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Barclay, James (fl. 1763–1774), Church of England clergyman and lexicographer, was for many years a curate at All Saints' Church, Edmonton, Middlesex, and a teacher at schools in Goodman's Fields and Tottenham. In 1763 he published What is Meant by Coming to Christ...

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Beck, Cave (bap. 1622, d. 1706), writer on universal language and Church of England clergyman, second son of John Beck, 'pandoxator' or brewer, and Anne Flecher (probably née Cave, and widow of Adam Flecher), was born in the parish of St James's, Clerkenwell...

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Cawdrey, Robert (b. 1537/8?, d. in or after 1604), Church of England clergyman and lexicographer, was born in 1537 or 1538; his parentage is unknown. Although four of his five sons are recorded as having studied at Cambridge—Anthony, Thomas, and Zachary (father of ...

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Gouldman, Francis (c. 1607–1688/9), Church of England clergyman and lexicographer, was the son of Richard Gouldman of Norfolk. Having been educated in London, by Thomas Farnaby, Francis matriculated as pensioner of Christ's College, Cambridge, in 1623; he proceeded BA in 1626–7 and MA in 1630. On 26 March 1634 he succeeded ...

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Holyoake, Francis (1566x73–1653), Church of England clergyman and lexicographer, was born at Nether Whitacre, Warwickshire. He was admitted to Queen's College, Oxford, as a commoner in 1582, but is not recorded as being admitted to a degree. Wood claims that he had been a schoolteacher. However, ...

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Henry George Liddell (1811–1898) by Julia Margaret Cameron, 1865 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Liddell, Henry George (1811–1898), lexicographer and dean of Christ Church, Oxford, was born at Binchester, co. Durham, on 6 February 1811, the eldest son of the Revd Henry George Liddell (1787–1872), and his wife (and first cousin), Charlotte Lyon (d. 1871), niece of the ...

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Richards, Thomas (1709/10–1790), lexicographer and Church of England clergyman, was born in Carmarthenshire. Nothing is known of his family except that he had a brother called Lewis. He did not receive a university education. Before taking holy orders he was the master of a charity school supported by the principal of ...

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Scott, Robert (1811–1887), lexicographer and dean of Rochester, was born on 26 January 1811 at Bondleigh, Devon, the son of Alexander Scott (1781–1847), then rector there, and his wife, Agnes. His father moved to Egremont rectory, Cumberland, and Robert attended St Bees, and afterwards ...

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Robert Scott (1811–1887) by Samuel Alexander Walker, 1874 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Stormonth, James (1824–1882), Episcopalian minister and lexicographer, was reputedly born in Edinburgh (The Athenaeum, 11 Feb 1882), the son of James Stormonth, fish curer, and his wife, Jane, née Robertson. He had at least one younger brother. He was educated at the ...

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Walters, John (bap. 1721, d. 1797), Church of England clergyman and lexicographer, was baptized on 22 August 1721 in Llanedi, Carmarthenshire, the son of John Walters (d. c.1734), timber merchant. Local tradition claims that he was born in a small house in the hamlet of ...