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Bliss [née Moore], Kathleen Mary Amelia (1908–1989), religious administrator and university teacher, was born on 5 July 1908 in Fulham, London, the elder child and only daughter of Thomas Henry Moore, local government officer, and his wife, Ethel Steward. She was educated at ...

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Kathleen Mary Amelia Bliss (1908–1989) by unknown photographer © News International Newspapers Ltd

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Bull, William (bap. 1738, d. 1814), Independent minister and college head, one of five children of John Bull, was born at Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire, and baptized there on 17 December 1738. Concern for the upbringing of the children, together with their father's growing financial difficulties, led to them being brought up by their grandfather, ...

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Burr, Aaron (1716–1757), Presbyterian minister and college head, was born on 4 January 1716 in Upper Meadows, near Fairfield, Connecticut. He was the last son of Daniel Burr and Elizabeth, née Pinkney, his third wife. His grandfather, of Celtic ancestry, had come to ...

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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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Cutler, Timothy (1684–1765), college head and Church of England clergyman, was born on 31 May 1684 in Charlestown, Massachusetts, fifth child of Martha Wiswall and Major John Cutler, an anchorsmith, member of the Massachusetts assembly, and Jacobite supporter. Having been raised a Congregationalist, ...

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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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Gordon Goodwin

revised by Francis J. Bremer

Eaton, Nathaniel (bap. c. 1610, d. 1674), college head and clergyman, was baptized in Great Budworth, Cheshire, one of seven sons of the Revd Richard Eaton, vicar of Great Budworth and Trinity Church, Coventry, and his wife, Elizabeth. Nathaniel attended Westminster School and then matriculated pensioner 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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G. C. Boase

revised by Anne Pimlott Baker

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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Samuel Johnson (1696–1772) by unknown artist © Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont

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Johnson, Samuel (1696–1772), Church of England clergyman and teacher in America, was born on 14 October 1696 in Guilford, Connecticut, the second child of Samuel Johnson (d. c.1728), a farmer and proprietor of a fulling mill, and his wife, Mary Sage (...

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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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R. K. Douglas

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

Kidd, Samuel (1804–1843), missionary in Malacca and Chinese scholar, was born on 22 November 1804 at Welton, near Hull, and was educated at the village school in Welton. In 1818 he was sent to Hull, where his thoughts were directed towards a missionary career, and in 1820 he entered the ...

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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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Nathaniel Micklem (1888–1976) by Elliott & Fry © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Micklem, Nathaniel (1888–1976), theologian and college head, was born at Fairlight, Willesden Lane, Brondesbury, Middlesex, on 10 April 1888, the eldest of the four sons of Nathaniel Micklem (1853–1954) QC and his wife, Ellen Ruth Curwen (1857–1952). His father, who was among the first generation of nonconformists to take degrees at ...