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Arrowsmith, John (1602–1659), college head and theologian, was born on 29 March 1602 in Gateshead; nothing is known of his parents or early life. He entered St John's College, Cambridge, in 1616 and graduated BA in 1620. He proceeded MA in 1623, and in the same year became a fellow of ...

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Baggs, Charles Michael (1806–1845), college head and vicar apostolic of the western district, was born at Belville, in co. Meath, Ireland, on 21 May 1806. He was the eldest son of a protestant barrister of Dublin, Charles Baggs, afterwards judge of the court of vice-admiralty in ...

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Dixon, Thomas (1679/80–1729), Presbyterian minister and college teacher, was probably the son of an episcopalian, but not, as formerly believed, of Thomas Dixon (d. 1704), who was ejected from the vicarage of Kelloe, co. Durham, as a nonconformist. Dixon studied at Manchester dissenting academy...

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Rawlins, Richard (c. 1460–1536), college head and bishop of St David's, was elected bachelor of Merton College in 1480. In 1484 he incepted MA and became a fellow, subsequently serving as the college's almoner, dean, and (in 1492) king of the beans, master of the Christmas revels. He was admitted BTh in 1493 and had his doctorate by 1495. On 1 March 1488 ...

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Redman, John (1499–1551), theologian and college head, is thought to have been a younger son of William Redman (d. 1536), a landowner of Twisleton, Yorkshire, and Urswick, Lancashire, and Margaret, daughter of Sir Thomas Tunstall and his wife, Alice. Influenced by his mother's half-brother, ...

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Slade, Matthew (1569–1628), religious controversialist and college head, was born at South Perrot, Dorset, on 9 September 1569, the second son of the rector, John Slade, and his wife, Joan, daughter of John Owsley of Misterton, Somerset. Following his elder brother, Samuel, to ...

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Staunton, Edmund (1600–1671), ejected minister and college head, was born on 20 October 1600, the third son of Francis, later Sir Francis, Staunton (d. 1639) of Birchmore in Woburn, Bedfordshire, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Edmund Staunton. He attended Eton College...

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Wilkinson, Henry (1616/17–1690), college head and ejected minister, was the son of William Wilkinson, curate or chaplain of Adwick-le-Street, Yorkshire, where he was born. John Wilkinson (d. 1650), principal of Magdalen Hall and president of Magdalen College, Oxford, was his uncle. After studying under ...