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Johnson, Thomas (1702/3–1737), classical scholar and moral philosopher, was born at Debenham, Suffolk, the son of Thomas Johnson (b. 1674/5), Church of England clergyman of that parish. He was educated at Monk Soham School, Suffolk, and Magdalene College, Cambridge, which he entered aged eighteen on 3 June 1721. He graduated BA in 1724 and MA in 1728. He was ordained deacon on 19 December 1725 and priest on 11 June 1727. He was senior university taxor at ...


Newman, Francis William (1805–1897), classical scholar and moral philosopher, was born at 17 Southampton Street, Bloomsbury Square, London, on 27 June 1805. His father, John Newman (1767–1824), a banker, was of Dutch descent and his mother, Jemima (1772–1836), of Huguenot extraction, was a sister of the paper manufacturer ...


Francis William Newman (1805–1897) by Herbert Watkins, 1858 © National Portrait Gallery, London