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Austin Dobson

revised by Rebecca Mills

Anstey, John (bap. 1757, d. 1819), poet and barrister, the second son of Christopher Anstey (1724–1805) and Ann, third daughter of Felix Calvert of Albury Hall, Hertfordshire, was born at Anstey Hall, Trumpington, Cambridgeshire, and baptized on 7 November 1757. A scholar at ...

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Sidney Lee

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Battine, William (1765–1836), lawyer and poet, was born at East Marden, Sussex, on 25 January 1765, the only son of William Battine. Through his mother's family he was one of the coheirs of the dormant barony of Bray, but he never publicly urged his claim. He was educated at ...

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Alexander Brome (1620–1666) by A. Hertocks, pubd 1661 The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA, USA

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Brome, Alexander (1620–1666), poet and lawyer, was born in the parish of Evershot, Dorset, the eldest son of the seven children of John Brome and his wife, about whom little is known. Henry Brome (d. 1681), the London bookseller, was a younger brother. ...

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Calverley [formerly Blayds], Charles Stuart (1831–1884), poet and lawyer, was born on 22 December 1831 at Martley in Worcestershire. His father, the Revd Henry Blayds (1794–1874?), was a descendant of the ancient Yorkshire family of Calverley, and his mother, Elizabeth, was the daughter of ...

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Chute, Francis (1697–1745), barrister and poet, was born on 7 April 1697 at The Vyne, Sherborne, Hampshire, the second son of Edward Chute (1658–1722), barrister, and Catherine, widow of Ferdinand Tracy, and daughter of Sir Anthony Keck (bap. 1630, d. 1695). He was elder brother of ...

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Davies, Sir John (bap. 1569, d. 1626), lawyer and poet, third son of Edward Davies (d. 1580), a Welshman settled at Chisgrove in the parish of Tisbury, Wiltshire, and his wife, Mary, daughter of John Bennett of Pitt House, Wiltshire, was baptized at ...

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Foulis, James (d. in or before 1549), poet and lawyer, was the son of the Edinburgh burgess Henry Foulis and a sister, possibly called Margaret, of James Henryson of Fordell, king's advocate. His siblings, except for one sister, and parents were killed by plague in ...

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Fraunce [France], Abraham (1559?–1592/3?), poet and lawyer, was born in Shropshire and went to Shrewsbury School, where his name is on the register for January 1572. He matriculated as a pensioner at St John's College, Cambridge, on 20 May 1575. On 8 November 1575 he was made a Lady Margaret scholar of his college; he graduated BA in 1580 and in the same year was elected one of its fellows. He commenced MA in 1583. In 1578 and 1579 he acted in ...

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Harvey, Stephen (1655–1707), lawyer and poet, was born on 20 October 1655 at Walthamstow, the son of Stephen Harvey (1622–1688), of East Beechworth, a barrister of the Middle Temple, and his wife, Dorothy (1631–1694), daughter of William Conyers, of Walthamstow, sergeant-at-law. He had two younger sisters, ...

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Manlove, Edward (bap. 1615, d. 1671), lawyer and poet, was baptized on 6 April 1615 at Tettenhall, Staffordshire, the second son of Rowland Manlove, gentleman, of Wanfield in the parish of Kynaston, Staffordshire, and his wife, Magdalen, the daughter of William Wyke of ...

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Bryan Waller Procter (1787–1874) by John Henry Foley © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Procter, Bryan Waller (1787–1874), poet and lawyer, the eldest child of Nicholas Procter (d. 1816) and his wife, Amelia (d. 1837), was born on 21 November 1787 and named after a great-uncle from whom an inheritance was expected. His ancestors were small farmers in ...

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Rollock, Hercules (c. 1546–1599), lawyer and poet, was born in Dundee, Forfarshire, the eldest son of George Rollock (d. 1569), burgess of the town. He matriculated at St Andrews University in 1564 and graduated in 1568. In 1569 he was named as regent of ...

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W. P. Courtney

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Rough, Sir William (1772/3–1838), lawyer and poet, the only son of William Rough, of the parish of St James, Middlesex, was born on 21 August 1772 or 1773. He was admitted at Westminster School on 23 January 1786, and became a king's scholar in 1789. Having been elected to a scholarship from ...

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St Nicholas, Thomas (bap. 1602, d. 1668), lawyer and poet, was baptized on 3 October 1602 at Ash, near Sandwich, Kent, the eldest son and fourth child of Thomas St Nicholas (1567–1626) and Dorothy (1578–1605), daughter of William Tilghman of Snodland, near Rochester...

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Warner, William (1558/9–1609), poet and lawyer, was born in London. His verse history, Albion's England (1586), confirms his father was a voyager who accompanied Richard Chancellor to Russia in 1553, and died on the way to Guiana under William Towerson in 1577 (...

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Wells, Charles Jeremiah (c. 1800–1879), lawyer and poet, was born probably in London, the elder of the two children of James Turner Wells and Jane, née Sayers (d. 1832). Little is known of his parents, though his mother may have been an actress, and they appear to have been reasonably well off and planned for their son to become a solicitor. ...