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Adis, Henry (fl. 1641/2–1663), General Baptist leader and writer, was in 1648 a prisoner in the Tower Chamber of the Fleet prison, 'in the seventh year of the Author's Oppression, being the 8th year of this Parliament's Reformation' (Adis, A Spie, title-page...

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Backus, Isaac (1724–1806), Baptist minister and historian in America, was born on 9 January 1724 at Norwich, Connecticut, the fourth of eleven children of Samuel Backus (1694–1740), farmer and ironworks owner, and Elizabeth (1698–1769), daughter of John Tracy and Elizabeth Leffingwell. Both of ...

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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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Chillenden, Edmund (fl. 1631–1678), parliamentarian army officer and General Baptist leader, was the son of William Chillenden, yeoman, of Faversham, Kent. His father had died by the time he was bound to the Merchant Taylors' Company of London in February 1631. He gained his freedom of the company in March 1637 and worked for his former master as a button-seller living in ...

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Collier, Thomas (d. 1691), Baptist preacher, may have been the yeoman farmer of that name from Witney, in Surrey, prosecuted in 1634 for withholding tithes. Nothing is certainly known of his birth or early life.

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Cox [Coxe], Benjamin (bap. 1595, d. in or after 1663?), Baptist preacher, was baptized at Benson, Oxfordshire, on 13 April 1595, the son of William Cox, a clergyman, and his wife, probably Elizabeth Younge. He matriculated from Christ Church, Oxford, on 29 April 1609, aged fourteen, graduated BA from ...

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Crosley, David (1669/70–1744), Particular Baptist minister, was born in Heptonstall, near Hebden Bridge, of unknown parentage. Initially worshipping with the presbyterians, he was brought up by a devout aunt, called Mitchell, in Barnoldswick. He did not readily sever ties with the presbyterians because as late as 1692, even after his baptism as a believer, he was still contemplating ordination among them....

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Gosnold, John (1626?–1678), General Baptist minister, was born at Dunmow, Essex, the son of Robert Gosnold. His parents must have been relatively poor, for Gosnold was educated at the Charterhouse School in London as an exhibitioner. At nineteen he was admitted to ...

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Grantham, Thomas (1633/4–1692), General Baptist minister, was probably born in the village of Halton, near Spilsby, Lincolnshire. Since he died aged fifty-eight on 17 January 1692, he must have been born in 1633 or the first few days of 1634. While there are several ...

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Hazzard [other married name Kelly], Dorothy (d. 1674), Baptist leader, first appears about 1620, when she and her then husband, Anthony Kelly, grocer, who had a shop in High Street, Bristol, between the Guilders Inn and the High Cross, gathered around them a separatist group. ...