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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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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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Thirlby, Styan (bap. 1691, d. 1753), textual critic and theologian, was baptized on 7 January 1691 at St Margaret's, Leicester, the son of Thomas Thirlby (d. 1701), vicar of St Margaret's, Leicester, and his wife, Mary (1663–1723), eldest daughter of Henry Styan...

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Tyler, Thomas (1826–1902), theological and literary scholar, was born in London. Little is known of his early life, but he matriculated at King's College, London, in 1857, graduating BA in classics in 1859 and MA in 1871. He obtained prizes for Hebrew and for ...

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Williams, Charles Walter Stansby (1886–1945), writer on literature and theology, was born on 20 September 1886 at 3 Spencer Road, Holloway, London, the surviving member of twins born to Richard Walter Stansby Williams (1848–1929), clerk, and his wife, Mary Wall (1856–1948), daughter of ...