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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 ...