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Badcock, Samuel (1747–1788), theologian and writer on literature, was born at South Molton, Devon, on 23 February 1747, the son of a butcher. His mother's maiden name was Plake. His parents were dissenters and he was educated at a dissenting academy at Ottery St Mary...

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Blair, Hugh (1718–1800), Church of Scotland minister and literary critic, was born in Edinburgh on 7 April 1718, the only child of John Blair, a clerk in the Excise Office, and Martha, daughter of Alexander Ogston, an Edinburgh bookseller, and his wife, Martha...

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Corser, Thomas (1793–1876), literary scholar and Church of England clergyman, the third son of George Corser, a banker, of Whitchurch, Shropshire, and his wife, Martha, daughter of Randall Phythian of the Higher Hall, Edge, Cheshire, was born at Whitchurch, where he was baptized on 9 July 1793. From ...

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Elstob, William (1674?–1715), Anglo-Saxon scholar and Church of England clergyman, was probably born on 1 January 1674 and baptized on 15 January at All Saints' Church, Newcastle upon Tyne, the son of Jane Hall (d. 1692) and Ralph Elstob (1647–1688). His parents had married on 20 October 1672 at ...

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Etchells, (Dorothea) Ruth (1931–2012), literary scholar and churchwoman, was born Peggy Allen on 17 April 1931 at Stretton House (Southwark Diocesan Maternity Home), Grove Park, London, the daughter of Edith Matilda Allen (b. 1905?). At the time of her birth her mother was working as a housekeeper at ...

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Fleming, Abraham (c. 1552–1607), author, literary editor, and Church of England clergyman, identified himself in his published works as 'London borne'. His elder brother, Samuel, having attended Eton College, matriculated at King's College, Cambridge, in 1565, aged seventeen. At about the same age ...

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Greenfield, William (1755–1827), Church of Scotland minister and literary critic, was born on 2 February 1755, the son of Captain John Greenfield and his wife, Grisel Cockburn, and was baptized at Dalkeith a week later. He married Janet Bervie (d. 1827) on 22 November 1782, and they had three sons and three daughters....

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Grosart, Alexander Balloch (1827–1899), literary scholar and theologian, was born at Stirling on 18 June 1827, the son of William Grosart, builder and contractor, and his wife, Mary Balloch. He was educated privately and at the parish school of Falkirk, and, according to ...

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Francis Ernest Hutchinson (1871–1947) by Walter Stoneman, 1945 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hutchinson, Francis Ernest (1871–1947), literary scholar and Church of England clergyman, was born at Forton, near Gosport, Hampshire, on 17 September 1871. He was the third son of the vicar, the Revd Charles Pierrepont Hutchinson (1831/2–1898), who was descended from the father of the regicide ...