Richard Jago (1715 - 1781)
Richard Jago (1 October, 1715 – 8 May, 1781) was an English poet. He was the third son of Richard Jago, Rector of Beaudesert, Warwickshire. Jago was educated at Solihull School in the West Midlands. One of the school's five houses bears his name. The pedagogue morose was one John Crompton (1704–35) and the sterner tyrant the literary critic and his pen. From there, in 1732, he went up to University College, Oxford, taking his MA degree in 1738. Priesthood In 1737, Jago was ordained to the curacy of Snitterfield, Warwickshire. He became vicar of Harbury in 1746 and shortly after Chesterton both in Warwickshire followed by Snitterfield in 1754 where he took up residence until his death in 1781. Lord Willoughby de Broke presented him with the rectory at Kimcote in Leicestershire in 1771 and he resigned Harbury and Chesterton keeping Snitterfiled and Kimcote. Snitterfield remained his favorite residence and it was there that he would die at the age of 66. He was twice married.
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