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Allen, John [pseud. Junius junior] (d. 1783x8), Particular Baptist minister and writer, became minister in 1764 of the Particular Baptist church in Petticoat Lane, London, having previously preached at Salisbury. On settling in London he opened a linen draper's shop in Shoreditch...

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Angas, George Fife (1789–1879), promoter of the colonization of South Australia, was born on 1 May 1789 at Newcastle upon Tyne, the seventh child of Caleb Angas (1742–1831), coach maker and shipowner, and his second wife, Sarah Jameson, widowed daughter of John Lindsay...

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Angas, William Henry (1781–1832), mariner and missionary, was born in Newcastle upon Tyne on 6 October 1781, the son of Caleb Angas, a successful coach manufacturer, merchant, and shipowner. Angas was descended from a branch of the Scottish clan Angus, which had long since settled in ...

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Beddome, Benjamin (1717–1795), Particular Baptist minister and hymn writer, the son of John Beddome (d. 1757), Baptist minister, and Rachel Brandon, was born at Henley in Arden, Warwickshire, on 23 January 1717. He was baptized in 1739 at the Baptist church at ...

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Blackwood, Christopher (1607/8–1670), Particular Baptist minister, was born in August 1607 or 1608, in Yorkshire, the youngest son of William Blackwood. After matriculating at the age of thirteen from Pembroke College, Cambridge, at Easter 1621, he graduated BA in 1625. He was ordained a priest in the diocese of ...

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John Westby-Gibson

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Booth, Abraham (1734–1806), Particular Baptist minister and author, was born at Blackwell, near Alfreton, Derbyshire, on 20 May 1734, the son of Robert Booth (bap. 1700) and Elizabeth Bradley. While an infant his parents moved to Annesley Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, where his father had taken a small farm as a tenant of the ...

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Burnham, Richard (bap. 1749, d. 1810), Particular Baptist minister and hymnodist, son of William and Ann Burnham, was baptized at the parish church, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, on 22 April 1749. Burnham later embraced Baptist views and joined the Particular Baptist church at Reading...

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C. W. Sutton

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Butterworth, John (1727–1803), Particular Baptist minister, was born on 13 December 1727, the eldest of five sons of Henry Butterworth, blacksmith, of Goodshaw, Rossendale, in Lancashire. Four of the five sons entered the Baptist ministry. Butterworth received his early education from David Crosley...

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Collins, Hercules (d. 1702), Particular Baptist minister, appears to have received little formal education. A keen interest in Christianity showed itself at an early age, which may indicate religious parentage. Beyond this, though, nothing is known about his parents. By the mid-1670s he may have been a member of ...

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Cox [Coxe], Benjamin (bap. 1595, d. in or after 1663?), Baptist preacher, was baptized at Benson, Oxfordshire, on 13 April 1595, the son of William Cox, a clergyman, and his wife, probably Elizabeth Younge. He matriculated from Christ Church, Oxford, on 29 April 1609, aged fourteen, graduated BA from ...