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Ames, William (1576–1633), theologian and university teacher, was born at Ipswich, the son of William Ames, merchant, and his wife, Joane Snelling, also from a Suffolk merchant family. Both of these families were substantial folk. William had one sister, Elizabeth. When the two were quite young, the parents died, and ...

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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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Thompson Cooper

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Baylee, Joseph (1807–1883), theological teacher and writer, was born on 23 July 1807, at Limerick, the fifth son of John Tyrrell Baylee, a Quaker schoolmaster, and his wife, Jane, granddaughter of Lord Dunboyne and widow of Henry Bennis. Initially self-educated, by his own account, ...

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Bentham, Edward (1707–1776), university professor, fifth son of the Revd Samuel Bentham (c.1681–1733), a minor canon of Ely, and his wife, Philippa Willen (c.1681–1747), was born in the college at Ely on 23 July 1707, and baptized in the cathedral on 21 August 1707. After singing as a chorister at ...

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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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Chevallier, Temple (1794–1873), Church of England clergyman and university teacher, was born on 19 October 1794 at Badingham, Suffolk, the youngest son of the Revd Temple Chevallier. He was educated at home, then at the grammar schools of Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich...

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Colbatch, John (1665–1748), Church of England clergyman and university teacher, was the son of John Colbatch of Ludlow, Shropshire. He was educated at Westminster School, where he was made scholar in 1680, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was admitted as a pensioner in 1683. He graduated BA (1687), MA (1690), BD (1701), and DD (1706). He became a fellow of his college in 1689 and was ordained priest in 1691. In 1693 he was appointed chaplain to the British factory at ...

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Creed, John Martin (1889–1940), Church of England clergyman and theologian, was born in All Saints' parish, Leicester, on 14 October 1889, the eldest son of Colin John Creed, vicar of All Saints' Church, and his wife, Etheldreda Wright, daughter of Frederick Robert Spackman...

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Dale, Thomas (1797–1870), Church of England clergyman and university teacher, was born on 22 August 1797 at Pentonville, London, the only son of four children of William Dale, who on his wife's death in 1800 remarried and departed for the West Indies to conduct a weekly newspaper, dying soon after his arrival. ...

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Disney, William (1731–1807), Church of England clergyman, was born on 29 September 1731, probably at Cranbrook in Kent; he was the second son of the Revd Joseph Disney MA (1695–1777), vicar of Cranbrook and Appledore, and his wife, Ann Ross (d. 1782)...

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Dyson, Charles (1788–1860), Church of England clergyman and university teacher, is thought to have been born at Acton, Middlesex. He was the grandson of Jeremiah Dyson (1722?–1776) and the son of another clerk of the House of Commons, also Jeremiah Dyson (d...

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Elrington, Charles Richard (1787–1850), Church of Ireland clergyman and educationist, was born in Molesworth Street, Dublin, on 25 March 1787, the elder of the two sons of Thomas Elrington (1760–1835), bishop of Leighlin and Ferns, and Charlotte, the daughter of Plunket Preston, rector of ...

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Fawcett, James (1751–1831), Church of England clergyman and university teacher, was born in Leeds, and baptized at St Peter's on 4 July 1751, the son of Richard Fawcett (1703/4–1783), vicar of St John's, Leeds (1768–83). Suffering from rickets, he had a weakly constitution from an early age. Having been educated at ...

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Garbett, James (1802–1879), Church of England clergyman and university professor, born at Hereford, was the eldest of six sons of the Revd James Garbett (1775–1857), prebendary of Hereford. Edward Garbett (1817–1887) was his brother. He passed from the Hereford Cathedral school to Brasenose College, Oxford...

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Osborne Gordon (1813–1883) by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), 1857 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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W. F. Wentworth-Shields

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Gordon, Osborne (1813–1883), college tutor and Church of England clergyman, was born at Broseley, Shropshire, on 21 April 1813, the son of George Osborne Gordon (d. 1822), a wine merchant, and his wife, Elizabeth. Educated at Bridgnorth grammar school, which was then enjoying a period of success under ...

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Holland, Thomas (d. 1612), university professor, was born in Ludlow, Shropshire, the second son of William Holland of Burwarton in the same county. He was educated at Oxford, where he gained an exhibition at Oriel College on 23 September 1569 and graduated BA on 9 December 1570. He probably entered the ...

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Ince, William (1825–1910), Church of England clergyman and theologian, born in St James's parish, Clerkenwell, London, on 7 June 1825, was the son of William Ince, sometime president of the Pharmaceutical Society of London, and his wife, Hannah Goodwin Dakin. He was educated at ...

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Marriott, Charles (1811–1858), Church of England clergyman and college teacher, was born at the rectory, Church Lawford, near Rugby, on 24 August 1811, the third of the five children of the rector of the parish, John Marriott (1780–1825), and his wife, Mary Ann (...