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Firmin, Thomaslocked

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Firmin, Thomas (1632–1697), philanthropist, was born in Ipswich in June 1632. His father, Henry Firmin, a butcher, and his wife, Prudence, were both puritans and parishioners of the like-minded Samuel Ward, who, as town preacher, preached at St Mary-le-Tower three times weekly from 1605 to 1635, when he was silenced by ...

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