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Bampfield, Francis (1614–1684), Seventh Day Baptist minister, was probably born at Poltimore, Devon, the third son of John Bampfield (d. c.1650), who served as sheriff of Devon, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Drake of Buckland Monachorum, Devon; Thomas's brother was ...

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Burnside, Robert (1759–1826), Seventh Day Baptist minister, was born in the parish of Clerkenwell on 31 August 1759, one of two sons of a putative John Burnside. He was educated at Merchant Taylors' School from 1770 and at Marischal College, Aberdeen, the sixth scholar supported by ...

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Elwall, Edward (bap. 1676, d. 1744), Seventh Day Baptist and religious controversialist, was baptized on 9 November 1676 at Ettingshall in the parish of Sedgley, Staffordshire, the son of Thomas Elwall, yeoman and ironmonger, and his wife, Elizabeth Gibbins. He claimed his family had been settled in the neighbourhood of ...

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James, John (d. 1661), Fifth Monarchist and Seventh Day Baptist preacher, was a native of England, born of poor parents, but his birthplace is unknown. He had little education, and was a ribbon weaver by trade. For some years he earned a living as a small-coal man, but was not strong enough for the work and returned to weaving. He appears to have been of weak frame and diminutive stature. He became a preacher to a congregation of Seventh Day Baptists, who met in ...

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Stennett, Joseph (1663–1713), Seventh Day Baptist minister, was born at Abingdon, Berkshire, the third (but second surviving) son of eight children of Edward Stennett (1627/8–1705), physician, and his wife, Mary (bap. 1626?), who was probably the daughter of Richard Quelch of the parish of ...

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Tillam, Thomas (d. in or before 1674), Seventh Day Baptist minister, was by his own testimony born a Roman Catholic, and in his youth travelled on the continent. Like many other Englishmen during the political and economic hardships of the 1620s and 1630s, ...