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Byrom, John (1692-1763), poet and creator of a system of shorthand

John R. Watson

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/4278
Byrom, John (1692-1763), poet and creator of a system of shorthand

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Byrom, John (1692-1763), poet and creator of a system of shorthand, was born on 29 February 1692 at Kersall Cell, Broughton, near Manchester, the second son of Edward Byrom (d. 1711), merchant, and his wife, Sarah Allen. The Byrom family were well known in the district: the Byroms of Salford ...

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