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Avery, Benjamin (bap. 1684?, d. 1764), Presbyterian minister and physician, was probably the son of Timothy Avery (d. 1721) and Elizabeth Avery baptized at Newbury, Berkshire, on 1 December 1684. Little is known of his early life or education. James Odgers conjectures that ...

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Clegg, James (1679–1755), Presbyterian minister and physician, was born on 20 October 1679 in Shawfield, near Rochdale, Lancashire, the son of James Clegg (1655–1737), clothier, and his wife, Ann Livesay (1654/5–1730), the daughter of a dissenter of Berkle, Lancashire. In his autobiography Clegg...

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Drake, Roger (1608–1669), physician and minister of religion, was born in London, the eldest son of Roger Drake (d. 1650/51), a wealthy mercer of Cheapside, London, and his wife, Margaret Allyn, of Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. Richard Drake was his younger brother. He received his early education from the ...

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Stephenson, Samuel Martin (1742–1833), physician and minister of the Presbyterian General Synod of Ulster, was born at Straidballymorris, in the parish of Templepatrick, co. Antrim, the third and youngest son of James Stephenson, a farmer, and his wife, Margaret Martin. Educated at the school of ...