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Henry Bradley

revised by John D. Haigh

Bosworth, Joseph (1787/8–1876), Old English scholar, the third son of Thomas Bosworth of Etwall, Derbyshire, was born at Etwall and was baptized there on 1 June 1788. He was educated at Repton grammar school, and then at the University of Aberdeen, where at an early age he took the degree of MA, and subsequently that of LLD. He later became a member of ...

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Day, Mabel Katharine (1875–1964), scholar of medieval English, was born at St Leonards House, Linney, Ludlow, Shropshire, on 5 December 1875, the daughter of the Revd Henry George Day (1830–1900), formerly a fellow of St John's College, Cambridge, and headmaster of Sedbergh grammar school...

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Dyson, Charles (1788–1860), Church of England clergyman and university teacher, is thought to have been born at Acton, Middlesex. He was the grandson of Jeremiah Dyson (1722?–1776) and the son of another clerk of the House of Commons, also Jeremiah Dyson (d...

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Elizabeth Elstob (1683–1756) by Simon Gribelin, pubd 1709 © Copyright The British Museum

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Elstob, Elizabeth (1683–1756), Anglo-Saxon scholar, was born on 29 September 1683 at Newcastle upon Tyne, the youngest of eight children of Ralph Elstob (1647–1688), merchant, and his wife, Jane Hall (d. 1692). After her mother's death Elizabeth was brought up in the household of her father's younger brother ...

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Elstob, William (1674?–1715), Anglo-Saxon scholar and Church of England clergyman, was probably born on 1 January 1674 and baptized on 15 January at All Saints' Church, Newcastle upon Tyne, the son of Jane Hall (d. 1692) and Ralph Elstob (1647–1688). His parents had married on 20 October 1672 at ...

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Gurney, Anna (1795–1857), Old English scholar, was probably born at Keswick, near Norwich, Norfolk, on 31 December 1795, the daughter of Richard Gurney (1742–1811), partner in Gurney's Bank, and his second wife, Rachel, née Hanbury (c.1763–1825). The antiquary and banker Hudson Gurney (1775–1864)...

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James Ingram (1774–1850) by Thomas Clement Thompson, in or after 1863 The President and Fellows of Trinity College, Oxford

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W. A. Greenhill

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Ingram, James (1774–1850), Old English scholar and antiquary, son of John Ingram (1713/14–1785) and Elizabeth (1734/5–1814), his wife, was born on 21 December 1774 at Codford St Mary, near Salisbury, where his family had owned property for several generations. He was sent to ...

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Joscelin [Joscelyn], John (1529–1603), Old English scholar and Church of England clergyman, was the third surviving son of Sir Thomas Joscelin (d. 1562), of Hyde Hall, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, and High Roding, Essex, and his wife, Dorothy, daughter of Sir Geoffrey Gate (...

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Lisle [L'Isle], William (c. 1569–1637), translator and Anglo-Saxon scholar, was one of numerous children of Edmond Lisle of Tandridge, Surrey, and Dorothy Rudston, daughter of Thomas Rudston of Cambridgeshire. About 1580 Lisle went to school at Eton College, from where, in 1584, he went on to ...

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Edward Lye (bap. 1694, d. 1767) by Frances Reynolds © Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

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Margaret Clunies Ross and Amanda J. Collins

Lye, Edward (bap. 1694, d. 1767), Anglo-Saxon and Gothic scholar, was baptized at St Mary's, Totnes, Devon, on 6 September 1694, the ninth of twelve children of Thomas Lye (bap. 1655, d. 1710/11), vicar of Broadhempston (instituted 4 May 1705) and schoolmaster of ...

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Margaret Clunies Ross and Amanda J. Collins

Manning, Owen (1721–1801), county historian and Old English scholar, was the younger son of Joseph Manning (1688?–1773?) and Mary Manning of Orlingbury, Northamptonshire. He is said to have been born at Orlingbury on 11 August 1721 and was baptized there on 5 September. He was educated at ...

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Morris, Richard (1833–1894), scholar of early English and philologist, was born at Bermondsey, London, on 8 September 1833, the son of David Morris, a Welsh hatter. He trained as an elementary schoolmaster at St John's College, Battersea, Surrey, though his education was largely self-acquired. On 16 March 1856 he married ...

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Page, Raymond Ian (1924–2012), Old English scholar and runologist, was born on 25 September 1924 at 28 Slinn Street, Sheffield, the son of Reginald Howard Page (1883–1952), steel chemist, and his wife, Emily Louisa, née Odell (b. 1887). He attended King Edward VII School...

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William Somner (bap. 1598, d. 1669) by Michael Burghers, pubd 1693 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Somner, William (bap. 1598, d. 1669), antiquary and Anglo-Saxon scholar, was baptized on 5 November 1598 at St Margaret's, Canterbury, one of three sons of William Somner, registrar of the court of Canterbury, and his wife, Anne Winston. His widow and son believed his birth date to be 30 March 1606 (...

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Stephens, George (1813–1895), philologist and runologist, son of John Stephens (1772–1841) of Ongar, a Methodist minister, and his wife, Rebecca Eliza Rayner (d. 1852), was born at Liverpool on 13 December 1813. His brother was Joseph Rayner Stephens (1805–1879). George was educated at private schools and at ...