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Arthur H. Grant

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Burns, Jabez (1805–1876), General Baptist minister, was born on 18 December 1805 at Oldham, Lancashire, where his father, Joseph, was a chemist. He was educated at a school at Chester and at the grammar school in Oldham, which he left in 1820 to become a draper's assistant in ...

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Fawcett, John (1740–1817), Particular Baptist minister and theological writer, was born on 6 January 1740 at Lidget Green, near Bradford, the son of Stephen Fawcett (c.1702–c.1751), who died of a fever in his fiftieth year, leaving a widow and a numerous family. ...

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Lawson, Thomas George (1814–1891), colonial official and Baptist leader, was born in October 1814 in the town of New London, Anecho, in west Africa, the second son of George Acquatay Lawson (c.1778–1856), political leader and merchant, and his wife, Adólèvi Apé...

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Charlotte Fell-Smith

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Macgowan, John (1726–1780), Particular Baptist minister, was born in Edinburgh. After receiving a good education he was apprenticed to a weaver, but subsequently settled in Bridge Street, Warrington, as a baker. He had early become a local preacher with the Wesleyans, but, impressed by the logic of the Calvinistic system of theology, he was attracted to the Independents. He finally joined the Particular Baptists and ministered at the Baptist chapel at ...

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Taylor, Dan (1738–1816), General Baptist minister and founder of the New Connexion of General Baptists, was born on 21 December 1738 at Sourmilk Hall, Northowram, Yorkshire, the elder son of Azor Taylor and his second wife, Mary Willey; his younger brother was John Taylor (1743–1818)...

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Winterbotham, William (1763–1829), Baptist minister and political prisoner, was born in Little Minories, Aldgate, London, on 15 December 1763, the sixth of fifteen children of John Winterbotham, an apprentice fuller who had fought for the Young Pretender, and his wife, formerly Miss Hyett...