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Brady, Nicholas (1659–1726), poet and Church of England clergyman, was born at Bandon, co. Cork, on 28 October 1659. He was the great-grandson of Hugh Brady, first protestant bishop of Meath, and son of Major Nicholas Brady (fl. 1641–1687), a protestant Irish army officer, and his wife, ...

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Cartwright, William (1611–1643), poet, playwright, and Church of England clergyman, was born in December 1611 at Northway, Gloucestershire, and baptized there on 26 December, the first of two children of William Cartwright and his first wife, Dorothy (d. 1620), daughter of Rowland Coles...

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Crabbe, George (1754–1832), poet and Church of England clergyman, was born on 24 December 1754 in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, the first of six children of George Crabbe (1733–1786), collector of salt duties, and his wife, Mary Lodwick (1725–1780), widow of a publican. Before settling in ...

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Croxall, Samuel (1688/9–1752), poet and Church of England clergyman, was baptized on 4 February 1689 at Walton-on-Thames, Surrey; his parents were Samuel Croxall (1655/6–1730), rector of Hanworth, Middlesex, and vicar of Walton-on-Thames, and Elizabeth, née Humfrey. The younger Samuel was the fourth of eleven children, four of whom died in infancy. He was educated at ...

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Donne, John (1572–1631), poet and Church of England clergyman, was born between 24 January and 19 June 1572 at his father's house in Bread Street, London, the third of six known children of John Donne (c.1535–1576), warden of the Ironmongers' Company...

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Herbert, George (1593–1633), Church of England clergyman and poet, was born on 3 April 1593 at Montgomery, seventh of the ten children of Richard Herbert (d. 1596) and his wife, Magdalen or Magdalene Newport (d. 1627). Herbert was (as his early biographer, ...

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Keble, John (1792–1866), Church of England clergyman and poet, was born at Fairford, Gloucestershire, on 25 April 1792. The Kebles had deep roots in the countryside on the eastern side of the Cotswolds. Keble's father, also John (1745–1834), was vicar of Coln St Aldwyn...

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Kennedy, Geoffrey Anketell Studdert (1883–1929), Church of England clergyman and poet, was born on 27 June 1883 in Leeds, the seventh child in the family of seven sons and two daughters of the Revd William Studdert Kennedy, vicar of St Mary's, Quarry Hill, Leeds...

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Montgomery [formerly Gomery], Robert (1807–1855), poet and Church of England clergyman, was born at Bath, the illegitimate son of Robert Gomery (d. 1853), who was at that time resident clown at the Bath theatre, but who also performed at the Haymarket...

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Moultrie, John (1799–1874), Church of England clergyman and poet, was born on 31 December 1799 at Great Portland Street, London (his maternal grandmother's home), the eldest of five sons and two daughters of George Moultrie (1772–1845), rector of Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire, and his wife, ...

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Thomas, Ronald Stuart (1913–2000), poet and Church in Wales clergyman, was born at 5 Newfoundland Road, Gabalfa, Llandaff, Cardiff, on 29 March 1913, the only son of Thomas Hubert Thomas (d. 1965), merchant seaman, and Margaret, née Davies. From the age of five he lived in ...

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Wesley, Samuel (bap. 1662, d. 1735), Church of England clergyman and poet, was baptized on 17 December 1662 in Winterborne Whitechurch, Dorset, probably the third of at least four children of the Revd John Westley (1635/6–1671), vicar of Winterborne Whitechurch until his ejection, in 1662, under the ...