Eyre, James (1748-1818) (DNB00)

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Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 18
Eyre, James (1748-1818)

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EYRE, JAMES (1748–1813), philologist, born in 1748, educated at Catharine Hall, Cambridge, was head-master of Solihull grammar school and rector of Winterbourne, Stoke, and Nettleton. He annotated Johnson's ‘English Dictionary’ (in manuscript), and his notes were incorporated by Todd in his edition of Johnson. He died in 1813.

[Gent. Mag. 1813, vol. lxxxiii. pt. i. p. 499; Preface to Todd's Johnson.]