1-20 of 86 results  for:

Clear all

Article

Alexander Gordon

revised by M. J. Mercer

Addington, Stephen (1729–1796), Independent minister and tutor, was born at Northampton on 9 June 1729, the seventh son of Samuel Addington, who was either a hatter or a glover, and his wife, Mary. He was a student at Philip Doddridge's academy at Northampton...

Article

Aikin, John (1713–1780), tutor and theological scholar, was born on 28 December 1713 in London. His father, John Aikin (1664–1756), a linen draper from Kirkcudbright, Scotland, had settled there some time previously; his mother, Anne Bentall, is described as the daughter of a ...

Article

Ascham, Roger (1514/15–1568), author and royal tutor, was born at Kirby Wiske, near Northallerton in the North Riding of Yorkshire, the third of the four sons of John Ascham (d. 1544), steward to Henry, seventh Lord Scrope of Bolton, and his wife, ...

Article

Alexander Gordon

revised by W. N. Terry

Ashworth, Caleb (d. 1775), dissenting minister and tutor, was born at Clough Fold, near Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire, one of three sons of Richard Ashworth (1667–1751), a Particular Baptist lay preacher. His date of birth is uncertain: in his funeral address in 1775 Samuel Palmer...

Article

Belmaine, Jean (fl. 1546–1559), royal tutor, is of uncertain origins. He probably came to England from France in the wake of the French persecutions of religious evangelicals after the edict of Fontainebleau (1540). He certainly had Calvinist sympathies: his corrections to Edward VI's...

Article

Thompson Cooper

revised by Stephen Wright

Bird, Richard (d. 1609), Church of England clergyman and private tutor, matriculated as a sizar from Trinity College, Cambridge, in February 1565, and was elected a scholar in the same year. He graduated BA early in 1569, became a fellow in 1570, and proceeded MA in 1572....

Article

Bolton, Sir George (fl. 1790–1799), tutor and inventor of gun-locks, of unknown parentage and early life, was schooled in military tactics and mathematics preparatory to a career in the army, but was instead appointed instructor to the royal princesses in writing, geography, and arithmetic. Being of independent means, he indulged his interest in firearms by seeking to improve the musket gun-lock, which in both military and sporting firearms was so defective that accidents were frequently caused by guns going off at half-cock in the heat of battle or when forging through dense vegetation. The self-acting and detached bolting lock that he designed was constructed by mathematical instrument makers (whom he found more obedient to his orders than the gun makers), and patented in 1795 (no. 2041). The ...

Article

Gordon Goodwin

revised by J. A. Marchand

Bowman, Walter (1699–1782), tutor and antiquary, was the son of Walter Bowman of Logie in Fife. He travelled extensively in Italy, both on his own and with successive pupils. He was tutor to Samuel Rolle on the latter's grand tour of 1724–5, and was enrolled at ...

Article

W. P. Courtney

revised by M. J. Mercer

Burton, John (1696–1771), Church of England clergyman and tutor, was born at Wembworthy, Devon, the son of Samuel Burton (d. 1707), rector of that parish. He was educated at schools in Okehampton and Tiverton, and—following his father's death—in Ely, where he was placed under the guardianship of the ...

Article

Button, Ralph (1611/12–1680), nonconformist tutor, was born in Bishopstone, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, the son of Robert Button. He was educated at a local grammar school and then at Exeter College, Oxford, where he matriculated in December 1631, aged nineteen. Button was a favourite pupil of the rector of ...

Article

Cheke, Sir John (1514–1557), humanist, royal tutor, and administrator, was born on 16 June 1514 in a house on the corner of Market Hill and Petty Cury in Cambridge, the son of Peter Cheke (d. 1530), administrator, of Cambridge, and his wife, ...

Image

Sir John Cheke (1514–1557) attrib. Lodovico Leoni, c. 1555 © Copyright The British Museum

Article

Chorlton, John (1666–1705), Presbyterian minister and tutor, was born at Salford, Lancashire. He was educated for the nonconformist ministry by the celebrated Richard Frankland, entering the academy, then at Natland, near Kendal, on 4 April 1682. According to a letter from Matthew Henry...

Article

Conder, John (1714–1781), Independent minister and tutor, was born on 3 June 1714 at Wimpole, Cambridgeshire, the son of Jabez Conder (d. 1727) and Elizabeth Linkern (1688/9–1730). He came from old nonconformist stock as both his father and grandfather served as minister to an Independent congregation at ...

Article

Coningham, James (1669/70–1716), Presbyterian minister and tutor, of unknown parents, was described as ‘Anglus’ when he graduated MA from Edinburgh University on 27 February 1694. His first ministry was at Penrith, Cumberland, at a new Presbyterian meeting established as a result of a lectureship supported by ...

Article

Dalton, John Neale (1839–1931), Church of England clergyman and royal tutor, was born on the Isle of Thanet, Kent, on 24 September 1839, the eldest of five sons (among nine children) of John Neale Dalton (1808–1880), a Church of England clergyman, and his wife (and first cousin), ...

Image

Andrew Dalzel (1742–1806) by Sir Henry Raeburn Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Article

Dalzel [formerly Dalziel], Andrew (1742–1806), classical scholar and tutor, was born on 6 October 1742 at Gateside of Newliston, a farm where his family had held the tenancy for more than a century, in the parish of Kirkliston, Linlithgowshire. He was the son of ...

Article

Denisot, Nicolas (1515–1559), French poet and tutor, was born at Le Mans, the son of Jean Denisot (d. 1539), bailiff of Assé and advocate in the provincial court of Le Mans. He learned the arts of engraving and cartography and produced maps of ...

Article

Dun, John (1723/4–1792), Church of Scotland minister and tutor, was born in Eskdale, Dumfriesshire, and was educated for the ministry under Professor Patrick Cuming at the University of Edinburgh. In the late 1740s he was taken to Auchinleck in Ayrshire by Alexander Boswell, ...