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Bainbrigg, Reginald (1544/5–1612/13), schoolmaster and antiquary, born at Hilton, near Appleby, Westmorland, was probably a younger son of Christopher Bainbrigg (c.1505–1569), a member of a minor gentry family which had been at Hilton from the fifteenth century. Reginald Bainbrigg matriculated from ...

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Bickerstaffe, William (bap. 1728, d. 1789), schoolmaster and antiquary, was baptized at St Mary de Castro, Leicester, on 18 August 1728, the eldest child and only son of William Bickerstaffe (c.1697–1739), glazier, and Hannah How (1697–1769), daughter of Joseph and Mary How...

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Malkin, Benjamin Heath (1769–1842), schoolmaster and antiquary, only son of Thomas Malkin of St Mary-le-Bow and his wife, whose maiden name was Heath, was born on 23 March 1769 in London. He was educated from 1779 to 1787 at Harrow School, where he was head of the school in 1787. He entered ...

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L. H. Cust

revised by C. A. Creffield

Parkes, David (1763–1833), schoolmaster and antiquary, was the son of John Parkes, of an old family in reduced circumstances. He was born on 21 February 1763 in Cakemore, near Halesowen, Shropshire.

After being educated in the village school, he was apprenticed to a japanner at ...

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C. W. Sutton

revised by S. J. Skedd

Partridge, Joseph (1724–1796), schoolmaster and antiquary, was born at the Red Lion, Nantwich, Cheshire, and baptized on 1 May 1724, the son of Joseph Partridge (d. 1756), waggoner and landlord of the Red Lion, and Sarah Tew (d. 1771/2). He succeeded to his father's business as a waggoner, and had married his wife, ...

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Twyne, John (c. 1505–1581), schoolmaster and antiquary, was born at Bullington, Hampshire, the son of William Twyne. He matriculated at Oxford; his college is unknown, but in 1523–4 he heard Juan Luis Vives, the Spanish humanist, lecture in Corpus Christi College, and saw ...