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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...