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Forsyth, William (1812–1899), writer and politician

Thomas Seccombe

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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

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Forsyth, William (1812–1899), writer and politician, was born at Greenock on 25 October 1812, the eldest son of Thomas Forsyth of Birkenhead and his wife, Jane Campbell, of Hamilton. After education at Sherborne School he entered Trinity College, Cambridge, as a pensioner, on 9 December 1829. He was admitted scholar on 4 May 1832, minor fellow on 2 October 1835, and major fellow on 4 July 1837. He took his BA degree in 1834, being third senior optime, third in the first class of the classical tripos, and second chancellor's medallist; he proceeded MA in 1837. He became a student at the ...

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Subjects: UK Politics ; Literature

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