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Allen, John [pseud. Junius junior] (d. 1783x8), Particular Baptist minister and writer, became minister in 1764 of the Particular Baptist church in Petticoat Lane, London, having previously preached at Salisbury. On settling in London he opened a linen draper's shop in Shoreditch...

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Angas, George Fife (1789–1879), promoter of the colonization of South Australia, was born on 1 May 1789 at Newcastle upon Tyne, the seventh child of Caleb Angas (1742–1831), coach maker and shipowner, and his second wife, Sarah Jameson, widowed daughter of John Lindsay...

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Angas, William Henry (1781–1832), mariner and missionary, was born in Newcastle upon Tyne on 6 October 1781, the son of Caleb Angas, a successful coach manufacturer, merchant, and shipowner. Angas was descended from a branch of the Scottish clan Angus, which had long since settled in ...

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Beddome, Benjamin (1717–1795), Particular Baptist minister and hymn writer, the son of John Beddome (d. 1757), Baptist minister, and Rachel Brandon, was born at Henley in Arden, Warwickshire, on 23 January 1717. He was baptized in 1739 at the Baptist church at ...

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Blackwood, Christopher (1607/8–1670), Particular Baptist minister, was born in August 1607 or 1608, in Yorkshire, the youngest son of William Blackwood. After matriculating at the age of thirteen from Pembroke College, Cambridge, at Easter 1621, he graduated BA in 1625. He was ordained a priest in the diocese of ...

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Booth, Abraham (1734–1806), Particular Baptist minister and author, was born at Blackwell, near Alfreton, Derbyshire, on 20 May 1734, the son of Robert Booth (bap. 1700) and Elizabeth Bradley. While an infant his parents moved to Annesley Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, where his father had taken a small farm as a tenant of the ...

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Burnham, Richard (bap. 1749, d. 1810), Particular Baptist minister and hymnodist, son of William and Ann Burnham, was baptized at the parish church, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, on 22 April 1749. Burnham later embraced Baptist views and joined the Particular Baptist church at Reading...

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C. W. Sutton

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Butterworth, John (1727–1803), Particular Baptist minister, was born on 13 December 1727, the eldest of five sons of Henry Butterworth, blacksmith, of Goodshaw, Rossendale, in Lancashire. Four of the five sons entered the Baptist ministry. Butterworth received his early education from David Crosley...

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Collins, Hercules (d. 1702), Particular Baptist minister, appears to have received little formal education. A keen interest in Christianity showed itself at an early age, which may indicate religious parentage. Beyond this, though, nothing is known about his parents. By the mid-1670s he may have been a member of ...

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Cox [Coxe], Benjamin (bap. 1595, d. in or after 1663?), Baptist preacher, was baptized at Benson, Oxfordshire, on 13 April 1595, the son of William Cox, a clergyman, and his wife, probably Elizabeth Younge. He matriculated from Christ Church, Oxford, on 29 April 1609, aged fourteen, graduated BA from ...

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Crosley, David (1669/70–1744), Particular Baptist minister, was born in Heptonstall, near Hebden Bridge, of unknown parentage. Initially worshipping with the presbyterians, he was brought up by a devout aunt, called Mitchell, in Barnoldswick. He did not readily sever ties with the presbyterians because as late as 1692, even after his baptism as a believer, he was still contemplating ordination among them....

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Delaune, Thomas (d. 1685), religious writer, was born at Brinny in co. Cork, Ireland. His parents were poor Roman Catholics who rented a farm from Major Edward Riggs, a wealthy Cromwellian soldier who had settled on a large estate about 7 miles from the town of ...

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Dutton [née Williams], Anne (1691x5–1765), writer and autobiographer, was born in Northampton of devout parents (in 1691/1692 according to her gravestone, in 1695 according to her memoirs). Reared in a religious climate of hyper-Calvinism, increasing missionary zeal, and heightened passion for religious liberty, ...

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Evans, Caleb (1737–1791), Particular Baptist minister and college head, was born on 12 November 1737 in Bristol, the first child of Hugh Evans (1712–1781), Particular Baptist minister and principal of the Bristol Baptist Academy, and his first wife, Sarah Browne (d. 1751)...

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Fawcett, John (1740–1817), Particular Baptist minister and theological writer, was born on 6 January 1740 at Lidget Green, near Bradford, the son of Stephen Fawcett (c.1702–c.1751), who died of a fever in his fiftieth year, leaving a widow and a numerous family. ...

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Foskett, Bernard (1685–1758), Particular Baptist minister and college head, was born in North Crawley, Buckinghamshire, on 10 March 1685, the son of William Foskett, the local justice of the peace. Educated at home, he subsequently trained in London to be a physician. It was in ...

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Fox, William (1736–1826), founder of the Sunday School Society, was born at Clapton, Gloucestershire, on 14 February 1736, the youngest of the eight children of a tenant farmer on the Clapton Manor estate (d. 1738/9) previously identified as J. or James Fox...

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Francis, Enoch (1689–1740), Particular Baptist minister, the son of Francis David Francis, was born at Pantyllaethdy on the Teifi, between Llanllwni and Llanybydder. He began to preach in 1707 at Llanllwni. The date of his ordination is not known, but it was before 1721, as he was invited to preach at the ...

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Gill, John (1697–1771), Particular Baptist minister and theologian, was born of poor parents, Edward Gill, a woollen merchant, and Elizabeth Walker, at Kettering, Northamptonshire, on 23 November 1697. He spent a very short time at Kettering grammar school, and his formal education ended at the age of eleven. Soon after his baptism on 1 November 1716, ...