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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...
...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...
...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...
...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...
...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...
...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...
...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...
...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...
...George Hakewill was born in Exeter and died in Barnstaple on 2 April 1649. The son of a Devonshire merchant, he entered Oxford in 1595, and became a Fellow of Exeter College in the following year. He graduated BA (1599), MA (1602), BD...
...Barlaeus, Caspar Caspar Barlaeus was born in Antwerp in 1584. When this city was captured by the Duke of Parma in 1585, his parents, Caspar van Baerle Sr. and Cornelia Eerdewijns, fled to the Northern Netherlands. For a short while...