born on 1 January 1834 in the parish of ...

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Isaac Casaubon (1559–1614) by unknown artist, late 16th cent.– cent.early 17th © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Casaubon, Isaac (1559–1614), classical scholar and ecclesiastical historian, was born in Geneva on 18 February 1559 ns and baptized two days later, one of the nine children of Arnaud Casaubon (1525–1586), pastor in the Reformed church, and his wife, Jeanne, or Mengine, née...

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John Westby-Gibson

revised by M. J. Mercer

Chapman, John (bap. 1705, d. 1784), theologian and classical scholar, was born at Wareham and baptized there on 7 November 1705 at Holy Trinity Church, the son of the Revd William Chapman, curate of Wareham and later rector of Strathfieldsay, Hampshire, and his wife, ...

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Cogan, Eliezer (1762–1855), Presbyterian minister, schoolmaster, and classical scholar, was born at Rothwell, Northamptonshire, the son of John Cogan (1698–1784), surgeon and author of An Essay on the Epistle to the Romans, and his second wife. There had been one son from his first marriage, ...

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Crusius, (Eberhard) Lewis (1701–1775), Church of England clergyman and classical scholar, was born in London, the son of Irenaeus Crusius, a clerk. He was educated at Charterhouse School and matriculated from St John's College, Cambridge, in 1719. In January 1733 he was admitted as a pensioner at ...

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Cruttwell, Charles Thomas (1847–1911), classical scholar and Church of England clergyman, was born in London on 30 July 1847, the eldest son of Charles James Cruttwell, barrister, of the Inner Temple, and his wife, Elizabeth Anne, daughter of Admiral Thomas Sanders. Educated under ...

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Day, John (1566–1628), Aristotelian scholar and Church of England clergyman, was born 'in or over Aldersgate in London' (Wood, Ath. Oxon., 412), the son of John Day (1521/2–1584), printer, and his wife, Alice Lehunte (d. 1612), and brother of ...

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Donaldson, Sir James (1831–1915), educationist and classical and patristic scholar, was born in the Aberdeen area on 26 April 1831, son of James Donaldson (of whom nothing certain is known) and Christina McKay (subsequently married in 1849 to William Hannan, a widower). He was educated from 1842 at ...

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Dunster, Samuel (1675–1754), Church of England clergyman and classical scholar, was born at Westminster in September 1675, the son of James Dunster, who came from Somerset. He was educated at Merchant Taylors' School from 12 March 1688, and then at Westminster School. He matriculated from ...

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Alexander Gordon

revised by M. J. Mercer

Fell, John (1735–1797), Independent minister and classical tutor, was born at Cockermouth, Cumberland, on 22 August 1735, the son of Daniel Fell, a clerk at the dissenting meeting-house and a schoolmaster. He was apprenticed to a tailor in Cockermouth and after completing his apprenticeship moved to ...

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Foulkes, Peter (bap. 1676?, d. 1747), Church of England clergyman and classical scholar, was probably baptized at St Mary on the Hill, Chester, on 5 November 1676. He was the third son of Robert Foulkes of Llechryd, Denbighshire, then deputy baron of the ...

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Gaisford, Thomas (1779–1855), classical scholar and dean of Christ Church, Oxford, was born at Iford Manor in Wiltshire on 22 December 1779. He was the eldest son of John Gaisford, a wealthy clothier of Bradford, Wiltshire, from whom he inherited a valuable house and estate; his mother was ...

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Thomas Gaisford (1779–1855) by Henry William Pickersgill, exh. RA 1847 Christ Church, Oxford