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Bell, Andrew (1753–1832), Church of England clergyman and educationist, was born on 27 March 1753 in South Street, St Andrews, the second son of baillie Alexander Bell (d. 1789) and his wife, Margaret Robertson. His father, who was talented and well-educated, figured prominently in the community; by trade a wig-maker, he was also assistant at ...

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Comenius, Johannes Amos [Jan Amos Komenský] (1592–1670), theologian and educationist, was born on 28 March 1592, the only son of Martin Segeš Komenský (d. 1602), a burgher in Uherský Brod, and his wife, Anna (d. 1603). Comenius was born in Moravia...

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Edwards, Thomas Charles (1837–1900), theologian and educationist, was born at Llanycil, Bala, Merioneth, on 22 September 1837. He was the eldest son of Lewis Edwards, founder of Bala College, and through his mother he was related to Thomas Charles, organizer of the Sunday school movement in ...

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Finlay, Thomas Aloysius (1848–1940), Roman Catholic priest, educationist, and author, was born at Lanesborough, co. Roscommon, on 6 July 1848. He was the son of William Finlay (1810–1864), an engineer, and his wife, Maria, née Magan (d. 1884), who had six children: three girls, all of whom became religious sisters, and three boys, one of whom, ...

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McKerrow, William (1803–1878), minister of the Presbyterian Church of England and educationist, was born on 7 September 1803, the son of William and Elizabeth (née Muir) McKerrow of Kilmarnock. His parents were keen supporters of the Burgher section of the Secession church...

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Nagle, Honora [Nano] (1718–1784), educationist and founder of the Presentation order, was born at Ballygriffin, near Mallow, co. Cork, the eldest of seven children of Garret Nagle (d. c.1746), landowner and merchant, and his wife, Ann (d. 1748), daughter of ...

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Stubbs, Philip (1665–1738), archdeacon of St Albans and educationist, was born on 2 October 1665 in the parish of St Andrew Undershaft, London, the son of Philip Stubbs, vintner, and his wife, Elizabeth Hillier. Having been a pupil at Merchant Taylors' School, London...