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Arthur, John William (1881–1952), missionary and physician, was born on 23 April 1881 in Glasgow, son of John William Arthur (1848–1921), a calico printer, and Margaret Dennistoun Sloan (1846–1917), daughter of David Sloan, a Glasgow businessman. He grew up in an atmosphere of warm evangelical piety. Already at the age of twelve he determined to be a missionary and chose to study medicine with that in mind. ...

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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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Christie, Dugald (1855–1936), medical missionary, was born on 11 January 1855 at Kingshouse, Glencoe, Argyll, the ninth and youngest child of Malcolm Christie (d. in or before 1862), sheep farmer and posthouse keeper, and his wife, Janet, née MacCallum (d. in or before 1867)...

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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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Hamilton, James (bap. 1740, d. 1827), physician and Methodist preacher, was baptized at Dunbar on 26 November 1740, which was possibly also the day of his birth, the fourth of six children of James Hamilton (1696–1768), surgeon, bailie, and kirk elder, and his first wife, ...

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Meikle, James (1730–1799), surgeon and religious writer, was born at Carnwath, in the upper part of Clydesdale, on 19 May 1730, the fifth child of George Meikle (d. 1748), a surgeon and druggist. James, a delicate boy, received little regular education; but he was religiously brought up by his parents, and when about sixteen years old joined 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 ...

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Waterston, Jane Elizabeth (1843–1932), missionary and doctor in South Africa, was born on 18 January 1843 in Inverness, a middle child of four girls and two boys of the first cousins Agnes Webster and Charles Waterston (d. 1897), the manager of the ...