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Alford, Henry (1810–1871), dean of Canterbury and biblical scholar, was born at 25 Alfred Place, Bedford Square, London, on 10 October 1810, the son of the Revd Henry Alford (1782–1852), an evangelical and the son and grandson of evangelical clergy, and his first wife, ...

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Baxter, Richard (1615–1691), ejected minister and religious writer, was born in the village of Rowton, Shropshire, on 12 November 1615, the son of Richard Baxter (d. 1663) of Eaton Constantine, Shropshire, and his wife, Beatrice Adeney (d. 1635). He was baptized in the parish church at ...

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Becon, Thomas (1512/13–1567), theologian and Church of England clergyman, was born in Norfolk, near Thetford, in 1512 or 1513 to unknown parents.

Becon entered Cambridge in 1527, when the university was home to such future reformers as ...

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Bernard, Richard (bap. 1568, d. 1642), Church of England clergyman and religious writer, was baptized on 30 April 1568 at Epworth, Lincolnshire, the son of John Bernard (d. 1592) and his third wife, Anne Wright. Encouraged by Isabel and Frances Wray, two daughters of ...

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Byfield, Nicholas (1578/9–1622), Church of England clergyman and religious writer, was born in Warwickshire, the son of Richard Byfield, who later became vicar of Stratford upon Avon, and his first wife; Richard Byfield (bap. 1598, d. 1664) was his half-brother. In the Lent term of 1596, aged seventeen, he entered ...

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Cook, Frederick Charles (1804–1889), clergyman and biblical scholar, was born on 1 December 1804 at Millbrook, near Southampton, Hampshire, the son of William Cook. He was admitted as a sizar at St John's College, Cambridge, on 8 July 1824, and as a foundress scholar on 8 November 1825. In 1828 he took a first-class award in the classical tripos, and he graduated BA in 1831 and MA in 1844. He also studied under ...

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Dodsworth, William (1798–1861), Tractarian clergyman and Roman Catholic writer, was born on 19 March 1798 at Kirk Ella, Yorkshire, the third son of wealthy Hull timber merchant, John Dodsworth (1765–1818), and his wife, Harriet Haydon (d. 1837). He was educated at Richmond School, Yorkshire...

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Featley [Fairclough], Daniel (1582–1645), Church of England clergyman and religious controversialist, was born on 5 March 1582 in Charlton-on-Otmoor, Oxfordshire, the second of the five children of John Fairclough and his wife, Marian Thrift. On 27 June 1590 he was admitted as a chorister of ...

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Green, Vivian Hubert Howard (1915–2005), Church of England clergyman, historian, and college head, was born on 18 November 1915 at 101 Thurlby Road, Wembley, Middlesex, the only child of Hubert James Green, law stationer's clerk, and son of a Hampstead master tailor, and his wife, ...

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Hickeringill, Edmund (bap. 1631, d. 1708), Church of England clergyman and religious controversialist, was born in Aberford (near Leeds) where he was baptized on 19 September 1631. His father, Edmund Hickhorngill, the subject of a public proclamation in 1638 for absenting himself from church, was a recusant and the favoured servant of the papist ...

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Higgins, Francis (1669/70–1728), Church of Ireland clergyman and religious controversialist, was one of at least eleven children of Robert Higgins, a Limerick apothecary. Although, according to Higgins, the family's 'little fortune' was 'ruined' in the Williamite wars his brother John (also an apothecary) eventually became an alderman of the city. After education at ...

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Jones, William [known as William Jones of Nayland] (1726–1800), Church of England clergyman and religious controversialist, was born at Lowick, Northamptonshire, on 30 July 1726, the son of Morgan Jones and his wife, Sarah Lettin. That he was descended on his father's side from the regicide ...

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Kingsley, Charles (1819–1875), novelist, Church of England clergyman, and controversialist, was born on 12 June 1819 at Holne vicarage, Devon, on the eastern edge of Dartmoor. He was the eldest of the six surviving children of Revd Charles Kingsley (1781–1860), then (briefly) curate of ...

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Knox, Wilfred Lawrence (1886–1950), Church of England clergyman and theologian, was born on 21 May 1886 in Kibworth, Leicestershire, the third son and fourth of the six children of Edmund Arbuthnott Knox (1847–1937), suffragan bishop of Coventry and subsequently bishop of Manchester, and his wife, ...

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Liddon, Henry Parry (1829–1890), Church of England clergyman and theologian, was born on 20 August 1829 at North Stoneham, Hampshire. He was the eldest son and second of the ten children of Matthew Liddon (1791–1869) and his wife, Ann (d. 1849), daughter of ...

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Mansel, Henry Longueville (1820–1871), dean of St Paul's and theologian, was born on 6 October 1820 at Cosgrove, Northamptonshire, where his father, also called Henry Longueville (1783–1835), was rector of the parish. His mother, Maria Margaret Longueville, was the daughter of Admiral Sir Robert Moorsom...

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Matthews, Walter Robert (1881–1973), dean of St Paul's and theologian, was born on 22 September 1881 in Camberwell, London, the eldest of four children (three boys and a girl) of Philip Walter Matthews, a banker, and his wife, Sophia Alice Self. After being educated at ...

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Maurice, (John) Frederick Denison (1805–1872), Church of England clergyman and theologian, was born at Normanton, near Lowestoft, on 29 August 1805, the fifth child and only son of Michael Maurice and his wife, Priscilla, née Hurry, daughter of a Yarmouth merchant. Michael Maurice...

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Nicholls, David Gwyn (1936–1996), Church of England clergyman and theologian, was born on 3 June 1936 at Woking, Surrey, the only son of Edward Glyndwr Nicholls (1901–1976), local government officer, and his wife, Muriel (Mimi) Gwenllian, née Price (1900–1970), a telephone operator. His parents were both Welsh. He was baptized at ...

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Pusey, Edward Bouverie (1800–1882), Church of England clergyman and theologian, was the second child of Philip Pusey (1746–1828), landowner, the youngest son of Jacob Bouverie, first Viscount Folkestone, who took the name Pusey when he inherited extensive property at Pusey, a small village in ...