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placename:- High Knipe
locality:- Knipe
parish Bampton parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
coordinates:- NY52051970
10Km square:- NY51

1Km square NY5219

old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions)

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
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At High Knipe, in Bampton parish, was born Thomas Gibson, M.D. physician general to the army, and author of "a System of Anatomy," who married to his second wife a daughter of Richard Cromwell the protector. There also was born 1669 his nephew EDMUND GIBSON, D.D. bishop of Lincoln and London, who had the honor of publishing a new translation of Mr. Camden's BRITANNIA, with considerable additions and improvements in successive editions. He was educated at the freeschool founded at Bampton 1623 by Dr. Thomas Sutton, another native, under Mr. Jackson (who held it 44 years), and admitted 1686 of Queen's college, Oxford. He began his literary career with publishing 1691 in 4to. "Drummond's Polemo-Middiana," and James V. of Scotland's "Cantilena Rustica," and in 1692 the Saxon Chronical, and the Catalogue of the Tenison and Dugdale MSS. In 1693 a correct edition of Quintilian, and in 1694, when he proceeded M.A. Somner's Roman Ports and Forts in Kent, and his Portus Iccius illustratus. In 1695 he entered into orders, and published, with the assistance of his friends, a new translation of the BRITANNIA, with a dedication to Lord Somers, who offered him a living of £.200. a year in the isle of Tanet, which he declined on account of health. In 1696 he was admitted library keeper at Lambeth to archbishop Tenison, who took him into his family, and in 1697 he was appointed morning preacher at Lambeth, and prefixed to the "Catalogus Manuscriptorum in Anglia & Hibernia," a Latin life of Bodley, and history of his library. In 1698 he published "The posthumous works of sir Henry Spelman, with his life," and was lecturer of St. Martin's in the fields. He distinguished himself in defence of the archbishop's rights as president of the convocation, and had the degree of D.D. conferred on him by the archbishop 1702, was preferred to the rectory of Lambeth, to the precentorship and a residentiary place in the church of Chichester, and 1710 to the archdeaconry of Surry. In 1713 he published his "Codex juris Anglicani," and in 1716 was promoted to the see of Lincoln, and 1723 translated to London. His close application to study and business of various kinds brought on a decay which terminated his life at Bath Sept. 6, 1748, in the 79th year of his age, having lived to publish a second edition of Britannia, enlarged to two volumes 1722. He was interred at Fulham with no other inscription over him than

placename:- High Knipe
person:- doctor : Gibson, Thomas
person:- antiquary; clergyman : Gibson, Edmund
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd)

Map, The County of Westmoreland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed by J Ainslie and perhaps T Donald, engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
thumbnail J5NY51NW, button to large image
High Knipe
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placename:- High Knipe
other name:- Knipe, High
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

hearth tax returns:- Hearth Tax 1675

Records, hearth tax survey returns, Westmorland, 1674/75.
High Knipe

placename:- High Knipe
date:- 1675
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

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