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Baro, Peter (1534–1599), Reformed minister and religious controversialist, was born at Étampes (Seine-et-Oise), France, the son of Étienne Baron and his wife, Philippe Petit; in his autobiographical notes Peter says he was one of many children, first mentioning brothers Jean and Florent, so he was perhaps the third to survive. The family is believed to have belonged to the rich ...

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Menzies, John (1624–1684), Church of Scotland minister and university professor, was born in Aberdeen. He was said to have been brought up a Roman Catholic, but must have converted to protestantism at an early age; his parents are unknown. He was admitted to ...

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Robertson, James (1803–1860), Church of Scotland minister and religious controversialist, was born at the farm of Ardlaw in the parish of Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire, on 2 January 1803, the eldest of ten children of William Robertson (b. 1773/4) and his wife, Barbara Anderson...

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Travers, Walter (1548?–1635), religious activist and college head, was born in Nottingham, the eldest child of Walter, a goldsmith, and his wife, Anne, who also had three younger sons and a daughter. His father's will suggests that he was both well off, and (assuming that he wrote the will himself) a committed protestant. The oldest of ...