- A. F. Pollard
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Rider, William (1723–1785), historian and writer, was baptized at St Botolph without Bishopsgate, London, on 14 May 1723, the son of John S. Rider, gentleman, and his wife, Fortune Perry. He was educated at Mr Watkin's academy in Spital Square. On 22 June 1739 he matriculated from ...