Loftus, Dudley Field

Loftus, Dudley Field an Irish lawyer, noted as a learned Orientalist, was born at Rathfarnham, near Dublin, in 1618. He rose to the position of master in Chancery and a judge of the Prerogative Court. He translated the Ethiopic New Testament into Latin for Walton's Polyglot; also published translations from the Syriac into Latin and English. He died in 1695. See Wood, Athen. Oxon.; Harris's edition of Ware's Ireland; Lodge's Peerage of Ireland.

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