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Barker, William Higgs (1743/4–1816), Hebraist and headmaster, was the son of George Barker, tailor, of Great Russell Street, London, and a relation of the Hebraist Samuel Barker (1686–1759). He was admitted on the foundation of St Paul's School on 10 May 1756, aged twelve. He became Pauline exhibitioner at ...

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Beasley [née James], (Catherine) Eileen (1921–2012), teacher and Welsh-language campaigner, was born on 4 April 1921 at Pen-y-bryn, Henllan Amgoed, Carmarthenshire, the daughter of David John James, farmer, and his wife, Mary Winifred, née Williams. Pen-y-bryn was her maternal grandparents' home, and she was raised on her parents' farm, ...

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(Catherine) Eileen Beasley (1921–2012) by unknown photographer, 1951 [with husband, Trefor] courtesy of Delyth Prys

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Brice, Edmund (fl. 1648–1696), translator and schoolmaster, was admitted to Jesus College, Oxford, on or before 27 October 1648. He matriculated on 12 March 1649 and graduated BA on 12 July 1650. On 2 January 1651 Brice was by order of the committee for reformation of the university constituted a fellow of ...

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Dawes [Daus], John (c. 1516–1602), schoolmaster and translator, graduated BA at St John's College, Cambridge, in 1537, and proceeded MA as a fellow of Christ's College in 1541. As chaplain to Thomas, second Lord Wentworth, of Nettlestead in Suffolk, he accompanied him in 1551 when he went to be the last English deputy to ...

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Girdlestone, John Lang (1756–1825), translator and schoolmaster, was the fourth child and second son of the seven children of Zurishaddai Girdlestone (bap. 1719, d. 1767), rector of Baconsthorpe, Norfolk, and Sarah (1725/6–1795), daughter of John and Elizabeth Hewitt. He attended schools in ...

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Jones, Richard (1603–1673), schoolmaster and translator of religious texts, was the son of John Lewis of Llansannan, Denbighshire. He matriculated at Balliol College, Oxford, on 18 March 1625, and graduated BA in February 1629 and MA in June 1633. During the Commonwealth he became an itinerant minister. At some time before February 1657 he was appointed schoolmaster at ...

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Lyons, Israel, the elder (d. 1770), Hebrew scholar and teacher, was born into a Polish Jewish family. He settled at Cambridge where he resided for nearly forty years, earning his livelihood by keeping a silversmith's shop, and giving instruction in the Hebrew language to members of the university. The ...

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Masson, (George Joseph) Gustave (1819–1888), French scholar and teacher, was born in London on 9 March 1819, the son of Emile Masson, who served under Napoleon and having survived the retreat from Moscow lived in exile in London where he met and married ...

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Moore, Philip (1705–1783), headmaster and Manx scholar, was born at Pulrose and baptized on 10 September 1705 at Kirk Braddan on the Isle of Man, the sixth son of Robert Moore, of Pulrose, and Catherine Kelly. He was educated at Douglas grammar school...

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Morshead, Edmund Doidge Anderson (1849–1912), schoolmaster and translator, was born on 4 February 1849 at Salcombe Regis, Devon, the third of the four sons of the Revd John Philip Anderson Morshead (1810–1881) of Salcombe Regis and his wife, Alethea, née Yonge. He was the grandson of ...

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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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J. H. Lupton

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Postlethwayt, John (1650–1713), headmaster and orientalist, was born on 8 October 1650, the fourth son of Matthew Postlethwayt (d. 1682) and his wife, Margaret Hunton. The family had long been settled at Bankside in Millom, Cumberland. After attending the neighbouring school of ...

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Tooke, Andrew (bap. 1673, d. 1732), schoolmaster and university professor, was baptized in the parish of St Gregory by Paul, London, on 22 January 1673, the second of the three sons of Benjamin Tooke, citizen and stationer, and his wife, Mary, née Juell...

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Wratislaw, Albert Henry (1821–1892), headmaster and Czech scholar, was born on 5 November 1821 (often wrongly given as 1822) at Rugby, Warwickshire, the eldest son of William Ferdinand Wratislaw (1788–1853), a solicitor, and his wife, Charlotte Anne, née Keele (d. 1863). He was educated at ...