Valpy, Richard, Dd, Frs

Valpy, Richard, D.D., F.R.S.

a clergyman of the Church of England, born in the island of Jersey, Dec. 7, 1754. He was educated at the College of Volognes, Normandy, 1764 to 1769; at the Southampton Grammar school and at Pembroke College, Oxford, where he graduated about 1776. He took orders in the Church; held for several years a living at Bury St. Edmund's, and became rector of Stradishall, Suffolk, in 1787. From 1781 to 1830 he was head-master of the celebrated school founded at Reading by Henry VII, and composed for that institution a series of classical text-books of considerable reputation. He died at Kensington, March 28,1836.

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