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Chauncy, Charles (bap. 1592, d. 1672), minister in America and college head, was born in Yardley Bury, Hertfordshire, and baptized there on 5 November 1592, the son of George Chauncy, a minor landowner, and his wife, Agnes, daughter of Edward Welch of Great Wymondley...

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Dunster, Henry (bap. 1609, d. 1659), minister and college principal in America, was baptized on 26 November 1609 at Bury, Lancashire, the fifth child of Henry Dunster (c.1580–1646), yeoman, and his first wife, Isabel (d. 1644). Dunster was educated at ...

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Evans, Evan Herber (1836–1896), Congregational minister and college head, the eldest son of Josiah Evans (1814–1876), a blacksmith, and his wife, Sarah, née James (1817–1894), was born at Pant-yr-onnen, near Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire, on 5 July 1836. He spent some early years with his grandfather ...

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Fairbairn, Andrew Martin (1838–1912), Congregational minister and college head, was born at Inverkeithing, Fife, on 4 November 1838. He came of covenanting stock and received strict religious training. He was the second son of John Fairbairn, a miller, and a leader in the ...

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Andrew Martin Fairbairn (1838–1912) by unknown engraver © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Harris, John (1802–1856), Congregational minister and college head, was born on 8 March 1802 at Ugborough, Devon, the eldest son in the family of eight children of William Harris, a tailor and draper, and his wife, Elizabeth. He was a studious child, and was nicknamed ...

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Huxtable, (William) John Fairchild (1912–1990), Congregational minister and college head, was born on 25 July 1912 at Ladysmith Villa, Plumpton Green, near Lewes, Sussex, where his father, Percy John Fairchild Huxtable (1883–1922), lately of West Moors Congregational Church, Devon, was minister. His mother, ...

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Jones, Michael Daniel (1822–1898), Congregational minister and college head, was born on 2 March 1822 at the Chapel House, Llanuwchllyn, Merioneth, the third of the five children of Michael Jones (1785–1853), Congregational minister, and his wife, Mary (1786–1861).

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Probert, Lewis (1837–1908), Congregational minister and college head, third son of Evan Probert, a miner, and his wife, Mary, was born at Llanelli, Brecknockshire, on 22 September 1837. He was baptized on 15 October 1837. He became a Congregational church member during a revival in 1860, and began to preach in 1862. After a short preparatory course at the ...

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Robinson, William Gordon (1903–1977), Congregational minister and college head, was born on 19 May 1903 at Garston, Liverpool, the son of Frederick Robinson (1874–1944), chief reporter and assistant editor of the Widnes Weekly News, and Helena Mary Tatlock (1877–1951), schoolteacher. He and his twin brother, ...

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Rowlands, David [pseud. Dewi Môn] (1836–1907), Congregational minister and college head, the son of John and Margaret Rowlands, was born on 4 March 1836 at Geufron, Rhos-y-bol, Anglesey. The family were prominent in local Calvinistic Methodist circles. After a village education he was apprenticed at thirteen, and worked in shops at ...

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Stowell, William Hendry (1800–1858), Congregational minister and college head, born at Douglas, Isle of Man, on 19 June 1800, was the son of William Stowell and his wife, Susan Hilton. The evangelical clergyman Hugh Stowell was his cousin. He was one of the first students at ...