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Basire, Isaac, de Preaumont (bap. 1608, d. 1676), Church of England clergyman and traveller, the son of Jean Basire, advocate and minor noble, and his wife, Judith le Macherier (d. 1626), was baptized at the Huguenot church in Rouen, France, in 1608. Little is known of his early years, but he was a student at the ...

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Brome, James (1651/2–1719), Church of England clergyman and travel writer, was born in Cambridge, the son of William Brome. He was educated at Newark School until 1663, then at King Edward VI Free Grammar School, Bury St Edmunds, being admitted sizar at Christ's College, Cambridge...

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Burnaby, Andrew (1732–1812), Church of England clergyman and traveller, was born at Asfordby, Leicestershire, on 16 August 1732, the eldest son of Andrew Burnaby (1702–1776) of Brampton Manor, Huntingdonshire, and his wife, Hannah (d. 1757), daughter of George Beaumont of Darton, Yorkshire...

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Denton, Richard (1586–1662), Church of England clergyman and colonist, was born in Yorkshire. Nothing is known of his parents or of his life before he graduated BA from St Catharine's College, Cambridge, in 1623. Before 1626 he married Helen Windlbank, about whom nothing is known, and by 1631 was installed as curate of ...

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Kinsey, William Morgan (1788–1851), Church of England clergyman and traveller, born at Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, was son of Robert Morgan Kinsey, solicitor and banker at Abergavenny, and Caroline Hannah, his wife, daughter of Sir James Harington, bt. He matriculated at Oxford on 28 November 1805, became a scholar of ...

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Lansdell, Henry (1841–1919), Church of England clergyman and traveller, was born in Tenterden, Kent, on 10 January 1841, the eldest son of Henry Lansdell, schoolmaster, and his wife, Julia, née Woodward. Educated by his father and, between 1865 and 1867, at St John's College of Divinity, Highgate...

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Maundrell, Henry (bap. 1665, d. 1701), Church of England clergyman and traveller in the Middle East, was the son of Robert Maundrell of Compton Bassett, near Calne, Wiltshire, where he was baptized on 23 December 1665. In the register of Exeter College, Oxford...

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Musgrave, George Musgrave (1798–1883), Church of England clergyman and travel writer, was born in the parish of St Marylebone, Middlesex, on 1 July 1798, the eldest son of George Musgrave (1769–1861) of Marylebone and of Shillington Manor, Bedfordshire, married on 19 August 1790 to ...

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Peter [Peters], Thomas (1597–1654/5), Church of England clergyman and colonist in America, was born at Fowey in Cornwall and baptized there in June 1597, the second child and elder son among the three children of Thomas Peter or Dickwoode (1571–1625), merchant, and his first wife, ...

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Phillips, George (d. 1644), clergyman and colonist in America, was the son of Christopher Phillips of South Rainham, Norfolk. His exact date of birth and mother's name are unknown. He was admitted sizar at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, on 10 April 1610, graduated BA in 1614, and proceeded MA in 1617. He served as vicar at ...

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Robson, Charles (1597/8–1638), Church of England clergyman and travel writer, was the son of Thomas Robson of Queen's College, Oxford, who from 1612 to 1614 was master of the free grammar school of Carlisle. He is not to be confused with the namesake who, on 28 May 1633, was collated and installed as prebend of ...

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Rudd, John (c. 1498–1579), Church of England clergyman and cartographer, was born in Yorkshire. In 1515 he entered Clare College, Cambridge, and by 1520 had taken the degrees of BA and MA. Ordained to the priesthood in 1521, he subsequently became a fellow of ...

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Whitaker, Alexander (1585–1617), clergyman and colonist in America, was the son of William Whitaker (1547/8–1595), regius professor of divinity at Cambridge University and master of St John's College, and his wife, Susan Culverwell, daughter of the prosperous London puritan merchant Nicholas Culverwell [...

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White, John (1575–1648), clergyman and promoter of colonization, was born on 6 January 1575 in the manor house of Stanton St John, Oxfordshire, the second son of John White (d. 1618), yeoman, and Isabel, daughter of John Bawle of Lichfield, Staffordshire. He had four sisters and two brothers, the eldest of whom was ...