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Ablett, Noah (1883–1935), miners' leader and adult educator, was born on 4 October 1883 in Ynys-hir, near Porth, Rhondda, Glamorgan, the tenth of eleven children of John Ablett, miner, and his wife, Jane, née Williams. Educated at Ferndale higher grade school, he was a boy preacher. He followed his father and elder brothers and started work in the ...

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Abney, Sir Thomas (1639/40–1722), merchant and mayor of London, was born at Willesley, Derbyshire, the youngest of four sons of James Abney, landowner, and Jane Mainwaring (d. after 1640). The Abney family had owned land at Willesley for several centuries, and James Abney...

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Adams, Joseph (1755x7–1818), physician, was the youngest of the three sons of Joseph Adams (1725?–1783), an apothecary in Basinghall Street, London. He was educated to succeed his father, studying in London under David Pitcairn and Percivall Pott at St Bartholomew's Hospital and Guy's Hospital...

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Adams, Richard (1626/7–1698), clergyman and ejected minister, was the son of Charles Adams, clerk, of Woodchurch in the Wirral, Cheshire, and his wife, Isabel, daughter of Thomas Bennet of Barnston in the same county. One of his brothers was Thomas Adams (1631/2–1670). The ...

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Adams, Thomas (1631/2–1670), ejected minister and writer on Christian doctrine, was born at Woodchurch parsonage, Cheshire, one of at least three sons of Charles Adams and his wife, Isabel Bennet 'the daughter of a worthy gentleman'—Thomas Bennet, from the same parish (...

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Agas [Agus], Benjamin (bap. 1622, d. 1689), clergyman and ejected minister, was born in Wymondham, Norfolk, the son of Edward Agas, the vicar of Wymondham, where he was baptized on 5 September 1622. In 1639 he entered Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, graduating BA in 1643 (incorporated at ...

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Albin, Henry (1624–1696), clergyman and ejected minister, was born at Batcombe, Somerset, on 20 June 1624 to parents whose names are as yet not known; he attended the grammar school at Glastonbury and is said by Edmund Calamy to have been a student at ...

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Alleine, Joseph (bap. 1634, d. 1668), ejected minister and devotional writer, was born in a house next to the Poultry Market, Devizes, Wiltshire, and baptized on 8 April 1634, at St John's Church, there, the fourth child of Tobias Alleine (d. 1667)...

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Alleine, Richard (1610/11–1681), clergyman and ejected minister, was named after his father, Richard Alleine (d. c.1655?), the rector of the Somerset parish of Ditcheat for over fifty years, who supervised his early education. Richard was sent to Oxford, where he matriculated at ...

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Alleine, Theodosia (fl. 1654–1677), nonconformist writer, was a daughter of Richard Alleine (1610/11–1681), rector of Batcombe, Somerset. Whether her mother was his first wife (whose name is unrecorded) or his second, Frances, is not known. Both her father and her paternal uncle, William Alleine...