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Ainsworth, Henry (1569–1622), separatist minister and religious controversialist, was baptized on 15 January 1570 at Swanton Morley, Norfolk, son of Thomas Ainsworth, yeoman; he may have had a sister named Anna. He attended school at Swanton Morley for three years under a Mr Clephamson...

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Alline, Henry (1748–1784), evangelist and hymn writer, was born in Newport, Rhode Island, on 14 June 1748, the second son of William Alline and Rebecca Clark. His father, who was probably a miller, responded to the announcements of free land in Nova Scotia...

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Archer, John (d. 1639), separatist minister and writer, was the son of Francis Archer (1561–1636), whose family had been settled for centuries at Epping, Essex, and of his wife (d. 1643), whose name is unknown. He is probably the John Archer who graduated MA from ...

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Aspinwall, William (d. in or after 1662), merchant and separatist leader in America, possibly came from the north-west of England. Nothing is definitely known of his birth or early life, though his later activities give evidence of his having been well educated. His work 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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Barrow, Henry (c. 1550–1593), religious separatist, was the third son of a Norfolk gentleman, Thomas Barrow of Shipdam, and his wife, Mary, daughter and coheir of Henry Bures of Acton, Suffolk. Through the Bures connection, Barrow was related to the family of Sir William Butts...

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Richard Bernard (bap. 1568, d. 1642) by Wenceslaus Hollar, pubd 1644 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bernard, Richard (bap. 1568, d. 1642), Church of England clergyman and religious writer, was baptized on 30 April 1568 at Epworth, Lincolnshire, the son of John Bernard (d. 1592) and his third wife, Anne Wright. Encouraged by Isabel and Frances Wray, two daughters of ...

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Boye, Rice (fl. c. 1629–1636), Church of England clergyman and separatist minister, preached in the west country at some point in the late 1620s, most probably in Gloucestershire, although the precise location of his cure is unknown. About 1629 he found himself in conflict with ...

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Bradford, William (1590–1657), a founder of Plymouth Colony, was born in Austerfield, Yorkshire, and baptized there on 19 March 1590, the third child and only son of William Bradford (c.1560–1591) and Alice Hanson (1562–1597), both from Austerfield yeoman families.

In early childhood he suffered the loss by death first of his father (July 1591), then of his paternal grandfather (1596), with whom he was living following his mother's remarriage, and finally his mother (1597). At the age of seven he was taken in by two uncles, ...