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John Lemprière

Birthplace: Jersey
Death: February 01, 1824 (58-59)
The Strand, London, Middlesex, England UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Lempriere
Husband of Elizabeth Deane and Lucy Lempriere
Father of Anne Lempriere; Charles Lempriere; Augusta Lempriere; Francis Drocus Lemprière; Everard Lemprière and 2 others

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About John Lemprière

  • ...early education at Winchester College, where his father sent him in 1779, and from 1785 at Pembroke College, Oxford, graduating BA in 1790, MA in 1792, BD in 1801, and DD in 1803.
  • ...achieved renown for his Bibliotheca Classica or Classical Dictionary containing a full Account of all the Proper Names mentioned in Ancient Authors, (Reading, November 1788)
  • ...held a schoolmaster's post at Bolton Grammar School in 1791 and was a curate at Radley.
  • ...headmaster of Abingdon Grammar School
  • ...1800 was also appointed as vicar of Abingdon, serving until 1811
  • ...published a Universal Biography of Eminent Persons in all Ages and Countries (London, 1808)
  • ...1809 he succeeded to the headmastership of Exeter Free Grammar School and held this post until 1819
  • ... received the living of Meeth in Devon, which, together with that of Newton St Petrock, he held until his death from a stroke in the Strand, London
  • ...He is buried in Meeth, where his grave can be found.

Two of his sons were also Rectors of Meeth: Francis Drocus Lemprière (born 1794) and Everard Lemprière (born 1800). His daughter Caroline, who died at the age of twenty-seven, was the first wife of John Bathurst Deane.

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John Lemprière's Timeline

September 7, 1801
February 1, 1824
Age 59
London, Middlesex, England UK