Hutton, John (1740?-1806) (DNB00)

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HUTTON, JOHN (1740?–1806), author, born about 1740, was a cousin of William Hutton (1735?-1811) [q. v.], and was educated at St. John's College, Cambridge. He went out B. A. in 1763 as third wrangler, subsequently becoming fellow and tutor of his college. In 1766 he proceeded M. A., and about the same time was presented by his family to the vicarage of Burton in Kendal, Westmoreland. In 1769 he was chosen moderator and senior taxor at Cambridge. He commenced B.D. in 1774. He died in August 1806, aged 66 (Gent. Mag. 1806, pt. ii. p. 875), leaving an only daughter, Agnes, married to Captain Johnson of Mains Hall, Herefordshire. He is author of 'A Tour to the Caves in the Environs of Ingleborough and Settle in the West-Riding of Yorkshire,' 2nd edit., 8vo, London, 1781, addressed to Thomas Pearson of Burton in Kendal, in a letter signed ‘J. H.' Appended is a glossary of north of England words, which was reprinted by the English Dialect Society in 1873.

[Cambridge Calendar; Le Neve's Fasti, ed. Hardy, iii. 644; Boyne's Yorkshire Library, p. 125; Burke's Landed Gentry, i. 680.]

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