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O'Bryan [formerly Bryant], Williamlocked

  • Clive D. Field


O'Bryan [formerly Bryant], William (1778–1868), founder of the Bible Christians (Bryanites), was born on 6 February 1778 at Gunwen Farm, Luxulyan, Cornwall, the second son (and third of four children) of William Bryant (1733–1796) and his wife, Thomasine, née Lawry, prosperous church Methodist farmers and tinners. The family claimed—probably mistakenly—descent from one of ...

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