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John Dryden

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John Dryden

England's First Poet Laureate


    Henry Pickering

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    • Grandfather of John Dryden — 3rd Generation
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    • ABT 1584 
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    • Sep 1657 
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    • Aldwincle, Northamptonshire, England 
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    • Rector of Aldwinckle

      Some publications state that Rev. Henry Pickering was the brother of Sir Gilbert Pickering, however evidence given in Notes and Queries (see source citation) shows that Sir Gilbert was actually his father.

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  • Sources for Henry Pickering

    • 1 Notes and Queries: A Medium of Inter-Communication for Literary Men, General Readers, Etc, Se ries 10, Vol 5, Jan-Jun 1906 , London: Office (1906) , 82-84, Google Books (Digital Library).
    • 2 Venn, John and J.A. Venn , Alumni Cantabrigienses: A Biographical List of All Known Students, Graduates and Holders of O ffice . . ., Part 1, Vol. 3 , Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (1924) , 359, gives Henry's father Gilbert as his brother, Google Books (Digital Library).
    • 3 Ward, Charles E. , The Life of John Dryden , Durham, North Carolina: Digitally reprinted by The Seeman Printery (2018, originally 1961 b y UNC Press) .