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Baker, Thomas (1656–1740), nonjuring Church of England clergyman and antiquary, was born at Crook Hall, Lanchester, co. Durham, on 14 September 1656, the second of the six children of George Baker (d. 1677), of Crook, and his wife, Margaret Forster, of Edderstone...

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Bedford, Thomas (1707–1773), nonjuring Church of England clergyman and historian, was the second son of Hilkiah Bedford (1663–1724), nonjuring Church of England clergyman, and his wife, Alice (1667–1728), daughter of William Cooper. He was born in Westminster, where his father kept a boarding-house for the scholars of ...

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Bonwicke, Ambrose (1652–1722), nonjuring Church of England clergyman and schoolmaster, son of the Revd John Bonwicke BD (1622–1698), later rector of East Horsley and of Mickleham in Surrey, was born on 29 April 1652 at East Horsley. On 11 September 1663 he entered ...

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Brocklesby, Richard (1634/5–1714), theologian and nonjuring Church of England clergyman, was born at Tealby, Lincolnshire, the son of George Brocklesby, yeoman. After attending Caistor grammar school Brocklesby entered Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, as a sizar on 19 October 1652, aged seventeen, graduating BA in 1657 and MA in 1660. He became rector of ...

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Brokesby, Francis (1637–1714), nonjuring Church of England clergyman, son of Obadiah Brokesby (d. 1696), 'a gentleman of independent fortune', of Stoke Golding, Leicestershire, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1683), daughter of James Pratt of Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, was born at Stoke Golding...

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Bryan, Matthew (1645/6–1699), nonjuring Church of England clergyman, was born at Limington in Somerset, the son of Robert Bryan, a clergyman. He matriculated on 23 October 1665, aged nineteen, as a semi-commoner at Magdalen Hall, Oxford, where his tutor was Robert Plot, the first keeper of the ...

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Coppock, Thomas (bap. 1719, d. 1746), Jacobite chaplain, was born in Old Millgate, Manchester, and baptized on 13 December 1719. He was the third of four children of John Coppock, a tailor, and his wife, Esther, née Ogden, both from Manchester. In the 1730s he attended the local grammar school and in 1739 went on to ...

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Earbery, Matthias (1690–1740), writer and nonjuring Church of England clergyman, was born on 11 July 1690 in Hoveton St Peter, Norfolk, the son of the Revd Matthias Earbery (d. 1735), vicar of Hoveton and Neatished. Matthias Earbery the elder had sworn allegiance to ...

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Elys, Edmund (1633x5–1708), nonjuring Church of England clergyman and writer, was the son of Edmund Elys (1603/4–1659), rector of East Allington, Devon, and his wife, Ursula (c.1606–1678), daughter of John Carew. He was born at Haccombe, the parish of his mother's family. His date of birth is derived from his age on a portrait of him engraved in 1662 by ...

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Fitzwilliam, John (d. 1699), nonjuring Church of England clergyman, was born in Coleman Street, London where, according to his Oxford contemporary Anthony Wood, he was 'bred among presbyterians and independents' (Wood, Ath. Oxon., 4.596); his father may have been the John Fitzwilliam...

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Frampton, Robert (bap. 1622, d. 1708), bishop of Gloucester and nonjuror, was baptized on 26 February 1622 at Pimperne, near Blandford, Dorset, the youngest of eight children of Robert Frampton, a farmer, and his wife, Elizabeth Selby. Frampton was educated at the free school at ...

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Robert Frampton (bap. 1622, d. 1708) attrib. Robert More, 1691 private collection; photograph: The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

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Granville [formerly Grenville], Denis (1637–1703), dean of Durham and nonjuring Church of England clergyman, was born on 13 February 1637 at Kilkhampton, Cornwall, where he was baptized thirteen days later. He was the third surviving son of Sir Bevil Grenville (1596–1643), who was killed fighting for the king at the battle of ...

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Grascome, Samuel (1641–1708), nonjuring Church of England clergyman and religious controversialist, was baptized on 21 February 1641 at Holy Trinity Church, Coventry, the son of John Grascome, and was educated at Coventry grammar school. He was admitted as a sizar at Magdalene College, Cambridge...

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Howell, Laurence (c. 1664–1720), nonjuring Church of England clergyman, was born at Deptford, Kent, the son of John Howell. He was educated at Colfe's School, Lewisham, where he was a foundation scholar. He matriculated in 1681 from Jesus College, Cambridge, whence he graduated BA in 1684 and MA in 1688. A zealous member of the nonjuror party, he was ordained deacon in ...

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Thomas Ken (1637–1711) by F. Scheffer, c. 1700 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ken, Thomas (1637–1711), bishop of Bath and Wells and nonjuror, was born at Little Berkhamsted in July 1637, the son of Thomas Ken (d. 1651), attorney of Furnival's Inn and clerk of assize in Glamorgan, Radnorshire, and Brecon, and his second wife, ...

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Kettlewell, John (1653–1695), nonjuring Church of England clergyman and theological writer, was born on 10 March 1653 at Brompton in the North Riding of Yorkshire. He was the second, and eldest surviving, son of the three sons and one daughter of John Kettlewell (...

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Laurence, Roger (1670–1736), nonjuror and bishop of the nonjuring Church of England, was born in London on 18 March 1670, the son of Roger Laurence, an armourer. Having been admitted on the royal mathematical foundation of Christ's Hospital, London, in April 1679, on the presentation of ...

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Lindsay, John (1685/6–1768), nonjuring Church of England clergyman and writer, was probably a kinsman of Robert Lindsey, father of the Unitarian minister Theophilus Lindsey of Middlewich in Cheshire. Although he is described in his epitaph as an alumnus of Oxford, his name does not appear in the records of the university. After acting as attorney-at-law in ...