Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Byrom, John, poet and stenographer, was born in 1692 at Kersall Cell, Broughton, near Manchester. After graduating at Cambridge and studying medicine, he began to teach a new system of shorthand in London, Parliament in 1742 conferring on him, as the inventor, the sole right of teaching this system for twenty-one years. He died in 1763. Ten years later his poems were first collected and published. They show great facility in rhyming, and are humorous and satirical.