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Aggrey, James Emman Kwegyir (1875–1927), pastor and educationist, was born at Anomabu, Gold Coast, on 18 October 1875, the son of Kodwo Kwegyir Aggrey, a gold assayer and official at the court of the Fanti chiefdom of Anomabu, and his wife, Abena Andua...

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R. K. Douglas

revised by Janette Ryan

Beal, Samuel (1825–1889), Sinologist, was born at Devonport on 27 November 1825, the son of William Beal (1785–1872), a Wesleyan minister, and his wife, Mary Anne. He was the younger brother of William Beal (1815–1870), a religious writer. He was educated at Kingswood School...

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Briggs, Henry Perronet (1791–1844), antiquary and subject painter, was born at Walworth, London, the son of John Hobart Briggs (bap. 1760), who held a lucrative position in the Post Office, and his wife, Mary, née Oldham. He was named after his great-grandfather the Methodist minister ...

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Clarke, Adam (1762–1832), Wesleyan Methodist minister and scholar, was born in Moybeg, Kilcronaghan parish, co. Londonderry. His father, an Anglican, was a village schoolmaster and farmer; his mother was a Presbyterian. His childhood consisted of a series of life-threatening mishaps. He was educated locally, fell under the influence of the Methodists in 1778, and met ...

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Adam Clarke (1762–1832) by William Ward (after John Jackson, c. 1823) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cooper, Thomas (1805–1892), Chartist and religious lecturer, was born on 20 March 1805 in Leicester, the illegitimate son of a dyer. His mother continued working as a dyer after the early death of Cooper's father, which indicates that the relationship was more than transitory. Living in ...

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Cousins, James Henry Sproull (1873–1956), writer and educationist, was born on 22 July 1873 at 29 Cavour Street, Belfast, the son of James Cousins (d. 1920), a sailor, and his wife, Susan Davis (d. 1915). His parents were both Wesleyan Methodists; his father retired from a sailing career to work for the ...

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Etheridge, John Wesley (1804–1866), Wesleyan Methodist minister and Semitic scholar, was born at Youngwoods, a farmhouse near Newport, Isle of Wight, on 24 February 1804. His father was a Methodist local preacher and had been urged by Wesley to enter the itinerant ministry, but refused. His mother was ...

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Findlay, Joseph John (1860–1940), educationist, was born on 6 September 1860 at Wesley Place, Barton upon Humber, Lincolnshire, the younger son of James Findlay, a Wesleyan minister, and his wife, Mary (née Hare). He was educated at Kingswood School, Bath, at Wadham College, Oxford...

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E. F. im Thurn

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

Fison, Lorimer (1832–1907), missionary and anthropologist, was born on 9 November 1832, the fourteenth son of Thomas Fison (1790–1846), miller and maltster, and Mary Matthew, daughter of John Gostling of Cotton [see Fison family]. After education at Sheffield he matriculated as a pensioner from ...

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Gardner, Alice (1854–1927), historian, was born on 26 April 1854 at Hackney, London, one of the six children of Thomas Gardner, stockbroker, and his wife, Ann, née Pearse. Educated privately at first, she went to Hannah Pipe's celebrated school at Laleham in 1869. Then in 1876, at twenty-two, she went up to ...

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Gray, Frances Ralph (1861–1935), headmistress, was born on 9 July 1861 at Roscrea, co. Tipperary, the daughter of James Gray, clerk to Roscrea board of guardians, and his wife, Sarah Meredith. In her autobiography, And Gladly Wolde he Lerne and Gladly Teche (1931), ...

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Mary Anne Everett Green (1818–1895) by George Pycock Green © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Green [née Wood], Mary Anne Everett (1818–1895), historian, was born on 19 July 1818 in Sheffield, the second of six children of the Revd Robert Wood (1787–1851), Wesleyan Methodist minister, and his wife, Sarah, née Bateson (1795–1866). The Woods descended from the ...

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Grose, Thomas Hodge (1845–1906), classicist and university administrator, born at Redruth in Cornwall on 9 November 1845, was the fourth son of James Grose, a Wesleyan minister. An elder brother, James, went to India in 1860 in the civil service, and died a member of council at ...

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Hannah, John (1818–1888), Church of England clergyman and schoolmaster, son of John Hannah (1792–1867) and his wife, Jane Caparn (d. 1870), was born at Lincoln on 16 July 1818. His father was a Wesleyan minister, who was twice president of the Wesleyan conference...

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Horne, Thomas Hartwell (1780–1862), biblical scholar and bibliographer, was born in Chancery Lane, London, on 20 October 1780, the son of William Horne, a barrister's clerk and the eldest of six. He was educated successively at a dame-school at Eversley, Hampshire, then at a boys' school in ...

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Horner, William George (1786–1837), mathematician and schoolteacher, was the son of William Horner (1746/7–1826), a native of Ireland who became an itinerant preacher in 1770. Brought to England by Wesley, the elder Horner officiated as a regular minister until 1819. Horner was educated from 1794 until 1800 at ...

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Hughes [married name Webb-Peploe], Frances Emily (1855–1927), principal of a women's university hall of residence, was born on 14 April 1855, one of the five children to survive infancy of John Hughes (1817–1897), surgeon, of Carmarthen, and his wife, Anne Phillips (...

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Hughes, John (1776–1843), Wesleyan Methodist minister and antiquary, the third child of William Hughes, a hatter, and his second wife, Elizabeth, daughter of John and Gwenllian Thomas and sister of John Thomas, vicar of Caerleon, was born on 18 May 1776 at Brecon...