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Bray, William Trewartha [Billy] (1794–1868), Methodist Bible Christian preacher, was born at Twelveheads, in the parish of Kea, near Truro, on 1 June 1794, the only son and eldest of three children (one of the daughters was of unsound mind) of William Bray...

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Brotherton, Joseph (1783–1857), Cowherdite Bible Christian minister and politician, was born on 22 May 1783 at Whittington, near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, the son of John Brotherton (d. 1809), and his wife, Mary. John Brotherton, a one-time schoolmaster and exciseman, moved his family to ...

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Joseph Brotherton (1783–1857) by Samuel William Reynolds junior, pubd 1836 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cowherd, William (1763–1816), a founder of the Bible Christians (Cowherdites) and vegetarian, was born in Carnforth, Lancashire. Little is known of his early life, although his parents were probably James and Elizabeth Cowherd, or Coward. He described himself as a 'classical teacher in ...

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O'Bryan [formerly Bryant], William (1778–1868), founder of the Bible Christians (Bryanites), was born on 6 February 1778 at Gunwen Farm, Luxulyan, Cornwall, the second son (and third of four children) of William Bryant (1733–1796) and his wife, Thomasine, née Lawry, prosperous church Methodist farmers and tinners. The family claimed—probably mistakenly—descent from one of ...

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Thorne, James (1795–1872), a founder of the Bible Christians, was born on 21 September 1795 at North Furze Farm, Shebbear, Devon, the third child of John Thorne (1762–1842), farmer, and his wife, Mary (1760–1843), daughter of Samuel and Mary Ley of Rightadown Farm...

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Thorne [née O'Bryan], Mary (1807–1883), Methodist Bible Christian preacher, was born on 3 April 1807 at Gunwen, Luxulyan, Cornwall, daughter of William O'Bryan (1778–1868), founder in 1815 of the Bible Christian Connexion, and his wife, Catherine (née Cowlin). Mary and her two brothers and five sisters were brought up in a Wesleyan Methodist household until 1815, when they became Bible Christians. She received a good private education, first at home, then as a day scholar before being sent to a boarding-school in ...