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Ainsworth, Robert (1660–1743), lexicographer and schoolmaster, was born in September 1660, probably at Wordsall, which, in the seventeenth century, was a collection of gentlemen's houses, in the parish of Eccles, about 4 miles from Manchester, the location cited by Dr Samuel Patrick in his preface to the second edition of ...

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Anwykyll, John (d. 1487), schoolmaster and grammarian, owned a surname, spelt in several ways, which is probably a variant of the place name Aldwincle in Northamptonshire. Anwykyll is first recorded as a student of grammar at Cambridge University in 1473–4, where he gained permission to graduate as a master of grammar in 1474–5. He next appears at Michaelmas 1483 as master of ...

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Bailey, Nathan (bap. 1691, d. 1742), lexicographer and schoolmaster, was baptized on 7 October 1691 in Mill Yard church, a Seventh Day Baptist congregation in Goodman's Fields, Whitechapel, just east of the City of London. His church was opposed to infant baptism and ...

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R. C. Christie

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Christie, Hugh (1710–1774), schoolmaster and grammarian, was born at Garvock, Kincardineshire, the third son of Alexander Christie, great-uncle of the Unitarian author William Christie. After coming top in the annual entrance competition to King's College, Aberdeen, he entered university as first bursar in 1726; he graduated MA in 1730. He was licensed to preach as a probationer of the ...

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Cockayne, Thomas Oswald (bap. 1809, d. 1873), philologist and teacher, was baptized on 20 January 1809 in Keynsham, Somerset, the eldest of nine children born to John Cockin, curate of Keynsham parish, and his wife, Louise. He was admitted into St John's College, Cambridge...

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Cornwall [Bryan], John (d. 1349), schoolmaster and grammarian, described himself in his will as 'John Bryan of Cornwall [Cornubia]', making it likely that he originated in that county. He occurs as an inhabitant of Oxford in 1341 and as master of a grammar school there between 1344 and 1349, his school lying between ...

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Crombie, Alexander (1760–1840), philologist and schoolmaster, was born in Aberdeen, the son of Thomas Crombie. He was educated at Marischal College, Aberdeen, where he graduated MA in 1778, and he received the degree of LLD from the same source in 1794. Although licensed by the ...

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Gordon Goodwin

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Dyche, Thomas (d. 1722x7), schoolmaster and writer on language, is of unknown origins. He was educated at Ashbourne Free School, Derbyshire, under the Revd William Hardestee, and subsequently took holy orders. He moved to London and in 1708 was keeping a school in ...

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Farnaby, Thomas (1574/5–1647), schoolteacher and grammarian, was the son of a London carpenter, also named Thomas, and his wife, Dorothy Foxcroft; he was probably the Thomas Fernabye baptized at St Michael Bassishaw, London, on 21 September 1575. According to Wood, he was a relative of the composer ...

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Holt, John (d. 1504), schoolmaster and grammarian, was the son of William Holt (or Smyth), sometime mayor and tradesman of Chichester, Sussex, and, apparently, his first wife, Joan. His schooling may have taken place in Chichester, but he is first recorded being admitted as a probationary fellow of ...

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Horman, William (1457–1535), schoolmaster and grammarian, came from the parish of St Thomas, Salisbury, Wiltshire, and was admitted as a scholar of Winchester College in 1468. He was promoted to be a scholar of New College, Oxford, in 1475 and a fellow two years later, graduating BA in 1480 and MA about three years later. In 1484 he was ordained subdeacon at ...

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Johnson, Richard (1656/7–1721), schoolmaster and grammarian, was born at Market Harborough, Leicestershire, the son of Robert Johnson. Having been educated at the grammar school there, he was admitted as a sizar at the age of eighteen at St John's College, Cambridge, on 15 September 1675. He was a fellow student of the classical scholar ...

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Kirkwood, James (d. 1711x20), schoolmaster and grammarian, was a native of Dunbar. At the time that he was first approached to be schoolmaster in Linlithgow, in May 1674, he was acting as tutor, or 'governour', to Lord Bruce at the Old College, Glasgow...

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T. B. Saunders

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Knowles, James (1759–1840), schoolmaster and lexicographer, was probably born in Dublin, the youngest of three sons and one daughter of John Knowles of Dublin, and Frances, daughter of the Revd Dr Dennis Sheridan of Quilca; he also had a sister. His father, who worked as treasurer in ...

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Lily, William (1468?–1522/3), grammarian and schoolmaster, was born at Odiham in Hampshire. Nothing is known of his parents, and the estimate of the date of his birth is based on his age at death, recorded as fifty-four on his memorial tablet in the old ...

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Palsgrave, John (d. 1554), teacher and scholar of languages, was born in London. The identity of his parents is unknown, though Palsgrave was evidently close to his mother, his provision for her being mentioned in the state papers in 1529. He is first recorded at the end of 1503 as a student at ...

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Ray, Sidney Herbert (1858–1939), schoolteacher and linguist, was born on 28 May 1858 at 1 Ashford Street, Hoxton Old Town, London, the son of Septimus Ray, omnibus conductor, and his wife, Louisa Mary Ann Wort. He attended the British School at Abbey Street, Bethnal Green...

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Seward [Seguarde], John (1364/5–1435/6), schoolmaster, grammarian, and poet, appears to have originated in the north of England and to have been educated there, perhaps at Norham, Northumberland, and Guisborough in the North Riding of Yorkshire, before studying at Oxford University of which he called himself 'an unworthy subject'; he also wrote respectfully of ...

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Stanbridge, John (1463–1510), schoolmaster and grammarian, was born in the summer of 1463, and admitted as a scholar of Winchester College in 1475 from Adderbury, Oxfordshire. Later references suggest that his home address changed first to Bodicote near Adderbury, and then to Heyford, Northamptonshire...

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Whittington, Robert (c. 1480–1553?), schoolmaster and grammarian, described himself as a man of Lichfield, Staffordshire, and was probably born in or near the city; his surname is that of an adjoining village. He was a pupil of the grammarian John Stanbridge, perhaps at ...