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Armitt, Mary Louisa (1851–1911), author and founder of the Armitt Library, Ambleside, was born at 19 Melbourne Terrace, Salford, Lancashire, on 24 September 1851. She was the youngest of three daughters of William Armitt (1815–1867), an impecunious assistant overseer who valued learning, and his wife, ...


Mary Louisa Armitt (1851–1911) by Sophia Armitt The Armitt Trust Collection


Kynaston, Sir Francis (1586/7–1642), writer and founder of an academy of learning, was born in Oteley, Shropshire, the eldest son of Sir Edward Kynaston (d. after 1638), gentleman, and his wife, Isabel, daughter of Sir Nicholas Bagenall. He matriculated at Oriel College, Oxford...


Prior, Thomas (1681–1751), author and a founder of the Dublin Society, was born at Garriston, near Rathdowney, Queen's county, the second son of Colonel Thomas Prior (d. 1700) and grandson of Captain Thomas Prior of Ely, who settled in Ireland with his regiment in 1636. He was educated at the public school at ...