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Bannatyne, Richard (d. 1605), secretary to John Knox, may have originated in western Scotland, for his brother James was a merchant in Ayr around the time of Richard's death. There is no evidence to support suggestions that he belonged to the same family as his contemporary ...

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Garbrand, John (1541/2–1589), Church of England clergyman and literary executor, was the third surviving son of Garbrand Harkes [later Herks Garbrand] (fl. 1539–1590), bookseller, who fled from religious persecution in the Netherlands and settled in Oxford. On 3 April 1539 the state authorities recorded that ...

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Morice, Ralph (fl. 1522–1570), principal secretary to Thomas Cranmer, was a younger son of James Morice (d. 1557) of Roydon, Essex, clerk of works to Lady Margaret Beaufort, and his wife, the daughter and heir of a man named Buckbeard. James's eldest son, ...

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M'Quhae, William (1737–1823), Church of Scotland minister and friend of James Boswell, was born on 1 May 1737, the eldest child of David M'Quhae, Wigtown magistrate, and Margaret Laurie. After graduating MA in 1756 at the University of Glasgow, where he was a favourite pupil of ...

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Seward, William (1711–1740), promoter of Methodism and friend of George Whitefield, was born into a family of independent landed means at Badsey, a hamlet near Evesham, Worcestershire. Of his brothers, Thomas became a clergyman of the Church of England, and was in Genoa...