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Ames, William (1576–1633), theologian and university teacher, was born at Ipswich, the son of William Ames, merchant, and his wife, Joane Snelling, also from a Suffolk merchant family. Both of these families were substantial folk. William had one sister, Elizabeth. When the two were quite young, the parents died, and ...

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Barclay, Thomas (1792–1873), Church of Scotland minister and university principal, was born at Unst, in Shetland, in June 1792, the youngest of the five sons of James Barclay (1745–1793), the minister of the parish, and his wife, Ursula, daughter of William Archibald, James Barclay's...

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Bathurst, Ralph (1619/20–1704), dean of Wells and college head, was born at Hothorpe, Northamptonshire, the fifth of thirteen sons and four daughters of George Bathurst (c.1579–1656) and his wife, Elizabeth Villiers. He was educated at Coventry Free School, and matriculated at ...

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Bliss [née Moore], Kathleen Mary Amelia (1908–1989), religious administrator and university teacher, was born on 5 July 1908 in Fulham, London, the elder child and only daughter of Thomas Henry Moore, local government officer, and his wife, Ethel Steward. She was educated at ...

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Bolton, Samuel (1605/6–1654), Church of England clergyman and college head, was the son of William Bolton of Lancashire. Educated at Manchester School, he matriculated as a pensioner at Christ's College in 1625, graduated BA in 1629, and proceeded MA in 1632. In 1633 he married ...

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Caird, John (1820–1898), Church of Scotland minister, theologian, and university principal, was born on 15 December 1820 in Greenock, the eldest of seven sons of John Caird (d. 1838), marine engineer, and Janet Young (d. 1889) of Port Glasgow. His younger brother ...

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Campbell, George (1719–1796), Church of Scotland minister and college head, was born on 25 December 1719 in Aberdeen, the fifth of six children of Colin Campbell (1678–1728), a Church of Scotland minister, and Margaret Walker (d. 1747), daughter of a prominent Aberdeen...

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Carpenter, (Joseph) Estlin (1844–1927), Unitarian minister and college head, the second of the five sons of William Benjamin Carpenter (1813–1885), a prominent naturalist, and Louisa Powell (1812–1887), was born on 5 October 1844, in Ripley, Surrey. He was the grandson of Lant Carpenter...

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Edwards, Lewis (1809–1887), Calvinistic Methodist minister and college head, eldest child of a small farmer, Lewis Edward (1783–1852) and his wife, Margaret (1785–1854), was born on 27 October 1809 at Pwllcenawon, near Penllwyn in the parish of Llanbadarn Fawr, Cardiganshire. His parents were pious Methodists of conviction and the young ...

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Fairbairn, Andrew Martin (1838–1912), Congregational minister and college head, was born at Inverkeithing, Fife, on 4 November 1838. He came of covenanting stock and received strict religious training. He was the second son of John Fairbairn, a miller, and a leader in the ...

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Falconer, Sir Robert Alexander (1867–1943), university principal and biblical scholar in Canada, was born on 10 February 1867 at the manse, Zion Church, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, the eldest of the three children (Robert, James, and Jean) of the Revd Alexander Falconer (1838–1911)...

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Thompson Cooper

revised by Michael Sharratt

Gillow, John (1753–1828), Roman Catholic priest and college head, was born on 25 March 1753, son of Robert Gillow (1702/3–1772) [see under Gillow family], a furniture manufacturer, of Westby, Lancashire, and his wife, Agnes Fell. His parents were both from Lancaster...

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W. F. Wentworth-Shields

revised by J. F. A. Mason

Gordon, Osborne (1813–1883), college tutor and Church of England clergyman, was born at Broseley, Shropshire, on 21 April 1813, the son of George Osborne Gordon (d. 1822), a wine merchant, and his wife, Elizabeth. Educated at Bridgnorth grammar school, which was then enjoying a period of success under ...

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Green, Vivian Hubert Howard (1915–2005), Church of England clergyman, historian, and college head, was born on 18 November 1915 at 101 Thurlby Road, Wembley, Middlesex, the only child of Hubert James Green, law stationer's clerk, and son of a Hampstead master tailor, and his wife, ...

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Haldane, Robert (1772–1854), Church of Scotland minister and university teacher, was born on 27 January 1772 at Overton (‘the big farm’) in the parish of Lecropt, Perthshire, the eldest son of John Haldane, farmer, and his wife, Margaret Kinross. He was educated at a school in ...

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Hall, John (1633–1710), bishop of Bristol and college head, was born at the vicarage in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, on 29 January 1633, the son of John Hall (b. 1598/9), vicar there, and his wife, Anne, and grew up in a predominantly puritan ambience. One uncle, ...

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Hough, John (1651–1743), college head and bishop of Worcester, was the son of John Hough, citizen of London (but of Cheshire descent), and Margaret Byrche, daughter of John Byrche of Leacroft, Staffordshire, born in Middlesex on 12 April 1651; it was probably his baptism recorded thirteen days later as a haberdashers son at ...

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Jeune, Francis (1806–1868), college head and bishop of Peterborough, was born on 22 May 1806 at St Aubin, Jersey, in the parish of St Brelade, the eldest of the five children of François Jeune (1781–1836), miller, and Elizabeth (1783–1851), née Le Capelain. He had two brothers and two sisters. ...

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Johnson, Samuel (1696–1772), Church of England clergyman and teacher in America, was born on 14 October 1696 in Guilford, Connecticut, the second child of Samuel Johnson (d. c.1728), a farmer and proprietor of a fulling mill, and his wife, Mary Sage (...

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Henry Paton

revised by N. R. Needham

Lawson, George (1749–1820), university professor, was born at Boghouse Farm in the parish of West Linton, Peeblesshire, on 13 March 1749. He was the second son of Charles Lawson and his wife, Margaret Noble. His father was a carpenter as well as a farmer, and was able to provide a good education for ...