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Burton, William (1609–1657), antiquary and philologist, was born in Austin Friars, London, the son of William Burton of Atcham in Shropshire. Educated at St Paul's School, he went to Queen's College, Oxford, at Easter 1625. His proficiency in Greek attracted the notice of ...


Gordon Goodwin

revised by J. A. Marchand

Drake, William (bap. 1723, d. 1801), antiquary and philologist, was the second surviving son of Francis Drake (bap. 1696, d. 1771), historian, and Mary Woodyear (1692/3–1728), third daughter of George Woodyear of Crook Hill, near Doncaster. He was born in York and baptized at ...


Elworthy, Frederick Thomas (1830–1907), philologist and antiquary, eldest son of Thomas Elworthy of Wellington, Somerset, woollen manufacturer, and his wife, Jane, daughter of William Chorley of Quarm, near Dunster, Somerset, was born at Wellington on 10 January 1830, and was educated at a private school at ...


T. W. Bayne

revised by John D. Haigh

Jamieson, John (1759–1838), antiquary and philologist, was born in Glasgow on 5 March 1759, the son of the Revd John Jamieson, an Anti-Burgher minister, and his wife, née Cleland. He was educated at a school kept by his father's precentor (to 1765), at the ...