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Edwards, Thomas (1651/2–1721), Church of England clergyman and orientalist, was born at Llanllechid, near Bangor in Caernarvonshire, the son of Edward Edwards. He attended school in Bangor and matriculated as a sizar at St John's College, Cambridge, on 16 March 1670 aged eighteen, graduating BA in 1674 and proceeding MA in 1677. With the support of ...

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Robinson, Thomas (1790–1873), Church of England clergyman and orientalist, was born in Leicester on 20 October 1790, the youngest son of Thomas Robinson (1749–1813) and his first wife (d. 1791), whose name is unknown. He was educated at Rugby School and Trinity College, Cambridge...

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Rodwell, John Medows (1808–1900), Church of England clergyman and orientalist, the eldest son of John Medows Rodwell and his wife, Marianna, née Kedington, was born at Barham Hall, Suffolk, on 11 April 1808. He attended school at Bury St Edmunds, and entered Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge...

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Swinton, John (1703–1777), Church of England clergyman and orientalist, was born in Cheshire, the son of John Swinton of Bexton, Cheshire. He entered Wadham College, Oxford, as a servitor, matriculating on 10 October 1719, and on 30 June 1723 was elected a scholar. He graduated BA on 1 December 1723 and MA on 1 December 1726. He was ordained deacon on 30 May 1725 and priest on 28 May 1727, and in February 1728 became rector of ...