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J. H. Thorpe

revised by Emma Major

Boswell, Robert (1746–1804), Glasite preacher, was a descendant of the Auchinleck family in Ayrshire. He received a classical education and became a writer to the signet in Edinburgh. While still young he became a Glasite, or Sandemanian, and was chosen by the church in ...

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Faraday, Michael (1791–1867), natural philosopher, scientific adviser, and Sandemanian, was born on 22 September 1791 in Newington Butts, Surrey, the third of four children of James Faraday (1761–1810), blacksmith, and his wife, Margaret (1764–1838), daughter of Michael Hastwell, farmer of Mallestang near Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland...

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Michael Faraday (1791–1867) by Thomas Phillips, 1841–2 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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John Glas (1695–1773) by James Macardell (after William Millar) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Glas, John (1695–1773), founder of the Glasite or Sandemanian church, was born on 21 September 1695, at Auchtermuchty, Fife, and baptized there on 3 October the only son of Alexander Glas (c.1653–1725), minister of Auchtermuchty and later of Kinclaven, Perthshire, and ...

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Alexander Gordon

revised by Derek B. Murray

Pike, Samuel (1717?–1773), Sandemanian minister, was probably born at Romsey, Hampshire. He was educated for the Independent ministry, receiving his general training from John Eames of the academy in Tenter Alley, Moorfields, which was supported by the Congregational Fund board, and his theology from ...

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Sandeman, Robert (1718–1771), promoter of the Glasite church, was born in Perth on 29 April 1718, the eldest son and second of the twelve children of David Sandeman, linen weaver, and his wife, Margaret Ramsay. After being apprenticed in the family linen-weaving business, he attended ...