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Beard, Charles (1827–1888), Unitarian minister, scholar, and journal editor, was born at Higher Broughton, Manchester, on 27 July 1827, the eldest son of John Relly Beard (1800–1876), Unitarian minister at Salford, and his wife, Mary Barnes (1802–1887). Educated at his father's school, he studied at ...

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Charlotte Fell-Smith

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Philp, Robert Kemp (1819–1882), Chartist and compiler of reference works, was born in Falmouth on 14 June 1819, the son of Henry Philp (1793–1836). His grandfather, Robert Kemp Philp (1769–1850), was the Unitarian minister of Falmouth and one of the earliest supporters of ragged schools....

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Platts, John (1775–1837), Unitarian minister and compiler of reference works, was born at Boston, Lincolnshire. For seven or eight years he officiated as a Calvinist minister there, but then became a Unitarian. Ordained by Charles Wellbeloved and Robert Aspland, he ministered at Spain Lane Chapel...

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Sayers, Frank (1763–1817), poet and scholar, was born on 3 March 1763 in East Ham, Essex, the only child of Francis Sayers (1724–1763/4), a merchant, and his wife, Ann (1732–1790), daughter of John Morris, a merchant of Great Yarmouth. After her husband's death ...

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Alexander Gordon

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Yates, James (1789–1871), Unitarian minister and scholar, was born in Toxteth Park, Liverpool, on 30 April 1789, the fourth son of John Yates (1755–1826) and his wife, Elizabeth (1749–1819), youngest daughter of John Brooks Ashton of Liverpool, and widow of John Bostock (1744?–1774)...