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C. W. Sutton

revised by Sarah Brolly

Booth, George (1791–1859), Latin scholar, was born on 12 November 1791 at Masborough House, Rotherham, the youngest son of William Booth (bap. 1742, d. 1800) of Ecclesfield, and his wife, Sarah Kaye (bap. 1754, d. 1839). After attending Eton...


Edmund Venables

revised by Philip Carter

Leng, John (1665–1727), Latin scholar and bishop of Norwich, was born at Thornton-le-Dale, near Pickering, Yorkshire. He received his early education at St Paul's School, London, and obtained an exhibition at St Catharine's College, Cambridge, where he was admitted a sizar on 26 March 1683, graduating BA (1686), MA (1690), BD (1698), and DD (1716). He was elected a fellow of the college on 13 September 1688, and subsequently became a very efficient tutor. He obtained great distinction as a Latin scholar. In 1695 he published an edition of ...


Thomas Seccombe

revised by Richard Smail

Melvin, James (1795–1853), Latin scholar, was born in Aberdeen, of poor parents, on 21 April 1795. He passed through the grammar school a few years after Byron had left it, during Mr Cromar's rectorship, and was the first bursar of his year at ...


Henry Nettleship (1839–1893) by unknown engraver, pubd c. 1893 (after Elliott & Fry) © National Portrait Gallery, London


Ingram Bywater

revised by Roger T. Stearn

Nettleship, Henry (1839–1893), Latin scholar, was born on 5 May 1839 at Kettering, Northamptonshire, the eldest of the six sons of Henry John Nettleship (1807–1870), solicitor, of Kettering, and his wife, Isabella Ann (1818–1898), daughter of the Revd James Hogg. Nettleship attended Mr Darnell's Preparatory School, Market Harborough...


See Wedderburn, David


Wedderburn, David (bap. 1580, d. 1646), poet and Latin grammarian, was baptized in the parish church of Aberdeen on 2 January 1580, the eldest son of William Wedderburn (1550?–1620), a burgess of the town, and Marjorie Annand. There is some confusion as to where ...