Close, John [called Poet Close]
- Douglas Brown
Close, John [called Poet Close] (1816–1891), writer of doggerel, was born at Gunnerside, Swaledale, Yorkshire, and baptized there on 11 August 1816. He was the son of Jarvis Close (d. 1853), a butcher and Wesleyan preacher, and his wife, Elizabeth. While assisting his father in the butchery trade, ...