The British Essayists: with Prefaces, Historical and Biographical . 38 vols. Edward Cave (1691-1754) Founder of the Gentleman’s Magazine, the first English ‘magazine’ Edward Cave was born on 27 February 1691 in Newton, near Rugby, Warwickshire, where his father, Joseph, was the village cobbler.* In 1700, Cave attended Rugby School, but left during his early teens. Vaxray, fluwKrtl to tlic Duke of liudlurd, but foil iittu ilucay. Previous Episode | Search Episodes | Index | Home | Next Episode. London, 1786. Hillhouse:Hillhouse, James T. The Grub-street Journal.