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Anderson, Christopher (1782–1852), theological writer and Baptist preacher, was born at West Bow, Grassmarket, Edinburgh, on 19 February 1782, and was the youngest son of William Anderson (1744–1804), an ironmonger. Christopher was educated at Lasswade day school near Edinburgh. He worked initially in his father's trade and later in an insurance office, but because of his interest in Christian missions and his desire to become a foreign missionary, he relinquished his secular work, and studied for the ministry. His family and friends were deeply influenced by the evangelistic zeal of ...

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Alexander Gordon

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Angus, Joseph (1816–1902), Baptist minister and educationist, was born on 16 January 1816 at Bolam, Northumberland, the only son of John Angus, a farmer and later a leather merchant, and his wife, Elizabeth Wanless. His first schooling was at the free grammar school, Newcastle...

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Attaway, Mrs (fl. 1645–1646), Baptist preacher, was of unknown parentage and background. Her early years are obscure but by 1645 she was said to have been a London lacewoman with a husband in the army.

A member of Thomas Lambe's Baptist congregation, Attaway...

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Aubrey, Melbourn Evans (1885–1957), Baptist minister and ecumenist, was born in the Rhondda on 21 April 1885, the eldest child of Edwin Aubrey and his wife, Elizabeth Jane Evans. His father was then pastor of Zion Baptist Church, Pentre, and subsequently ministered in ...

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Backus, Isaac (1724–1806), Baptist minister and historian in America, was born on 9 January 1724 at Norwich, Connecticut, the fourth of eleven children of Samuel Backus (1694–1740), farmer and ironworks owner, and Elizabeth (1698–1769), daughter of John Tracy and Elizabeth Leffingwell. Both of ...

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Brine, John (1703–1765), Baptist minister, was born at Kettering, the son of a cobbler. Owing to the poverty of his parents he had scarcely any school education, and when still young was sent to work in the staple manufactory of his town. Converted by the preaching of ...

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G. B. Smith

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Brock, William (1807–1875), Baptist minister, was born on 14 February 1807 at Honiton, Devon, the eldest of the three children of William Brock, brazier and ironmonger, and his wife, Ann, daughter of Thomas Alsop, pastor of the Baptist church at Prescot, Devon. William...

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Brown, Archibald Geikie (1844–1922), Baptist minister, was born at 10 St Ann's Place, Brixton Hill, Streatham, on 18 July 1844, the son of John William Brown (1815–1872), clerk to a bill broker, and his wife, Emma, née Heath (1818–1893). He experienced an evangelical conversion in 1861 after attending religious meetings led by ...

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Charlotte Fell-Smith

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Brown, Hugh Stowell (1823–1886), Baptist minister, was born on 10 August 1823 at Douglas, Isle of Man, the second son of Robert Brown, a Church of England priest, and his wife, Dorothy, daughter of John Thomson, a gardener. He had three sisters and five brothers, including the poet ...