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Charles Burney (1757–1817) by Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1802 private collection


Burney, Charles (1757–1817), schoolmaster and book collector, was born on 4 December 1757 in King's Lynn, the fifth surviving child and second surviving son of Dr Charles Burney (1726–1814), music historian, and his first wife, Esther Sleepe (1723–1762). His siblings included the writers ...


Crowe, William (1616–1675), bibliographer and schoolmaster, was born at Mutford, Suffolk, and baptized there on 3 October 1616, the eldest son of William Crow (1576–1633), son of Christopher Crow, gentleman, and his wife, Margarett, daughter of James Taylor, prebendary of Ely. His father had been a senior fellow of ...


W. P. Courtney

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Rud, Thomas (1667/8–1733), schoolmaster and librarian, baptized at Stockton-on-Tees on 2 January 1668, was the first son of Thomas Rudd (1641–1719), curate of Stockton, afterwards vicar of Norton and rector of Long Newton, all in co. Durham, and his wife, Alice, daughter of ...