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Bailey, Nathan (bap. 1691, d. 1742), lexicographer and schoolmaster, was baptized on 7 October 1691 in Mill Yard church, a Seventh Day Baptist congregation in Goodman's Fields, Whitechapel, just east of the City of London. His church was opposed to infant baptism and ...

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Bampfield, Francis (1614–1684), Seventh Day Baptist minister, was probably born at Poltimore, Devon, the third son of John Bampfield (d. c.1650), who served as sheriff of Devon, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Drake of Buckland Monachorum, Devon; Thomas's brother was ...

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Black, William Henry (1808–1872), antiquary, was born on 7 May 1808 at Walworth, Surrey, the eldest son of John Black of Kintore, Aberdeenshire, and Mary Langley. His mother's family, who owned estates in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, influenced his strong religious opinions and formed his taste for antiquarian pursuits. He was educated at a private school, and at seventeen years of age became a tutor among families living at ...

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Burnside, Robert (1759–1826), Seventh Day Baptist minister, was born in the parish of Clerkenwell on 31 August 1759, one of two sons of a putative John Burnside. He was educated at Merchant Taylors' School from 1770 and at Marischal College, Aberdeen, the sixth scholar supported by ...

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Chamberlen, Peter (1601–1683), physician, was the eldest of eight children born to Peter Chamberlen the younger (1572–1626) [see under Chamberlen family (per. c. 1600-c. 1730)] and Sara Delaune, the daughter of William Delaune (c. 1530–1611), and the sister of Gideon Delaune (1564/5–1659)...

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Elwall, Edward (bap. 1676, d. 1744), Seventh Day Baptist and religious controversialist, was baptized on 9 November 1676 at Ettingshall in the parish of Sedgley, Staffordshire, the son of Thomas Elwall, yeoman and ironmonger, and his wife, Elizabeth Gibbins. He claimed his family had been settled in the neighbourhood of ...

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Squibb, Arthur (d. 1679/80), Fifth Monarchist politician, came of minor Dorset gentry stock with strong exchequer connections. He was the fourth son of John Squibb; his mother, Anne, was a sister of Sir Robert Seymour of Hanford. Arthur Squibb the elder, his father's first cousin, was a teller of the ...

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Stennett, Joseph (1663–1713), Seventh Day Baptist minister, was born at Abingdon, Berkshire, the third (but second surviving) son of eight children of Edward Stennett (1627/8–1705), physician, and his wife, Mary (bap. 1626?), who was probably the daughter of Richard Quelch of the parish of ...

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Tillam, Thomas (d. in or before 1674), Seventh Day Baptist minister, was by his own testimony born a Roman Catholic, and in his youth travelled on the continent. Like many other Englishmen during the political and economic hardships of the 1620s and 1630s, ...

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Ward, Samuel (1725–1776), merchant and revolutionary politician in America, was born on 27 May 1725 in Newport, Rhode Island, the ninth of fourteen children of Richard Ward (1689–1763), farmer, merchant, and secretary (1714–30) and governor (1740–43) of the colony of Rhode Island, and ...