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DING 2021: “Very little is known about Dinsdale apart from his authorship of this glossary and the edition of a poem and of an anthology of the works of David Mallet.
Probably he was born in Newsham, Du. (after 1974 it belongs to n. Yks). It seems he studied at Cambridge University. Since 1848 he is recorded as one of the County Magistrates of the Knightlow Hundred of Warwickshire. In the "Preface" to his 1849 edition of The Ballad of Edwin and Emma (London:George Bell) he states that his "acquaintance with the tragic story originated during a residence, upwards of two years, as a pupil of Rev. Richard Wilson, the Incumbent of Bowes... time has not abated the interest which was excited in boyhood, and an occasional visit to that wild and picturesque district..." (p. viii). Bowes, Yks. is a short distance from Newsham. In the 1861 census he appears as visiting a friend at Staindrop, Du., in the vicinity of the places above mentioned. Both Newsham and Staindrop are frequently mentioned in the glossary. Census records also show him living in London, and in Leamington Priors, Wa. He was LL.D. and F.S.A.
In the notice for his death in July 1872, his age is given a c 69. There is a record of his will in which his wife, Fanny Maria Dinsdale, appears as his sole heir. "
Frederick TROTTER (M: c1808 - 1872 Jul 8)
(ps: Frederick DINSDALE)
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Frederick Trotter Dinsdale