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...Ruddiman, Thomas Thomas Ruddiman was born at Boyndie, Banffshire (Scotland) in October 1674 and died in Edinburgh on 19 January 1757. Aberdeen trained (MA, King, William King’s College, 1694), he was an eminent Latinist, editor and Scottish...
...Sheridan, Thomas Sherlock, William Thomas Sheridan was born in Cavan (Ireland) and died in Rathfarnham. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin (BA, 1711; MA, 1714; DD, 1726). A schoolmaster and poet, Sheridan was a close friend of Swift...
...Locke, John Jennings, John Jones, Samuel Jones, John Chandler, Samuel John Jones was born probably in Carmarthen (Wales), and died at Shephall, Hertfordshire. A controversialist clergyman, he was educated at Worcester College, Oxford...
...Dixon, Thomas Newton, Isaac Thomas Dixon trained for the Presbyterian ministry at Locke, John John Chorlton’s academy in Manchester, one of a number of early eighteenth-century institutions that encouraged free discussion. He also studied...
...Clarke, Samuel Samuel Jones was probably born in Pennsylvania around 1680, the son of Malachi, a Welsh divine who had emigrated there. He was educated at various dissenting academies in Wales and then at the University of Leyden, which he...
...Scott, William William Scott was probably born in Edinburgh, and seems to have died there. He studied at Edinburgh University in the 1680s and was appointed a regent there in 1695, the same year he received his MA. His graduation theses...
...Betson, A. A. Betson is known only by his sole publication, Miscellaneous Dissertations, Historical, Critical, and Moral, On the Origin and Antiquity of Masquerades … (1751). He is described on the title-page as ‘O. A. M.’.The inquiry...
...Kirkpatrick, Robert Robert Kirkpatrick was a Scottish physician, described in his work as a ‘professor of physick and surgery’, though it is not known where he practised or taught. His major extant work, The Golden Rule of Divine Philosophy...
...Burnet, Thomas (1656–1729) Burnet, Gilbert (1642–1713) Thomas Burnet was a member of the Faculty of Advocates. He travelled abroad in the early 1690s, returning from a tour of France and Italy via Berlin and Hanover, where he became part...
...Bonar, John John Bonar was born in Clackmannan, Scotland on 4 November 1722 and died in Perth on 21 December 1761. He attended school in Torphichen, Linlithgowshire, and matriculated at Edinburgh University on 27 April 1742, at rather...