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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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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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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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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 ...