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Speare, James, 1774-1850 (clergyman)



James Speare (1774-1850) was born in London, the son of James Speare. He attended St Paul's School, London, before matriculating at Clare College, Cambridge, in 1793 (B.A., 1797; M.A., 1800), where he became a fellow in 1799. He was ordained deacon in 1799, and was curate of Sawston, Cambridgeshire, 1808-1816; rector of Rotherhithe, Surrey, 1816-1817; and rector of Elmsett, Suffolk, 1817-1850. He died on 22 May 1850.

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James Speare: Remarks on Newton

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5951
Scope and Contents

138 folios. Fos 2, 3, 13-22, 26-33, 46-54, 63-67, 74 and 92-138 are blank. On fo. 1v: 'F. W. Lodington Ex dono J. Speare 1816'.

Dates: 1797
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