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Ascham, Roger (1514/15–1568), author and royal tutor, was born at Kirby Wiske, near Northallerton in the North Riding of Yorkshire, the third of the four sons of John Ascham (d. 1544), steward to Henry, seventh Lord Scrope of Bolton, and his wife, ...

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Thompson Cooper

revised by Stephen Wright

Bird, Richard (d. 1609), Church of England clergyman and private tutor, matriculated as a sizar from Trinity College, Cambridge, in February 1565, and was elected a scholar in the same year. He graduated BA early in 1569, became a fellow in 1570, and proceeded MA in 1572....

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Gordon Goodwin

revised by J. A. Marchand

Bowman, Walter (1699–1782), tutor and antiquary, was the son of Walter Bowman of Logie in Fife. He travelled extensively in Italy, both on his own and with successive pupils. He was tutor to Samuel Rolle on the latter's grand tour of 1724–5, and was enrolled at ...

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W. P. Courtney

revised by M. J. Mercer

Burton, John (1696–1771), Church of England clergyman and tutor, was born at Wembworthy, Devon, the son of Samuel Burton (d. 1707), rector of that parish. He was educated at schools in Okehampton and Tiverton, and—following his father's death—in Ely, where he was placed under the guardianship of the ...

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Button, Ralph (1611/12–1680), nonconformist tutor, was born in Bishopstone, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, the son of Robert Button. He was educated at a local grammar school and then at Exeter College, Oxford, where he matriculated in December 1631, aged nineteen. Button was a favourite pupil of the rector of ...

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Cheke, Sir John (1514–1557), humanist, royal tutor, and administrator, was born on 16 June 1514 in a house on the corner of Market Hill and Petty Cury in Cambridge, the son of Peter Cheke (d. 1530), administrator, of Cambridge, and his wife, ...

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Sir John Cheke (1514–1557) attrib. Lodovico Leoni, c. 1555 © Copyright The British Museum

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Dalton, John Neale (1839–1931), Church of England clergyman and royal tutor, was born on the Isle of Thanet, Kent, on 24 September 1839, the eldest of five sons (among nine children) of John Neale Dalton (1808–1880), a Church of England clergyman, and his wife (and first cousin), ...

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Richard Frankland (1630–1698) by unknown artist by permission of Dr Williams's Library

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Frankland, Richard (1630–1698), nonconformist tutor, was born on 1 November 1630, at Rathmell, Giggleswick, Yorkshire, the son of John Frankland (d. before 1650). Between 1642 and 1648 he was educated at Giggleswick grammar school, before being admitted on 18 May 1648 at ...

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W. C. Sydney

revised by S. J. Skedd

Herne, Thomas (d. 1722), tutor and religious controversialist, was the eldest son of Francis Herne of Suffolk. He was admitted as a pensioner at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, on 29 October 1711 and elected to a scholarship in 1712. After graduating BA in 1715, ...

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Higford, William (1580/81–1657), writer on conduct, was born in Dixton, Alderton parish, Gloucestershire, one of five children of John Hugford (d. 1616), whose family owned the manor, and his wife, Dorothea, daughter of William Rogers. William (who adopted the spelling Higford) matriculated at ...

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Liston, Sir Robert (1742–1836), tutor and diplomat, was born at Overtoun, Kirkliston, Linlithgowshire, on 8 October 1742, the second, and oldest surviving, son of Patrick Liston of Torbanehill (d. 1749) and Christian Dick (d. 1790). He studied for the Church of Scotland...

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Malard, Michael (b. 1676), religious controversialist and tutor in French, was born at Vaurenard, near Mâcon, France, the son of François Malard, a doctor of Vaurenard; his mother later married a M. Patissier de la Fayette of Beaugeu. His parents were Roman Catholics and he was prepared for the priesthood but after serving for some years as pasteur at ...

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Moore, John (bap. 1643, d. 1717), Presbyterian minister and nonconformist tutor, the son of John Moore of Musbury, Devon, was baptized there on 5 August 1643. He was educated at the grammar school at Colyton, Devon. From there he went to Brasenose College, Oxford...

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Morton, Charles (bap. 1627, d. 1698), nonconformist minister and tutor, was born at Pendavy, Cornwall, and baptized at Egloshayle in the same county on 18 February 1627, the son of Nicholas Morton (d. 1640), clergyman, and Frances, daughter of Thomas Kestell of ...

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Murray, Thomas (1564–1623), royal tutor and college head, was the son of Murray of Woodend. He attached himself to the Scottish court and followed James VI to London in 1603, by which year he had married Jane Drummond (d. 1647). By 26 June 1605, when he was granted a pension of ...

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Owen, Charles (d. 1746), Presbyterian minister and nonconformist tutor, was the third son of John Owen, of Bryn, Aber-nant parish, Carmarthenshire, and younger brother of James Owen (1654–1706). His parents were 'inviolably firm' to the Church of England (C. Owen, 2), but the nine children who reached adulthood all became nonconformists and the three sons nonconformist ministers. ...

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Pater, Clara Ann (bap. 1841, d. 1910), tutor and promoter of the higher education of women, was baptized at St Thomas's, Stepney, on 5 September 1841. She was the youngest of four children of Maria Hill Pater (bap. 1803, d. 1854) and ...

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Prosser, Richard (bap. 1747, d. 1839), Church of England clergyman and tutor, was baptized on 26 July 1747 at Market Drayton, Shropshire, the third son and fourth child of Humphrey Prosser (1694–1781), gentleman, and Eleanor Witherston (1708–1779), his wife, who both have prominent gravestones in the floor of the church at ...