Blair, John (d. 1782), Church of England clergyman and chronologist, was descended from the Blairs of Balthayock, Perthshire, although precise information about his parents, date of birth, and early years is lacking. He was born and educated in Edinburgh, where he trained for a career in the ...
Richard B. Sher
P. E. McCullough
Isaacson, Henry (bap. 1581, d. 1654), chronologist and biographer, was baptized on 12 December 1581 at St Katharine Coleman, London, the eldest son of Richard Isaacson (d. 1620/21), painter–stainer, and his first wife, Susanna, daughter of Thomas Bryan of London. Of his early education nothing is known. He matriculated pensioner of ...
W. C. Sydney
revised by M. J. Mercer
Kennedy, John (1698–1782), Church of England clergyman and chronologist, on 10 November 1732 succeeded William Hawford as rector of All Saints', Bradley, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire, a position he retained until his death. He was the author of several controversial works on the chronology of the ...
Leicester, Robert (c. 1266–1327x34), Franciscan chronologist and theologian, originally came from Leicester and was a novice of the Franciscan convent there. About 1294 he was made lector of the Franciscan convent at Hereford through the patronage of Richard Swinfield, bishop of Hereford (...
Lydiat, Thomas (1572–1646), chronologist, was baptized on 4 April 1572 at Alkerton, Oxfordshire, one of several children of Christopher Lydiat (d. 1613/14), citizen of London and, since 1567, lord of Alkerton manor. He entered Winchester College about 1584, and matriculated from New College, Oxford...
revised by Jonathan H. Westaway
Winder, Henry (1693–1752), dissenting minister and chronologist, the son of Henry Winder (bap. 1665, d. 1733), farmer, and his wife, a daughter of Adam Bird of Penruddock, was born at Hutton John, parish of Greystoke, Cumberland, on 15 May 1693. His grandfather, ...