James Eyre (philologist)

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James Eyre (1748–1813), was an English philologist.

Eyre was educated at Trinity College, Oxford and Caius College, Cambridge.[1] He became head-master of Solihull Grammar School for thirty years until his death, and rector of Winterbourne Stoke (1801–13) and Nettleton (1802-13) in Wiltshire. He annotated Samuel Johnson's English Dictionary (in manuscript), and his notes were incorporated by Henry John Todd in his edition of Johnson's Dictionary.

He died in 1813.


  1. ^ "Eyre, the Rev. James (ER802J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.  The DNB gives his college as Catharine Hall, Cambridge.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain"Eyre, James (1748-1813)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.