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Bellows, John Thomas (1831–1902), printer, lexicographer, and archaeologist, born at Carthew House, Church Street, Liskeard, Cornwall, on 18 January 1831, was the elder of the two sons of William Lamb Bellows (1798–1877), schoolmaster, of Bere Regis, Dorset, and his wife, Hannah Stickland (1790–1874)...

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John Thomas Bellows (1831–1902) by H. W. Watson, 1891 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Corder, Stephen Pit (1918–1990), linguistic scholar, was born on 6 October 1918, at 4 Bootham Terrace, York, the second of the two sons of Philip Corder (b. 1885), schoolmaster, and his wife, Johanna Adriana van der Mersch (b. 1887). His father was English and his mother Dutch. ...

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Hodgkin, John (1766–1845), grammarian and calligrapher, was born at Shipston-on-Stour, Worcestershire, on 11 February 1766, the son of John Hodgkin, shopkeeper and wool stapler, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Gibbs. He was educated partly at a Quakers' school at Worcester, and partly by his uncle, ...

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Murray, Lindley (1745–1826), grammarian and lawyer, was born at Swatara, near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on 22 April 1745, the eldest of the twelve children of Robert Murray (1721–1786) and his wife, Mary, née Lindley (d. 1780). Murray's father had emigrated from Ireland to ...

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Sewel, Willem (1653–1720), translator, lexicographer, and historian of Quakerism, was born in the Netherlands on 19 April 1653 at Angeliers Gracht, Amsterdam, probably the only child of Jakob Willemszoon Zewel (d. 1658/9), a surgeon, and his wife, Judith (c.1631–1664), daughter of ...

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Willem Sewel (1653–1720) by Jacob de Later, 1705 (after Gerrit Rademaker) Rijksprentenkabinet, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

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Strevens, Peter Derek (1922–1989), linguistic scholar and applied linguist, was born on 31 August 1922 in the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, Norwich, the elder son and first of three children of William Strevens (1893–1982), master mariner of Trinity House, and his wife, Dorothy Lydia (1895–1983)...