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Francis Watt

revised by M. J. Mercer

Dodson, Michael (1732–1799), barrister and biblical scholar, the only son of Joseph Dodson, dissenting minister at Marlborough, Wiltshire, and Elizabeth Foster, was born there on 20 or 21 September 1732. He was educated at Marlborough grammar school and then, in accordance with the advice of his maternal uncle, ...

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Joseph Chessborough Dyer (1780–1871) by Edward Scriven (after J. Allen) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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C. W. Sutton

revised by Anita McConnell

Dyer, Joseph Chessborough (1780–1871), inventor, was born at Stonington Point, Connecticut, USA, on 15 November 1780, the son of Captain Nathaniel Dyer of the Rhode Island navy. Joseph's mother died about a year later and the boy was sent to school at Wickford, Rhode Island...

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Leeds, Edward (bap. 1693, d. 1758), serjeant-at-law, was baptized at St Faith under St Paul, London, on 6 March 1693, the eldest son of Edward Leeds (1663×9–1729), citizen and mercer of London, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1718/19), daughter of Adam Woolley...

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E. I. Carlyle

revised by Roger T. Stearn

Toller, Sir Samuel (1764–1821), lawyer in India, was born on 10 November 1764, the eldest son of Thomas Toller (1732–1795), dissenting minister, and his wife, the daughter of Samuel Lawrence, dissenting minister. Thomas Toller was the youngest child of Hugh Toller, attorney, of ...