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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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McLean, Archibald (1733–1812), Scotch Baptist minister, was born on 1 May 1733, at East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, and was the son of a farmer, a highlander descended from Brolus, eldest son of Duart, chief of the clan of the McLeans, and a Miss Struthers...

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O'Neill, Arthur George (1819–1896), reformer and minister of religion, was born in Chelmsford, Essex, in September 1819. His father, Arthur O'Neill, a coachmaker, was an Irish protestant refugee, and his mother, Ann, claimed descent from John Rogers, a protestant martyr in Mary Tudor's...

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Wyke, Andrew (fl. 1645–1663), Baptist minister and Ranter, is a man of whom nothing as yet is known of his early life. His name, derived from the Old English word for dwelling or village, was spelled variously as Wyke, Wykes, Wix, and Weeks...