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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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Barber, Edward (d. 1663), General Baptist preacher, was a son of William Barber (d. in or before 1611), yeoman of Sherborne, Somerset. In July 1611 he was apprenticed in London's Merchant Taylors' Company and gained his freedom in August 1620. Barber set up trade as a cloth drawer and by 1624 had married ...

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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 ...

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Brown, Hugh Stowell (1823–1886), Baptist minister, was born on 10 August 1823 at Douglas, Isle of Man, the second son of Robert Brown, a Church of England priest, and his wife, Dorothy, daughter of John Thomson, a gardener. He had three sisters and five brothers, including the poet ...

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Brown [Browne], James (b. 1615/16), General Baptist minister, was born in Mangotsfield, Gloucestershire, the son of Thomas Brown; the identity of his mother is not known. He matriculated at Oriel College, Oxford, on 24 April 1635 aged nineteen and graduated BA on 7 April 1638. He was ordained and served as the vicar of ...

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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...

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Caffyn, Matthew (bap. 1628, d. 1714), General Baptist minister, was baptized on 26 October 1628 at Horsham, Sussex, the seventh son of a yeoman farmer, Thomas Caffin (d. before 1653), and his wife, Elizabeth. Lord Onslow of Wisborough Green adopted Matthew as a companion for his only son, ...

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Child, John (1638–1684), Baptist preacher, was born in Bedford. Nothing is known of his parents, but he was apprenticed in Bedford to 'an Handicraft Trade', probably silk-weaving, before moving to Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, and eventually becoming a 'slop-seller' (retailer of clothing) in London...

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Coppe, Abiezer (1619–1672?), Baptist preacher and Ranter, was born on Sunday 30 May 1619, and baptized on 1 June at St Mary's, Warwick, the eldest known child of Walter Coppe (b. 1593, d. in or after 1667), who was probably a literate artisan, perhaps working with animal hides. After the Restoration ...

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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 ...