Young, Edward, 1683-1765

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1683-07-03
Death 1765-04-05
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

English poet.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Welwyn, Herts.], to [Samuel Richardson], 1750 Apr. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270584539

Edward Young was a poet, dramatist and satirist, born at Upham near Winchester. He was the son of Edward Young, the rector of Upham, (who was later Dean of Salisbury and chaplain to William and Mary). In 1702 Young went to New College, Oxford, but moved to Corpus Christi, and then to a law fellowship at All Souls in 1708. After failing to obtain sufficient patronage or preferment, Young took holy orders when in his forties, becoming chaplain to George II in 1728. He received the living of Welwyn, which was in the gift of All Souls, in 1731, and remained there until his death at the age of 81

From the guide to the To his Grace the Duke of Chandos, by Edward Young, 1728?, (GB 206 Leeds University Library)

Epithet: Rector of Welwyn

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000574.0x000300

Epithet: of Add MS 4289

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000574.0x0002fe

Epithet: of Sloane MS 379

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000574.0x0002ff

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Subjects:

  • Drama (English)
  • English drama--18th century
  • English poetry--18th century
  • Publishers and publishing--18th century
  • Manuscripts--English
  • Copyright--18th century
  • Cantatas--History and criticism
  • Intellectual property
  • Authors and publishers--18th century
  • Prompt-book

Occupations:

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Places:

  • Welwyn, Hertfordshire (as recorded)
  • Geneva, Switzerland (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • Berne, Switzerland (as recorded)