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Blackadder, Adam (b. 1659, d. in or after 1696), merchant and writer on covenanting, was probably born in the parish of Troqueer, near Dumfries, the second son of John Blackadder (1615/1623?–1686), the minister there, and his wife, Janet Haining (d. 1688). Among his brothers were ...

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Cooper, William (bap. 1639, d. 1689), bookseller and writer on the occult sciences, was born in Leicester, the son of John Cooper and his wife, Elizabeth. He was baptized on 5 June 1639 at the parish church of St Martin in Leicester. Following his father's death, ...

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Ezekiel, Solomon (1781–1867), tinsmith and writer on Jewish matters, was born at Newton Abbot, Devon, on 7 June 1781, probably the grandson of Abraham Ezekiel (d. 1799), a silversmith who had come from the Rhineland about 1745 and settled in Exeter, where he had founded a synagogue in 1763–4. ...

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Ferrar, Nicholas (1593–1637), religious writer and administrator, was born in the city of London on 22 February 1593 and was baptized on 28 February at St Mary's, Stayning Lane. He was the fifth of six surviving children of Nicholas Ferrar (1544/5–1620), a successful merchant adventurer and master of the ...

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Furly, Benjamin (1636–1714), merchant and religious writer, was born on 13 April 1636 at Colchester, Essex, the fifth son of a linen draper, John Furly (c.1590–1673), later alderman and mayor of Colchester, and his wife, Ann. He was admitted to Colchester School...

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Ronald Bayne

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Hill, Robert (1699–1777), tailor and religious writer, was born on 11 January 1699 at Miswell, Hertfordshire, the son of poor parents, Robert Hill and Phoebe, née Clark. His father died within a year of his birth and about five years later his mother married ...

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Moor, Thomas (b. 1648/9, d. in or after 1713), religious controversialist and barber, was born to unknown parents, and brought up by his grandfather, who wanted him to be a lawyer, and sent him to Abingdon School, Berkshire. Moor wanted to be a barber, and he was apprenticed to his uncle by marriage, a barber in ...

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Stevens, William (1732–1807), hosier and religious writer, was born on 2 March 1732 in the parish of St Saviour's, Southwark, son of a tradesman of Southwark named Stevens (d. c.1733), and his wife, who was a sister of the Revd Samuel Horne...

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Alexander Gordon

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Sturch, William (1753–1838), ironmonger and theological writer, was born at Newport, Isle of Wight, on 9 February 1753, the son of John Sturch (d. 1794), General Baptist minister of the Pyle Street congregation in Newport, and his wife, Mary. His great-grandfather William Sturch (...