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Ashworth, Caleb (d. 1775), dissenting minister and tutor, was born at Clough Fold, near Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire, one of three sons of Richard Ashworth (1667–1751), a Particular Baptist lay preacher. His date of birth is uncertain: in his funeral address in 1775 Samuel Palmer...

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Chorlton, John (1666–1705), Presbyterian minister and tutor, was born at Salford, Lancashire. He was educated for the nonconformist ministry by the celebrated Richard Frankland, entering the academy, then at Natland, near Kendal, on 4 April 1682. According to a letter from Matthew Henry...

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Coningham, James (1669/70–1716), Presbyterian minister and tutor, of unknown parents, was described as ‘Anglus’ when he graduated MA from Edinburgh University on 27 February 1694. His first ministry was at Penrith, Cumberland, at a new Presbyterian meeting established as a result of a lectureship supported by ...

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Crawford [married name Buthlay], Marion Kirk [called Crawfie] (1909–1988), royal governess and author, was born on 5 June 1909 at Woodside Cottage, near Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, the daughter of John Inglis Crawford of Earlston, Ayrshire, and his wife, Margaret (later Mrs Robert Kirk)...

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Andrew Dalzel (1742–1806) by Sir Henry Raeburn Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Dalzel [formerly Dalziel], Andrew (1742–1806), classical scholar and tutor, was born on 6 October 1742 at Gateside of Newliston, a farm where his family had held the tenancy for more than a century, in the parish of Kirkliston, Linlithgowshire. He was the son of ...

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Dun, John (1723/4–1792), Church of Scotland minister and tutor, was born in Eskdale, Dumfriesshire, and was educated for the ministry under Professor Patrick Cuming at the University of Edinburgh. In the late 1740s he was taken to Auchinleck in Ayrshire by Alexander Boswell, ...

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Richard Frankland (1630–1698) by unknown artist by permission of Dr Williams's Library

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Frankland, Richard (1630–1698), nonconformist tutor, was born on 1 November 1630, at Rathmell, Giggleswick, Yorkshire, the son of John Frankland (d. before 1650). Between 1642 and 1648 he was educated at Giggleswick grammar school, before being admitted on 18 May 1648 at ...

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Henry Grove (1684–1738) by or after John Wollaston by permission of Dr Williams's Library