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Blomberg, William Nicolas (1702/3–1750), biographer and Church of England clergyman, was the son of Charles John, Baron Blomberg, a nobleman of the duchy of Courland resident in the parish of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of the physician Edmund Dickinson...

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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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Samuel Clarke (1599–1682) by Thomas Cross, 1649 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Clogie, Alexander (1614–1698), Church of England clergyman and biographer, was born in Scotland and may have attended Trinity College, Dublin. He was admitted to holy orders by Bishop William Bedell of Kilmore in 1636 and collated to the vicarage of Dyne, co. Cavan...

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Gumble, Thomas (bap. 1626, d. 1676), Church of England clergyman and biographer, was baptized on 22 November 1626 at St Stephen, Norwich, a younger son of John Gumble of that parish. Having attended Norwich School, he was admitted as a sizar to Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge...

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Latymer [Latimer], William (1498/9–1583), dean of Peterborough and biographer of Anne Boleyn, was the second son of William Latymer, a gentleman of Freston, Suffolk, and Anne Bokinge. He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, reading canon law and arts and graduating MA in 1536. He has occasionally been confused both with ...

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Lorrain, Paul (d. 1719), Church of England clergyman and criminal biographer, was a Huguenot immigrant to England. Neither the names of his parents nor the details of his education are known, but in 1681 his employer, Samuel Pepys, recorded that, 'his whole family, both by father and mother, are known protestants in ...

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Robertson, James Craigie (1813–1882), Church of England clergyman and biographer, was born at Aberdeen on 23 January 1813, the son of Peter Robertson, a merchant, who was a Presbyterian, and his wife, Ann, née Craigie, whose family was Episcopalian. He studied for a time at ...

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Wills, James (1790–1868), poet, Church of Ireland clergyman, and biographer, was born on 1 January 1790, the younger son of Thomas Wills of Willsgrove, co. Roscommon, a country gentleman heir to an Irish family originally from Cornwall, and his second wife, a daughter of ...

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Zouch, Thomas (1737–1815), biographer and Church of England clergyman, was born in the rectory at Sandal Magna, near Wakefield, Yorkshire, on 12 September 1737, the second son of Charles Zouch (d. 1754), vicar of Sandal Magna, and his wife, Dorothy (1695/6–1760), daughter of ...