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John Henley

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John Henley (1692-1756) attended Cambridge where he was outspoken and found it restrictive. He was ordained deacon in 1716 and ambitions took him to London in 1720. in 1725 he founded the Oratory, his own chapel and became the Orator, separating from the Church of England, and subsided by selling subscriptions to his books. Later,… Read more »

April 26, 2017


Roger Bradshaigh

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Sir Roger Bradshaigh, third baronet (bap.1675, d.1747), politician and coal owner. Reference: Richard D. Harrison, ‘Bradshaigh, Sir Roger, third baronet (bap. 1675, d. 1747)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/63021 [accessed 14 Aug 2015]


Eleazar Albin

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Albin, Eleazar (d. 1742?) was a naturalist and watercolour painter. Between 1731-1738, Albin published “A Natural History of Birds” in 3 volumes, containing 306 plates. Although some of the plates did not include a signature, it is likely that Albin or his daughter Elizabeth completed all the works with exception to one plate, which was… Read more »


David Hartley

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David Hartley, (bap.1705, d.1757), philosopher and physician. Practised medicine in Newark after obtaining a BA and MA from Jesus College, Cambridge. He was interested in inoculations for small pox and published on the controversial subject. Reference: Richard C. Allen, ‘Hartley, David (bap. 1705, d. 1757)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn,… Read more »


Henry Hyde

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Henry Hyde, 2nd Earl of Clarendon, was a politician who served as Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland under James II. He went into self-imposed exile to avoid arrest after falling on the wrong side of the Glorious Revolution (1688), but returned to parliamentary politics in the 1690s. Reference: W. A. Speck, ‘Hyde, Henry, second earl of Clarendon… Read more »


Joseph Ames

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Joseph Ames (bap.1687, d.1759) bibliographer and antiquary, elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1743. He was admitted to the Society of antiquaries and contributed to their Thursday meetings. He frequented university libraries as well as those of the members of both societies. Reference: Robin Myers, ‘Ames, Joseph (bap. 1687, d. 1759)’, Oxford Dictionary of… Read more »


Edward Milward

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Edward Milward (1711/12-1757), physician and writer was educated at Trinity College Cambridge but left without graduating and acquired his doctor of medicine from a European university, probably Leiden. His main interests were medical writers of antiquity on which he wrote many essays. Reference: Alexander Du Toit, ‘Milward, Edward (1711/12-1757)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University… Read more »


James Edward Oglethorpe

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James Edward Oglethorpe, (1696-1785) Commander in Chief of the Forces in Carolina and Georgia. Founder of the colony of Georgia, born in London on 22 December 1696. After a lifetime of active army service throughout Europe he proposed a new military American colony as a buffer to the southern Spanish ones. The new colony would… Read more »


George Harbin

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George Harbin (c. 1665-1744), was a nojuror and a historical writer. Harbin studied English History and genealogy, and became very knowledgeable in both areas. Reference: John Findon, ‘Harbin, George (c.1665–1744)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/12231 [accessed 15 July 2015])

April 25, 2017


Mary Glentworth

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Mary Glethworth was the daughter of the wealthy Richard Elborow and mother of James Petiver. Reference: D. E. Allen, ‘Petiver, James (c.1665–1718)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Oct 2009 http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/22041 [accessed 15 July 2015]).


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