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Argentine [formerly Sexton], Richard (1510/11–1568), schoolmaster and Church of England clergyman, entered Winchester College, as Richard Sexton, of Milton, Dorset, in 1524, aged thirteen. A fellow of New College for ten years from 1528, he proceeded BA in 1532 and MA in 1536. At ...

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Bancroft, Thomas (1756–1811), Church of England clergyman and schoolmaster, was born in Deansgate, Manchester, son of Thomas Bancroft, a thread maker. He was educated at Manchester grammar school from the age of six and at Brasenose College, Oxford, whence he matriculated on 8 April 1778, aged twenty-two. He graduated BA in 1781 and was awarded his MA in 1784. After leaving ...

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Barrett, Stephen (bap. 1719, d. 1801), schoolmaster and Church of England clergyman, was born at Bent, in the parish of Kildwick in Craven, Yorkshire, and was baptized there on 14 May 1719, the son of Peter Barrett of Sutton, Yorkshire, and his wife, ...

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Bidlake, John (1755–1814), schoolmaster and Church of England clergyman, was born in Plymouth, the son of Richard Bidlake, a jeweller of that city who came from a family with Totnes connections. His home life appears to have been a source of happiness to him, judging by some of the references in his semi-autobiographical ...

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Birch, Samuel (1620/21–1680), ejected minister and schoolmaster, was baptized in Manchester on 18 February 1621, a younger son of Samuel Birch (d. in or after 1648) of Ardwick Manor, Manchester, and Mary (d. 1659/60), daughter of Ralph Smith of Doblane House, Lancashire...

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Bonwicke, Ambrose (1652–1722), nonjuring Church of England clergyman and schoolmaster, son of the Revd John Bonwicke BD (1622–1698), later rector of East Horsley and of Mickleham in Surrey, was born on 29 April 1652 at East Horsley. On 11 September 1663 he entered ...

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Booth, Bartholomew (bap. 1732, d. 1785), Church of England clergyman and schoolmaster, was born at Mellor, Derbyshire, where he was baptized in the village chapel on 7 October 1732, the son of Bartholomew Booth (d. 1750), the village schoolmaster. His family appears to have belonged to a cadet branch of the ...

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Boucher, Jonathan (1738–1804), schoolmaster and Church of England clergyman, was born on 12 March 1738 in Cumberland to James Boucher, schoolmaster and manager of an alehouse, and Anne Barnes, both descendants of Norman aristocracy whose family had fallen on hard times. Although a poor businessman, ...

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Jonathan Boucher (1738–1804) by Daniel Gardner, c. 1785 Yale University Art Gallery. Photograph: The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

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George Granville Bradley (1821–1903) by John Jabez Edwin Mayall, pubd 1883 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bradley, George Granville (1821–1903), dean of Westminster and schoolmaster, born at High Wycombe on 11 December 1821, was the fourth son of Charles Bradley (1789–1871) and his first wife, Catherine Shepherd (d. 1831). The literary scholar A. C. Bradley and the philosopher ...

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Burghall, Edward (bap. 1600, d. 1665), clergyman and ejected minister, and schoolmaster, was baptized on 9 December 1600 at Beeston township in the parish of Bunbury, Cheshire, one of seven known children of Hugh Burghall (d. 1632) of Beeston, in Bunbury, a yeoman of an established local family, and his wife, ...

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Coleridge, John (bap. 1719, d. 1781), Church of England clergyman and schoolmaster, was baptized on 21 January 1719 at Crediton, Devon, the son of John Coleridge (1697–1739), a weaver, and his wife, Mary Wills (1698–1776). Having become a respectable draper in Crediton, John Coleridge senior...

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Cooper, Christopher (1655?–1698), schoolmaster and Church of England clergyman, was according to Dobson, probably born in 1655 as he 'would be about 20 when he took his BA' (Dobson, 1.281). Cooper's birthplace is unknown, but it could well have been ...

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Day, Matthew (bap. 1611, d. 1663), Church of England clergyman and schoolmaster, was baptized on 24 February 1611 at Windsor, the third son of Matthew Day (1574–1661), mayor of Windsor, and his wife, Mary (1580/81–1667), daughter of George Dowdeswell of Eton. A king's scholar at ...

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Dowling, John Goulter (1805–1841), Church of England clergyman and schoolmaster, the eldest son of John Dowling, innkeeper of the King's Head, Westgate Street, Gloucester, alderman, and sometime mayor of Gloucester, and his wife, Elizabeth Goulter of Hawkesbury, was born on 18 April 1805 in ...

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Edwards, Thomas (1729–1785), Church of England clergyman and schoolmaster, was born at Coventry in August 1729, the son of Thomas Edwards (b. c.1691). Having been educated at the free grammar school in Coventry under Dr Jackson, in November 1746 he went to ...

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Fry, Thomas Charles (1846–1930), schoolmaster and dean of Lincoln, was born at Forest Hill, Sydenham, Kent, on 16 April 1846, the only son and youngest child of Peter Samuel Fry, solicitor, and his wife, Katherine Eliza Ann, daughter of the Revd John Charles Williams...

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Furneaux, William Mordaunt (1848–1928), schoolmaster and dean of Winchester, was born on 29 July 1848 at Walton d'Eiville, Warwickshire, the eldest son of the Revd William Duckworth Furneaux, and his wife, Louisa, eldest daughter of William Dickins, of Cherrington, Warwickshire. His father, who owned a family estate at ...

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Gray, James (1770?–1830), schoolmaster, Church of England clergyman, and writer, was born, probably in 1770 (his baptism is not recorded in the parish register, but his age is given as sixty on his death certificate), in Duns, Berwickshire. His father, Thomas Gray (...