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Bentham, Edward (1707–1776), university professor, fifth son of the Revd Samuel Bentham (c.1681–1733), a minor canon of Ely, and his wife, Philippa Willen (c.1681–1747), was born in the college at Ely on 23 July 1707, and baptized in the cathedral on 21 August 1707. After singing as a chorister at ...

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Chevallier, Temple (1794–1873), Church of England clergyman and university teacher, was born on 19 October 1794 at Badingham, Suffolk, the youngest son of the Revd Temple Chevallier. He was educated at home, then at the grammar schools of Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich...

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Robert Haldane (1772–1854) by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Haldane, Robert (1772–1854), Church of Scotland minister and university teacher, was born on 27 January 1772 at Overton (‘the big farm’) in the parish of Lecropt, Perthshire, the eldest son of John Haldane, farmer, and his wife, Margaret Kinross. He was educated at a school in ...

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Marriott, Charles (1811–1858), Church of England clergyman and college teacher, was born at the rectory, Church Lawford, near Rugby, on 24 August 1811, the third of the five children of the rector of the parish, John Marriott (1780–1825), and his wife, Mary Ann (...

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Walker, Robert (1801–1865), Church of England clergyman and physicist, was born in Dover, the third of at least five sons of Robert Walker, gentleman, and his wife, Elizabeth Mozier, both of Dover. On 20 January 1819 he entered Wadham College, Oxford, where he was an exhibitioner. He obtained a second class in ...

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Matthew Young (1750–1800) by John Comerford (after Thomas Hickey, 1796) private collection; photograph © Bonhams

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Young, Matthew (1750–1800), natural philosopher and bishop of Clonfert, was born on 3 October 1750 at Castlerea, co. Roscommon, and was the fourth son of Owen Young and Olivia Maria Bell. He matriculated at Trinity College, Dublin, on 8 July 1766, obtained a scholarship in 1769, and graduated BA (1772), MA (1774), and BD (1782). ...