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...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...
...Rack, Edmund Edmund Rack was born in Atteshall, Norfolk, and died in Bath. A Quaker gentleman, his interests were agriculture and philosophy. He was co-founder of both the Bath Philosophy Society and the Bath and West of England...
...Chambers, Emphraim Ephraim Chambers was born at Kendal, Cumberland and died on 15 May 1740 at Canonbury House, Islington (London), where he occasionally lodged. He was buried in the cloisters of Westminster Abbey. He was educated...
...Ducket, Tinkler Tinkler Ducket was admitted to Caius College, Cambridge as a sizar in 1727 at the age of 16. He was the son of Henry Ducket, a farmer of Spixworth, Norfolk, and was educated privately and at Wymondham School. He was elected...
...Palmer, John Ozell, John John Ozell was born into a Leicestershire family of French descent; he died at his house in Arundel Street, London, on 15 October 1743. He was educated at the free school of Ashby-de-la-Zouch and at Christ...
...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...