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Alexander Gordon

revised by R. D. Smith

Ash, John (1724–1779), lexicographer and grammarian, was born in Stockland, Dorset; the details of his parents are unknown. At first a blacksmith's apprentice, he received encouragement from the minister of Loughwood, near Lyme, in whose parish he had been baptized, and from 1740 he studied for the Baptist ministry under ...

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Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1810–1897) by George Burnett Esam, c. 1895 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Brewer, Ebenezer Cobham (1810–1897), educationist and lexicographer, was born in Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London, on 2 May 1810, the third of the eleven surviving children of John Sherren Brewer (1775/6–1848), a Norwich schoolmaster, and his second wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Kitton of ...

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Edmonds, George (1788–1868), radical and philologist, was born in Birmingham on 10 March 1788, the son of Edward Edmonds (1750–1823) and his second wife, Sarah, née Bromfield (d. 1821). His father was the founding pastor of the Bond Street Baptist Chapel, Birmingham...

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Pettman, Charles (1851–1935), Methodist minister and lexicographer, was born on 14 August 1851 at Seasalter, Whitstable, Kent, the eldest son of Richard Pettman, baker, and his wife, Mary Wells. Having been brought up as a Baptist, Pettman was attracted to Methodism as a young man. After becoming a local preacher while in business in ...

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Alexander Gordon

revised by M. J. Mercer

Scott, Daniel (1694–1759), theological writer and lexicographer, was born on 21 March 1694, the son of Daniel Scott, a London merchant, and his second wife, and the half-brother of Thomas Scott (d. 1746), Independent minister at Norwich, whose children included Joseph Nicol Scott...

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Weymouth, Richard Francis (1822–1902), philologist and biblical scholar, was born at Plymouth Dock on 26 October 1822, the only son of Commander Richard Weymouth RN and his wife, Ann Sprague, also of a Devon family. After education at a private school he went to ...