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Aubrey, Melbourn Evans (1885–1957), Baptist minister and ecumenist, was born in the Rhondda on 21 April 1885, the eldest child of Edwin Aubrey and his wife, Elizabeth Jane Evans. His father was then pastor of Zion Baptist Church, Pentre, and subsequently ministered in ...

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Grant, Peter [Pàdraig Grannd nan Òran] (1783–1867), Baptist minister and Gaelic evangelical poet, was born on 30 January 1783 at Ballintua, Strathspey, Scotland, the youngest of the five children of Donald Grant (d. 1806), a farmer, and his wife, Janet Stuart. Peter...

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Haldane, Robert (1764–1842), theological writer and evangelical patron, was born on 28 February 1764 in Queen Anne Street, Cavendish Square, London, elder son of Captain James Haldane (1728–1768), heir to Airthrey estate, Stirlingshire, and Katherine Duncan (d. 1774) of Lundie near Dundee...

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Johnson, Thomas Lewis (1836–1921), missionary evangelist and author, was born into slavery in Virginia, on 7 August 1836. He was moved to Washington, DC and around Virginia at the whim of his owners, who prohibited any formal education. As education might enable him to escape, he learned by subterfuge, using the ...

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O'Neill, Arthur George (1819–1896), reformer and minister of religion, was born in Chelmsford, Essex, in September 1819. His father, Arthur O'Neill, a coachmaker, was an Irish protestant refugee, and his mother, Ann, claimed descent from John Rogers, a protestant martyr in Mary Tudor's...

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Ernest Alexander Payne (1902–1980) by Elliott & Fry, 1958 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Payne, Ernest Alexander (1902–1980), Baptist minister and ecumenist, was born on 19 February 1902 at 38 Ickburgh Road, Upper Clapton, London, the eldest of the three children of Alexander Payne (1862–1941), partner in an accountancy firm bearing his name, and his wife, Catherine Griffiths (1863–1943)...