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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...
...Innes, Thomas Thomas Innes was born in Drumgask, Aberdeenshire, and died in Paris. A Catholic priest and historian, he studied in Paris at the College of Navarre and the Scots College, taking orders as a priest in 1691. He continued his...
...Locke, JohnKidman, Charles Charles Kidman, a native of Norfolk, died at the age of seventy-seven on 14 September 1740. He was admitted as a sizar to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge in 1679 (BA, 1683; MA, 1686; BD, 1694) and was a Fellow...
...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...
...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...
...Jennings, John Eames, John John Eames was born in London on 2 February 1686 and died on 29 January 1744. He attended Merchant Taylors’ School from 1697 to 1702. He was originally destined for the dissenting ministry but natural diffidence...
...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...
...Pope, AlexanderRowning, John Jurin, John Johnson, Maurice Maurice Johnson was born at Ayscoughfee, Lincolnshire on 19 June 1688 and died in Spalding on 6 February 1755. He is best known as the founder of the Gentlemen’s Society of Spalding,...
...Harrison, John John Harrison was born in Foulby, Yorkshire, and died in London. His profession was that of clockmaker, but he became most famous for his designs for a marine chronometer which would enable the accurate calculation...
...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...