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Alexander Adam (1741–1809) by Sir Henry Raeburn, c. 1805 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Adam, Alexander (1741–1809), schoolmaster and classical scholar, was born on 24 June 1741 at Coats of Burgie, a small farm in the parish of Rafford, Moray, the youngest child of the large family of John Adam (d. 1758), tenant farmer, and Christian Watson...

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Blackwall, Anthony (bap. 1672, d. 1730), classical scholar and schoolmaster, was baptized on 17 July 1672 at Kirk Ireton, Derbyshire, the son of Anthony Blackwall, of Blackwall, a hamlet in that parish. His sister Elizabeth was also baptized there, on 11 May 1674. Having been educated at ...

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Alexander Gordon

revised by M. C. Curthoys

Bowman, Eddowes (1810–1869), teacher and classical scholar, eldest son of John Eddowes Bowman the elder (1785–1841), and Elizabeth Eddowes (1788–1859), his cousin, was born at Nantwich on 12 November 1810. He was educated chiefly at Hazelwood, near Birmingham, by Thomas Wright Hill, father of ...

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Cogan, Eliezer (1762–1855), Presbyterian minister, schoolmaster, and classical scholar, was born at Rothwell, Northamptonshire, the son of John Cogan (1698–1784), surgeon and author of An Essay on the Epistle to the Romans, and his second wife. There had been one son from his first marriage, ...

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Dawes, Richard (bap. 1709, d. 1766), classical scholar and schoolmaster, was baptized on 27 June 1709 at Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, the son of Richard Dawes, a maltster. He was educated at Market Bosworth grammar school, where the classicist Anthony Blackwell became headmaster in 1722. He matriculated from ...

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Foster, John (bap. 1731, d. 1774), classical scholar and schoolmaster, was baptized on 7 January 1731 at Windsor, Berkshire, the son of Henry Foster (d. 1761/2), builder and alderman, and his wife, Elizabeth. He entered Eton College in 1742, with Septimus Plumptre...

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Hallward, Bertrand Leslie (1901–2003), classicist, headmaster, and university administrator, was born on 24 May 1901 at 12 Norton Road, Hove, Sussex, the son of Norman Leslie Hallward (d. 1934), a member of the Indian education service, and his wife, Evelyn Alice, née...

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D. L. Thomas

revised by Patrick Bullard

Jones, John (1694–1752), schoolmaster and classical scholar, son of William Jones, an apothecary, was born in the Old Jewry, London, on 10 October 1694. He entered Merchant Taylors' School on 12 September 1703, was elected to a scholarship at St John's College, Oxford...

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Benjamin Hall Kennedy (1804–1889) by Walter William Ouless, 1883 by permission of the Master and Fellows of St John's College, Cambridge

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Kennedy, Benjamin Hall (1804–1889), headmaster and classical scholar, was born at Summer Hill, near Birmingham, on 6 November 1804, the eldest son of Rann Kennedy (1772–1851) and his wife, Julia (née Hall). Charles Rann Kennedy was his brother. From 1814 to 1818 he was educated in his father's house and at ...

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H. R. Luard

revised by Richard Smail

Kidd, Thomas (1770–1850), classical scholar and schoolmaster, was the son of Thomas Kidd of Kidd, Yorkshire. He was educated at Giggleswick School under William Paley before being entered on 14 December 1789 as a sizar of Trinity College, Cambridge, where he took the degrees of BA (as fifth junior optime) in 1794 and MA in 1797. He was for some time second master of ...

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McCrum, Michael William (1924–2005), classicist, headmaster, and college head, was born at 3 Ashburton Road, Alverstoke, Hampshire, on 23 May 1924, the third of the four sons of Captain Cecil Robert McCrum (1892–1976), naval officer, and his wife, Ivy Hilda Constance (1891–1990), daughter of ...

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Page, Thomas Ethelbert (1850–1936), classical scholar and schoolmaster, was born at Lincoln on 27 March 1850, the second son of William Tomlinson Page, general manager of the Lincoln and Lindsey Banking Company, and his wife, Ann Watson. He attended Lincoln grammar school and ...

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Wase, Christopher (1627–1690), schoolmaster and classical scholar, was born in Hackney, Middlesex, and baptized on 6 January 1627, the son of John Wase of London (d. in or after 1670) and his wife, Susan, daughter of Richard Welby of London, merchant. He entered ...

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Westaway, Katharine Mary (1893–1973), classical scholar and headmistress, was born on 8 February 1893 at School House, 128 Chapel Street, Dalton in Furness, Lancashire, the only child of Frederick William Westaway, headmaster and HM inspector of schools, and his wife, Mary Jane, née...

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John Williams (1792–1858) by Colvin Smith, 1840 courtesy of The Edinburgh Academy

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Williams, John (1792–1858), schoolmaster and classical scholar, was the youngest child of John Williams, vicar of Ystradmeurig in Cardiganshire, and Jane, daughter of Lewis Rogers of Gelli, high sheriff of Cardiganshire. His father, John Williams (1745–1818), known as yr Hen Syr...