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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...
...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...