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...Thompson, William (1687–1754) William Thompson was born near Lisburn. The earliest record of him is found when he entered Trinity College, Dublin, aged 17, on 8 March 1705. He was elected a Scholar in 1707, took his BA in 1709 and his MA...
...Skelton, Philip Philip Skelton was born in Co. Antrim in February 1707 and died in Dublin on 4 May 1787. He was educated at a school in Lisburn and then at Trinity College, Dublin, where his tutor was Patrick Delany Delaney, Patrick...

Bruce, William (1702–55)

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...Smith, William Bruce, William (1702–55) William Bruce was born at Killyleagh, Co. Down in 1702 and died in Dublin on 11 July 1755. He was the youngest son of Duchal, James McAlpin, James James Bruce, Presbyterian minister at Killyleagh...
...Locke, John Gay, John Barr, John John Barr was probably born at Oumby, Lincolnshire, and died either there or in Lincoln. The son of a farmer of the same name, he was admitted to Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge as a sizar in May 1727...
...Drummond, Henry Henry Drummond was born into a prosperous seed-merchant family in Stirling on 17 August 1851 and died in Tunbridge Wells on 11 March 1897. He enrolled at Edinburgh University in 1866 to study classics and English, but left...
...Hay, William William Hay was born at Glyndebourne, Sussex, on 21 August 1695. He died there, of apoplexy, on 22 June 1755. His father, William Hay, MP, and his mother, Barbara (née Stapeley), both died before he was ten years old. He...
...Hayter, Thomas Thomas Hayter was born at Chagford, Devon, in March 1747, and died in Cambridge on 17 December 1799. He was the son of the Rev. Joshua Hayter. Thomas attended Eton as a schoolboy, going from there to King’s College, Cambridge...
...Bridges, Robert Robert Bridges is the author of a poem entitled Divine Wisdom and Providence: an essay occasion’d by the Essay on Man (1736). Nothing else is known about him; the Texas copy of the poem gives his first name as Robert...
...Wilkins, John Tillotson, John John Tillotson was born in Sowerby near Halifax and died in London. He was buried at the Church of St Lawrence Jewry. Tillotson was educated at home and at Clare Hall, Cambridge, where he graduated BA in 1652...
...Leng, John John Leng was born at Thornton le Dale, Yorkshire and died of smallpox in London on 26 October 1727. He was educated at St Paul’s School and Catharine Hall, Cambridge (BA, 1686; MA, 1690; BD, 1698; DD, 1716), where he became...