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Ashburne, John (bap. 1607, d. 1661), Church of England clergyman and madhouse keeper, was the son of Robert Ashburne of Crowle, Lincolnshire, where he was baptized on 19 July 1607. Ashburne matriculated sizar at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, in 1625; he graduated BA and was ordained deacon at ...

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Burden, Harold Nelson (1860–1930), Church of England clergyman and health administrator, was born on 20 March 1860 at Hythe, Kent, the eldest of the three children of Thomas Burden (1829–1872), a grocer, and his wife, Sarah Ann (Sally) Munk (c.1833–1902). When he was twelve his father died, and he was probably brought up by his grandparents, who were farmers. Unfortunately he was not successful as a grazier and dairyman and was declared bankrupt in 1886. He then worked in the slums of the ...

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Capel, Richard (1586–1656), Church of England clergyman and physician, was born in Gloucester, a younger son of Christopher Capel, a godly alderman of the city whose family came from Herefordshire, and his wife, Grace, daughter of Richard Hands. He matriculated from St Alban Hall, Oxford...

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Douglas, Thomas (d. c. 1684), ejected minister and physician, is of unknown parentage and background. He graduated MA of the University of Edinburgh on 23 May 1655 and by at least 1661 was the rector of St Olave, Silver Street, London. Douglas wrote several tracts including ...

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Dunstan, Gordon Reginald (1917–2004), Church of England clergyman, theologian, and writer on medical ethics, was born on 25 April 1917 at 79 Beaumont Street, Stoke, Plymouth, the son of Frederick John Menhenett Dunstan, an engineer's draftsman at the city's naval dockyard, and his wife, ...

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Herd, John (1511–1584), doctor and Church of England clergyman, was born in February 1511 in Southwark, Surrey. He was educated at Eton College and at King's College, Cambridge, where he was admitted a scholar in 1529 and elected a fellow in 1532; he graduated BA in 1534. He left ...

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Mapletoft, John (1631–1721), physician and Church of England clergyman, was born on 15 June 1631 at Margaretting, Essex, the second of the three children of Joshua Mapletoft (1594–1635), vicar of Margaretting and rector of Wickford, and his wife, Susanna (d. 1657), daughter of ...

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Morton, Richard (bap. 1637, d. 1698), ejected minister and physician, was baptized on 30 July 1637 in the parish of Ribbesford, Worcestershire, the son of Robert Morton, the minister from 1635 to 1646 of Bewdley Chapel in that parish and a friend of ...

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Henry Moule (1801–1880) by unknown engraver courtesy of the Dorset County Museum

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Moule, Henry (1801–1880), Church of England clergyman and inventor of the dry earth closet, was born at Melksham, Wiltshire, on 27 January 1801, the sixth son of George Moule (1768–1830), solicitor and banker, and his wife, Sarah Hayward (1764–1835). He was educated at ...

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Richard Napier (1559–1634) by unknown artist, c. 1630 Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Napier, Richard (1559–1634), astrological physician and Church of England clergyman, was born in Exeter on 4 May 1559, the third son of Alexander Napier and his wife, Ann (Agnes) Burchley. Napier's family pedigree involved direct descent from the Scottish Napiers, lairds of Merchiston...

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Robinson, Matthew (bap. 1628, d. 1694), Church of England clergyman and physician, was born at Rokeby, Yorkshire, and was baptized there on 14 December 1628, the third son of Thomas Robinson, barrister of Gray's Inn, and his wife, Frances, daughter of Leonard Smelt...

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Stone, Edward (1702–1768), Church of England clergyman and discoverer of the active ingredient in aspirin, was born in Lacey Green, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, on 5 November 1702, the only son of Edward Stone (d. 1740×42), yeoman, and his first wife, Elizabeth Reynolds (...

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Stonhouse, Sir James, seventh and tenth baronet (1716–1795), physician and cleric, was born on 9 July 1716 at Tubney, near Abingdon, Berkshire, the elder son of Richard Stonhouse (d. c.1725), and his wife, Carolina, from whom James inherited an estate worth about ...

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Sir James Stonhouse, seventh and tenth baronet (1716–1795) by unknown artist © National Portrait Gallery, London

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