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R. M. J. Jones

revised by Dylan Foster Evans

Evans, William (d. 1776?), Presbyterian minister and lexicographer, was probably born in Carmarthenshire, perhaps in Cefngwili, Llanedi. He is believed to have been educated at Carmarthen Academy under Dr Jenkins between 1768 and 1772. His chief claim to notice is based on his work ...


Robert Hunter (1823–1897) by G. Haworth by permission of the Geological Society of London


Hunter, Robert (1823–1897), Free Church of Scotland missionary, geologist, and lexicographer, was born at Newburgh, Fife, on 3 September 1823, son of John Mackenzie Hunter (d. 1878), an excise officer and a native of Wigtownshire, and his wife, Agnes Strickland of Ulverston, Lancashire...


Neilson, William [Uilliam Mac Néill] (1774–1821), minister of the Presbyterian General Synod of Ulster and grammarian, was born at Rademon, Crossgar, co. Down, on 12 September 1774, the fourth child of the seven sons and one daughter of Moses Neilson (1739–1823), minister of ...


Simson, Andrew (c. 1526–1591?), grammarian and Church of Scotland minister, studied at King's College, Aberdeen, probably under the humanist John Vaus and certainly under his assistant and successor Theophilus Stewart. By late May 1550 he was master of the grammar school at Perth...