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JOHNS, William Rev

Forenames: William

Last name: JOHNS

Titles and Honours: Rev

Date of birth: 1771-01-01

Date of death: 1845-01-01

Date of Election: 1805-10-18

Honorary Member? No


Present in the Dictionary of National Biography? Yes


"Remarks on the use and origin of figurative language" (1813, vol 7, 74-104); "Remarks on four extracts from the commentaries of Caesar, relative to the use of Greek letters, by the Gauls and Druids" (1842, vol 11, p142-157); "On the use and origin of surnames" (1843, vol 12, p 22-44). 1832-43, edited (with J R Beard) "Christian Teacher", contributed many papers to "Monthly Repository" and its successor, "Christian Reformer". Also published many other papers on scriptures and language

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Secretary 1807-16, Vice President 1817-21. Unitarian minister/author. Classicla tutor at M'cr New College (resigned 1800); minister at Nantwich; opened private school - tutor (moved to Faulkner St, M'cr). Unitarian minister at Cross Street, 1845; published theological and educational works

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