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Ellis, William Webb (1806–1872), Church of England clergyman and supposed originator of rugby, was born in Salford, Lancashire, on 24 November 1806, the younger of two sons of James Ellis (d. 1812), soldier, who had married Ann Webb at St Peter's, Exeter...

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Russell, John [Jack] [called the Sporting Parson] (1795–1883), Church of England clergyman and sportsman, was born on 21 December 1795 at Dartmouth, Devon, the eldest son of John Russell (1760–1847), rector of South Hill, near Callington, Cornwall, and later of Iddesleigh, Devon...