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Elstob, Elizabeth (1683–1756), Anglo-Saxon scholar, was born on 29 September 1683 at Newcastle upon Tyne, the youngest of eight children of Ralph Elstob (1647–1688), merchant, and his wife, Jane Hall (d. 1692). After her mother's death Elizabeth was brought up in the household of her father's younger brother ...

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Lye, Edward (bap. 1694, d. 1767), Anglo-Saxon and Gothic scholar, was baptized at St Mary's, Totnes, Devon, on 6 September 1694, the ninth of twelve children of Thomas Lye (bap. 1655, d. 1710/11), vicar of Broadhempston (instituted 4 May 1705) and schoolmaster of ...

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Somner, William (bap. 1598, d. 1669), antiquary and Anglo-Saxon scholar, was baptized on 5 November 1598 at St Margaret's, Canterbury, one of three sons of William Somner, registrar of the court of Canterbury, and his wife, Anne Winston. His widow and son believed his birth date to be 30 March 1606 (...