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Adams, Mary (supp. fl. 1652), self-proclaimed virgin mother, is a fiction whose existence rests in the creation of one pamphlet formed around her alleged misdeeds and blasphemies. This work is called The Ranters Monster and was printed in London for George Horton in March 1652. ...

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Bothumley, Jacob (1613–1692), Ranter, was born in 1613 in Leicester, the son of William Bauthumley (1586–1635), a shoemaker, and was baptized on 23 May. He was apprenticed to his father in 1627. Both father and son were members of a semi-separatist group in ...

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Coppe, Abiezer (1619–1672?), Baptist preacher and Ranter, was born on Sunday 30 May 1619, and baptized on 1 June at St Mary's, Warwick, the eldest known child of Walter Coppe (b. 1593, d. in or after 1667), who was probably a literate artisan, perhaps working with animal hides. After the Restoration ...

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Rainborowe [Rainsborough], William (fl. 1639–1673), parliamentarian army officer and Leveller, was born, probably in Wapping, at a date unknown. He was a younger son of Captain William Rainborow (bap. 1587, d. 1642), naval commander and merchant; his mother cannot be identified. According to the senior ...

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Robins, John (fl. 1641–1652), subject of deification, may have come from Wells, Somerset. The Baptist preacher Thomas Collier coupled his name with that of Joshua Garment (fl. 1631–1660) writing that in 'Wells was the seat of the old Ranters, Garment...

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Salmon, Joseph (fl. 1647–1656), Ranter, was briefly prominent as a Ranter between March 1650 and 1651 although his earliest work, Antichrist in Man (1647), indicates that he was first a Seeker in religion. His origins remain obscure: he was known in Coventry and ...

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Webbe, Thomas (b. 1624x6?), Ranter, first achieved notoriety in 1644 when he was arrested by order of the House of Lords for blasphemous preaching in London. At this point, he was a feltmaker and hatmaker living in Southwark. He was charged with the more advanced heresies of his day, asserting the primacy of immediate, divine inspiration by rejecting the historical ...

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Wyke, Andrew (fl. 1645–1663), Baptist minister and Ranter, is a man of whom nothing as yet is known of his early life. His name, derived from the Old English word for dwelling or village, was spelled variously as Wyke, Wykes, Wix, and Weeks...