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Ellis, Robert [pseud. Cynddelw] (1812–1875), Baptist minister and poet, was born on 3 February 1812 in Ty'n-y-meini, near Pen-y-bont-fawr, Montgomeryshire, the son of Robert Ellis (1776–1816), and his wife, Elizabeth Thomas. He went to school for two months at Llanwyddelan, and for one month at ...

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Thomas Hamilton

revised by Jessica Hinings

Foster, John (1770–1843), Baptist minister and essayist, was born on 17 September 1770 at Wadsworth Lane in the parish of Halifax, Yorkshire, the eldest son of John Foster (d. 1814) and his wife, Ann (d. 1816), both of whom were small farmers and weavers. ...

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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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Harris, Joseph [pseud. Gomer] (1773–1825), Baptist minister, author, and journal editor, was born in 1773, probably in August, the eldest son of William Harris, a farm bailiff, at Llantydewi, Pembrokeshire. Harris was educated at local schools. A Baptist like his father, who had converted from the ...

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Jones, William (1762–1846), author and Scotch Baptist minister, was born at Gresford, near Wrexham, on 17 June 1762, and married Maria Crane about 1785. Under the influence of Archibald McLean, he became a Scotch Baptist in Chester, and was baptized in 1786. From 1793 he was a bookseller in ...

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Manning, Samuel (1821–1881), Particular Baptist minister and journal editor, was born on 26 November 1821 in Leicester. His family were well known there: his father, John Manning, was several times elected mayor, and before his conversion to Baptist principles was a churchwarden at ...

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Philpot, Joseph Charles (1802–1869), Strict and Particular Baptist minister and journal editor, was born at Ripple, Kent, on 13 September 1802, third son of Charles Philpot (1760–1823), rector of Ripple, and Maria (1772–1851), only daughter of Peter La Fargue, rector of Greatford, near ...

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Smith, Francis (d. 1691), bookseller and General Baptist minister, was the son of Francis Smith, a Yorkshire farrier from Bradford. No further information has as yet been discovered about his family background or his birth details. On 3 May 1647 he was apprenticed to ...

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Sturgion, John (d. 1665), General Baptist preacher and pamphleteer, was a member of the General Baptist church of Edmund Chillenden that in June 1653 received permission to meet in the Stone Chapel of St Paul's Cathedral. Gilbert Mabbott's newsletter of 1 September 1655 described ...

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George Stronach

revised by Roger T. Stearn

Wylie, William Howie (1833–1891), Baptist minister and journalist, son of William Wylie, block calico printer, of Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, and his wife, Agnes, daughter of John Howie of Lochgoin, was born at Kilmarnock on 24 February 1833. He was educated at Kilmarnock, then employed in the office of the ...