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Oxlee, John (1779–1854), philologist and writer on theology  

G. C. Boase

revised by John D. Haigh

Oxlee, John (1779–1854), philologist and writer on theology, son of a well-to-do farmer in Yorkshire, was born at Guisborough in Cleveland, Yorkshire, on 25 September 1779, and educated at Sunderland. After working as a tailor for a short time he studied mathematics and Latin, taught classics at a school near ...


Palairet, Elias (1713–1765), classical and biblical philologist  

T. P. J. Edlin

Palairet, Elias (1713–1765), classical and biblical philologist, was born in Rotterdam, of a French family which had taken refuge in the Netherlands following the revocation of the edict of Nantes in 1685. He studied at Leiden, where his first published work, the Histoire du patriarche Joseph mise en vers héroïques...


Parkhurst, John (1728–1797), biblical lexicographer  

John D. Haigh

Parkhurst, John (1728–1797), biblical lexicographer, was born in June 1728, the second son of John Parkhurst (1700/01–1765) of Catesby House, a former priory near Daventry, Northamptonshire, and Ricarda (1697/8–1770), second daughter of Robert Dormer, a judge. He was educated at Rugby School and ...


Redpath, Henry Adeney (1848–1908), biblical and linguistic scholar  

E. H. Pearce

revised by Joanna Hawke

Redpath, Henry Adeney (1848–1908), biblical and linguistic scholar, was born at Sydenham, Kent, on 19 June 1848, the eldest son of Henry Syme Redpath, solicitor, of Sydenham, and his wife, Harriet Adeney, of Islington. In 1857 he entered Merchant Taylors' School, London, and in 1867 he won a scholarship to ...


Scott, Daniel (1694–1759), theological writer and lexicographer  

Alexander Gordon

revised by M. J. Mercer

Scott, Daniel (1694–1759), theological writer and lexicographer, was born on 21 March 1694, the son of Daniel Scott, a London merchant, and his second wife, and the half-brother of Thomas Scott (d. 1746), Independent minister at Norwich, whose children included Joseph Nicol Scott...


Wotton, William (1666–1727), linguist and theologian  

David Stoker

Wotton, William (1666–1727), linguist and theologian, was born on 13 August 1666 at Wrentham, Suffolk, the second son of Henry Wotton (d. 1679), rector of Wrentham, and his wife, Sarah (d. 1679). William had an extraordinary memory and was a prodigious natural linguist who could read Latin, Greek, and Hebrew verses when aged five. He was educated by his father, who described these remarkable abilities in ...