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Annesley, Samuel (bap. 1620, d. 1696), clergyman and ejected minister, was born at Haseley, Warwickshire, and baptized there on 26 March 1620, the son of John (d. in or after 1629) and Judith Annesley (variously also Aneley, Anneley, and Annesly) of that parish. He went to school there and at ...

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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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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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Burton, Hezekiah (bap. 1632, d. 1681), Church of England clergyman, was baptized in the village of Sutton-cum-Lound, Nottinghamshire, on 23 April 1632, the son of Hezekiah Burton, a clergyman, and his wife, Anne. He attended school in Sutton-cum-Lound before being admitted to Magdalene College, Cambridge...

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Byfield, Adoniram (d. 1658x60), Church of England clergyman, was the third child of Nicholas Byfield (1578/9–1622), preacher in Chester, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1623). He matriculated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, in 1620, graduated in 1624, and was ordained deacon and priest at ...

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Calamy, Edmund (1600–1666), clergyman and ejected minister, was born in 1600 and baptized on 24 February at St Thomas the Apostle, London, the only son of George Calamy, tradesman and citizen of Walbrook, London, who came from Guernsey, and whose family tradition held that he was an exiled Huguenot from ...

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Caryl, Joseph (1602–1673), clergyman and ejected minister, was born in London in November 1602 'of genteel parents', was attending Merchant Taylors' School in 1620, and matriculated in 1621 as a commoner from Exeter College, Oxford, where 'he became in a short time a noted disputant' (...

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Case, Thomas (bap. 1598, d. 1682), clergyman and ejected minister, was born in Boxley in Kent, the son of George Case, vicar of Boxley, and baptized there on 20 August 1598. Having attended school in Canterbury and then at Merchant Taylors', he entered ...

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Clarke, Samuel (1599–1682), clergyman, ejected minister, and biographer, was born on 10 October 1599 at Wolston, Warwickshire, the son of Hugh Clarke (d. 1634), the vicar there, and Alice Wilson of Coventry. Hugh Clarke, whom Samuel later described as 'a godly, able, faithful and painful Minister' (...

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Disney, John (1677–1730), Church of England clergyman and moral reformer, was born at Lincoln on 26 December 1677, the son of Daniel Disney (1656–1734) of Swinderbury and his wife, Catherine Fynes (d. 1690). None of his four brothers and four sisters survived childhood. He was educated at grammar school and at a dissenting academy in ...

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Doolittle, Thomas (1630/1633?–1707), clergyman and ejected minister, was born in Kidderminster, Worcestershire. The evidence as to his date of birth and parentage is confusing, and he could be one of two Thomas Doolittles baptized in Kidderminster: he may be the son of ...

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Fairclough, Samuel (1594–1677), clergyman and ejected minister, was born on 29 April 1594 at Haverhill, Suffolk, the youngest of four sons of Laurence Fairclough (d. 1603), vicar of Haverhill, and his wife, Mary, daughter of John Cole, the 'chief lord' of that town (...

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Gouge, Thomas (1605–1681), clergyman and ejected minister, was born on 19 September 1605 at Stratford-le-Bow, Middlesex, the eldest son of William Gouge (1575–1653), minister, and his wife, Elizabeth Calton, or Caulton (1586/7–1625), the orphan daughter of a mercer. After studying at Eton College...

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Henry, Philip (1631–1696), clergyman and ejected minister, was born on 24 August 1631 at Whitehall, Westminster, the fourth of the eight children of John Henry (1590–1652), keeper of the orchard at Whitehall and later page of the back stairs to James, duke of York...

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Jacombe, Thomas (1623/4–1687), clergyman and ejected minister, the son of John Jacombe of Burton Lazars, Leicestershire, attended the free school at Melton Mowbray and Newark grammar school. In 1640 he matriculated at Magdalen Hall, Oxford, aged sixteen. Two years later, perhaps as a consequence of the outbreak of civil war, he moved to ...

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Love, Christopher (1618–1651), clergyman, born in Cardiff, Glamorgan, was the youngest son of parents 'of the middle sized people, who had neither poverty nor riches' (DWL, MS 38.34, pp. 278–9). In his youth Love was brought up to play cards in the houses of local gentlemen, but he was converted to evangelical Christianity in 1633 when he heard ...

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Meade [Mead], Matthew (1628/9–1699), clergyman and ejected minister, was born at Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, the second son of Richard Meade of Mursley, Buckinghamshire, and his wife, Joane. After studying at Eton College (1645–8), he was elected a scholar at King's College, Cambridge, where he was admitted as a fellow on 6 August 1649. He resigned on 6 June 1651, possibly to avoid expulsion for refusing to take the engagement to the Commonwealth. Between 1653 and 1657 he was involved in a dispute over the rectory of ...

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Newcome, Henry (bap. 1627, d. 1695), clergyman and ejected minister, was born in Caldecot in Huntingdonshire and baptized there on 27 November 1627, the fourth of the seven sons and one daughter of Stephen Newcome, the vicar of Caldecot, and his wife, Rose Williamson...