Gilbert REPINGTON Anna-Catherina REPINGTON Edward REPINGTON Elizabeth REPINGTON Thomas REPPINGTON Chetwyn REPINGTON Gilbert REPINGTON Captain Charles REPINGTON Sebright REPINGTON Jane VERNON Mini tree diagram


1708 -

Life History


Born in Lichfield, Staffordshire

7th Mar 1708

Baptised in Cathedral, Lichfield, Staffordshire

12th Jul 1729

Educated matriculated from Exeter College, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Jan 1740

Educated Exeter College, Oxford, Oxfordshire


  • England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
    Name: John Reppington
    Gender: Male
    Baptism/Christening Date: 07 Mar 1708
    Father's Name: Gilbert Reppington
    Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C06089-1
    System Origin: England-ODM
    Source Film Number: 0973143 IT 2, 421565, 435794
    Reference Number:
  • Mr. Gilbert Repington, Peckwater, Christ Church, Oxford
    Gilbert Repington, whom this letter shows to have been one of Johnson's schoolfellows, had matriculated from Christ Church on 7 December 1734, aged 21 : he did not take his B.A. till 1740 and his M.A. till 1742. His brother, John Repington, had matriculated from Exeter College on 12 July 1729, aged 18, so may have known Johnson at Oxford. Perhaps John it was who had met Johnson in the country, and, hearing of his wish to recover his books from Oxford, had promised that his brother there would attend to them. It will be noticed that Johnson undertakes to pay all the expenses of carriage, etc., to Gilbert's brother, who must therefore have been easily accessible. The family
    place of the Repingtons was at Tamworth, only a few miles from Lichfield, and was inherited by John's and Gilbert's eldest brother, who afterwards married a daughter of Johnson's good friend Theophilus Levett.*
    * See Johnsonian Gleanings, ante, III., 128 ; and IV., 190-1. I find from Gent.'s Mag., 1737, P.701, that the marriage took place on 3 Nov. 1737 :—" Edward Repington, Esq., of Litchfield, to Miss Levett, Daughter of the Town- Clerk."

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