3407598Men of Kent and Kentishmen — John EvelynJohn Hutchinson

John Evelyn,


Was born at Sayes Court, Deptford, Jan. 14, 1654-5, and was the third son of the celebrated John Evelyn, of Wotton, in Surrey. John Evelyn, jun. was educated at Trinity College, Oxford, and, though he took no degree there, he became an elegant scholar. He translated from the Latin the work of "Renatus Rapinus on Gardens," also "Plutarch's Life of Alexander," and a History of the Turks, from the French; and he was the author of several poems, as well as his celebrated "Diary." He died in 1698.

[See his Diary, "Wood's Athenæ Oxon," by Bliss, "Biographia Britannica," etc., etc.]