Allen, John [pseud. Junius junior] (d. 1783x8), Particular Baptist minister and writer, became minister in 1764 of the Particular Baptist church in Petticoat Lane, London, having previously preached at Salisbury. On settling in London he opened a linen draper's shop in Shoreditch...
W. B. Lowther
revised by Karen E. Smith
Beddome, Benjamin (1717–1795), Particular Baptist minister and hymn writer, the son of John Beddome (d. 1757), Baptist minister, and Rachel Brandon, was born at Henley in Arden, Warwickshire, on 23 January 1717. He was baptized in 1739 at the Baptist church at ...
Richard L. Greaves
Blackwood, Christopher (1607/8–1670), Particular Baptist minister, was born in August 1607 or 1608, in Yorkshire, the youngest son of William Blackwood. After matriculating at the age of thirteen from Pembroke College, Cambridge, at Easter 1621, he graduated BA in 1625. He was ordained a priest in the diocese of ...
revised by E. F. Clipsham
Booth, Abraham (1734–1806), Particular Baptist minister and author, was born at Blackwell, near Alfreton, Derbyshire, on 20 May 1734, the son of Robert Booth (bap. 1700) and Elizabeth Bradley. While an infant his parents moved to Annesley Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, where his father had taken a small farm as a tenant of the ...
J. H. Thorpe
revised by Ken R. Manley
Burnham, Richard (bap. 1749, d. 1810), Particular Baptist minister and hymnodist, son of William and Ann Burnham, was baptized at the parish church, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, on 22 April 1749. Burnham later embraced Baptist views and joined the Particular Baptist church at Reading...
C. W. Sutton
revised by Raymond Brown
Butterworth, John (1727–1803), Particular Baptist minister, was born on 13 December 1727, the eldest of five sons of Henry Butterworth, blacksmith, of Goodshaw, Rossendale, in Lancashire. Four of the five sons entered the Baptist ministry. Butterworth received his early education from David Crosley...
Michael A. G. Haykin
Collins, Hercules (d. 1702), Particular Baptist minister, appears to have received little formal education. A keen interest in Christianity showed itself at an early age, which may indicate religious parentage. Beyond this, though, nothing is known about his parents. By the mid-1670s he may have been a member of ...
Cox [Coxe], Benjamin (bap. 1595, d. in or after 1663
J. H. Y. Briggs
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....
Evans, Caleb (1737–1791), Particular Baptist minister and college head, was born on 12 November 1737 in Bristol, the first child of Hugh Evans (1712–1781), Particular Baptist minister and principal of the Bristol Baptist Academy, and his first wife, Sarah Browne (d. 1751)...