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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...


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...


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 ...