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Fithian, Philip Vickers (1747–1776), Presbyterian minister and diarist in America, was born on 29 December 1747 in Greenwich, New Jersey, the first of seven children of Joseph Fithian (1724–1772), farmer, and his wife, Hannah, née Vickers (1728–1772). Philip was probably baptized in the ...


Melville, James (1556–1614), Church of Scotland minister and diarist, was the son of Richard Melville of Baldovy, minister of Maryton near Montrose, Angus, and his wife, Isabell Scrimgeour (d. 1557/8), sister of the laird of Glasswell. He was born on 25 July 1556, though his uncle, the presbyterian leader ...


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Walkden, Peter (1684–1769), Presbyterian minister and diarist, was born at Flixton, near Manchester, on 16 October 1684. Nothing is known of his parents. He was educated at a village school, then from 1706 at the academy of James Coningham, minister of the Presbyterian chapel at ...