Blomberg, William Nicholas (DNB00)

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BLOMBERG, WILLIAM NICHOLAS (1702?–1750), biographer, the son of Baron Blomberg, a nobleman of Courland, was educated at Merton College, Oxford, was elected fellow of his college, and proceeded B.A. 1723, M.A. 1726. He became vicar of Fulham, Middlesex, in 1733, rector of that parish in 1734, rector of Cliffe, Kent, in 1739, and died on 6 Oct. 1760. He published 'An Account of the Life and Writings of Edmund Dickinson, M.D., physician-in-ordinary to King Charles and King James II. To which is added a treatise on the Grecian Games, printed from the Doctor's own manuscript,' London, 1739, 8vo. Dr. Dickinson was Blomberg's maternal grandfather.

[Faulkner's Fulham, 42, 47; Lysons's Environs of London, ii. 379; Cat. of Oxford Graduates (1851), 67; Gent. Mag. xx. 477; Hasted's Kent, i. 538.]

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