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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...