Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Brailsford, John (fl.1712-1739)
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BRAILSFORD, JOHN, the elder (fl. 1712–1739), poetical writer, was educated at St. John's College, Cambridge (B.A. 1712, M.A. 1717), and, after acting as curate at Blaston in Leicestershire, became rector of Kirby in Nottinghamshire. He wrote 'Derby Silk-Mill, attempted in Miltonick Verse,' Nottingham, 1739, fol.
[Creswell's Collections towards the History of Printing in Nottinghamshire, 27; Nichols's Leicestershire, ii. 453; Graduati Cantab. (1823), 59.]