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Reid, Thomas (d. 1624), philosopher, translator, and founder of the first public reference library in Scotland, was one of the family of six sons and three daughters of James Reid (d. 1602?), minister of Banchory-Ternan, Kincardineshire, and burgess of Aberdeen. He was educated at ...

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Taylor, Thomas (1758–1835), philosopher and translator, was born on 15 May 1758 near Bunhill Fields, London, the son of Joseph Taylor, staymaker, of Round Court, St Martin's-le-Grand; details of his mother are unknown. He was sickly as a child and spent some years in ...