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W. E. A. Axon

revised by Andrew Lambert

Bellot, Thomas (1806–1857), naval surgeon and philologist, was born on 16 March 1806 at Manchester, where his father, Thomas Bellot (1765/6–1826), after whom he was named, was a practising surgeon in Oldham Street. The father, a native of Derbyshire, gave evidence in 1818 to a ...


Roget, Peter Mark (1779–1869), physician and philologist, was born in Broad Street, Soho, London, on 18 January 1779. He was the only son of John Roget (d. 1783), a native of Geneva and pastor of the French protestant church in Threadneedle Street, London...


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Peter Mark Roget (1779–1869) by William Brockedon, 1835 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Bertha Porter

revised by Michael Bevan

Skinner, Stephen (bap. 1623, d. 1667), physician and philologist, baptized on 23 November 1623 at St Martin Pomeroy, London, was the son of John Skinner. He matriculated from Christ Church, Oxford, on 6 December 1639, but, the civil war breaking out, he left ...