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Withals, John (d. c. 1555), lexicographer

Sidney Lee

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Withals, John (d. c. 1555), lexicographer, was probably a schoolmaster. Nothing is certainly known of his life or education; if he is to be identified with the John Whitalls of the parish of St Botulph in London whose will of May 1555 is recorded, he had no substantial assets or land, was unmarried, and had no close family....

Reference Entry.  976 words. 

Subjects: Education ; Linguistics

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