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Betjeman, Sir John

Kingsley Amis.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Radio; Architecture; Art Education. 2285 words.

Betjeman, Sir John (1906–1984), poet, writer, and broadcaster, was born on 28 August 1906 at 52 Parliament Hill Mansions, north London, the only child of Ernest Edward Betjemann...

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Castillo, John

W. E. A. Axon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Construction. 394 words.

Castillo, John (1792–1845), stonemason, poet, and preacher, was born at Rathfarnham, near Dublin. When he was two or three years old his parents, who were Roman Catholics, emigrated to...

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Jones, John [pseud. Talhaiarn]

Hywel Teifi Edwards.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Architecture. 608 words.

Jones, John [pseud. Talhaiarn] (1810–1869), poet and architect, was born on 19 January 1810 at The Harp, an inn kept by his parents, John Jones (d. 1832), a carpenter and smallholder, and...

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MacDermott, Martin

D. J. O'Donoghue.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Architecture. 542 words.

MacDermott, Martin (1823–1905), poet and architect, was born of Roman Catholic parents at 8 Ormond Quay, Dublin, on 8 April 1823. His father, John MacDermott (1785–1842), was a merchant;...

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Mason, William

Jules Smith.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Landscape Art and Architecture. 4016 words.

Mason, William (1725–1797), poet and garden designer, was born on 12 February 1725 at Holy Trinity Church vicarage, Vicar Lane, Kingston upon Hull, the only son of the Revd William Mason...

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