DODDRIDGE, Philip. b. London, 26 June 1702; d. Lisbon, 26 October 1751. Born into a family with a strong Puritan and Dissenting tradition, Philip was first educated by his mother, who taught him Biblical history from the pictures on the Dutch tiles of the fireplace even before he could read. He was then taught by a private tutor, Mr Stott, until 1712 when he attended a grammar school in Kingston-on-Thames, studying under an ejected Presbyterian minister, Daniel Mayo. He was then sent to a school in St Albans whose Principal was a nonconformist minister, Dr Nathaniel Wood. After the deaths of both his parents, the Presbyterian minister in St Albans, Samuel Clark, who had become a...
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