1-10 of 11 results  for:

  • Christian: Independent and Congregational x
Clear all

Article

Belknap, Jeremy (1744–1798), Congregationalist minister in America and historian, was born on 4 June 1744 in Ann Street, Boston, Massachusetts, the eldest son of Joseph Belknap (d. 1797), a moderately prosperous leather dresser and furrier, and Sarah Byles. A fifth-generation New Englander on his father's side, ...

Article

Alexander Gordon

revised by J. M. V. Quinn

Brook, Benjamin (1776–1848), Independent minister and historian, was born at Nether Thong, near Huddersfield. As a youth he joined the Independent church at Holmfield, under the pastoral care of the Revd Robert Gallond. In 1797 he entered Rotherham Independent college as a student for the ministry. In 1801 he became the first pastor of the Congregational church at ...

Article

Alexander Gordon

revised by Anne Pimlott Baker

Browne, John (1823–1886), Congregational minister and historian, was born on 6 February 1823 at North Walsham, Norfolk, the elder son in the family of two sons and two daughters of James Browne (1781–1857), Congregational minister of North Walsham, and his first wife, Eliza (...

Article

Harmer, Thomas (1714–1788), Independent minister and church historian, was born at Norwich in 1714, probably in October. From 1730 to 1734 he attended Moorfields Academy, where he was trained for the ministry by Thomas Ridgley and John Eames. While a student at Moorfields...

Article

Hubbard, William (1621/2–1704), minister in America and historian, was the second son of William Hubbard (1594–1670), husbandman, of Tendring, Essex, and his wife, Judith, daughter of John Knapp and Martha Blosse of Ipswich, Suffolk. His father and mother, with their six children, emigrated to ...

Article

Neal, Daniel (1678–1743), Independent minister and historian, was born in London on 14 December 1678. His parents died when he was very young, and he was raised by his maternal uncle in London. In September 1686 he enrolled at the Merchant Taylors' School...

Article

Nuttall, Geoffrey Fillingham (1911–2007), Congregational minister and church historian, was born at Bryn-y-graig, Conway Road, Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire, on 8 November 1911, the younger son and second of three children of Harold Nuttall (1871–1950), general medical practitioner, and his first wife, Muriel Fillingham, ...

Article

Peel, Albert (1887–1949), Congregational minister and historian, was born on 20 March 1887 at Craven Lane, Gomersal, near Dewsbury, Yorkshire, the eldest of three children of Rawson Peel, a joiner journeyman, and his wife, Louisa, née Garnett. He attended Heckmondwike grammar school and, after working as a pupil teacher at ...

Article

Peter, David (1765–1837), Independent minister and ecclesiastical historian, was born at Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, on 5 August 1765, the son of David and Margaret Peter. When he was seven years old his father, who was a ship's carpenter, moved to New Quay, Cardiganshire. He received his early education at the school of ...

Article

J. E. Lloyd

revised by Mari A. Williams

Rees, Thomas (1815–1885), Congregational minister and historian, son of Thomas Rees and his wife, Hannah William, was born at Pen Pontbren in the parish of Llanfynydd, Carmarthenshire, on 13 December 1815. He was brought up by his mother's family at Banc-y-fer, Llangathen, and helped his grandfather, ...