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Chamberlain [Chamberlen], Nathaniel (bap. 1612), linguist and physician, was the third son of the barber–surgeon Peter Chamberlen the younger (1572–1626) [see under Chamberlen family] and his wife, Sara, daughter of William Delaune (c. 1530–1611). He was baptized at the French church in ...

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Norman Moore

revised by John D. Haigh

Foley, Daniel (c. 1815–1874), philologist, was born at Tralee, co. Kerry, the son of Timothy Foley, a merchant. His parents were poor, and he never wore shoes until he was employed in the shop of Patrick Grey in Tralee. Under the influence of a local clergyman he left the ...

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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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Rider [Ryder], John (1562–1632), lexicographer and Church of Ireland bishop of Killaloe, was born in Carrington, Cheshire. He was educated at Jesus College, Oxford, where he graduated BA in February 1581 and MA in July 1583. He held the rectory of Waterstock, Oxfordshire...