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Baro, Peter (1534–1599), Reformed minister and religious controversialist, was born at Étampes (Seine-et-Oise), France, the son of Étienne Baron and his wife, Philippe Petit; in his autobiographical notes Peter says he was one of many children, first mentioning brothers Jean and Florent, so he was perhaps the third to survive. The family is believed to have belonged to the rich ...

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Bickersteth, Edward (1786–1850), Church of England clergyman and evangelical leader, was born in Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland, on 19 March 1786, the fourth of the five sons and seven children of Henry Bickersteth, a doctor, and his wife, Elizabeth Batty. Henry Bickersteth (1783–1851), later master of the rolls and ...

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Edward Bickersteth (1786–1850) by Samuel William Reynolds senior, pubd 1826 (after Alexander Mosses) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Alexander Alfred Boddy (1854–1930) by A & G Taylor Revival Library

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Boddy, Alexander Alfred (1854–1930), Church of England clergyman and leader of the Pentecostal movement, was born at Sidney Place, York Street, Cheetham, Manchester, on 15 November 1854, the third son of James Alfred Boddy (c.1809–1881), rector of St Thomas's, Cheetham, and his wife, ...

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Carlile, Wilson (1847–1942), founder of the Church Army, was born on 14 January 1847 at Brixton, the eldest of the twelve children of Edward Carlile, a merchant in the City of London, where his father had settled, and whose forebears had for some generations been prominent in the civic and business life of ...

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Wilson Carlile (1847–1942) by Lafayette, 1928 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cottisford [Cottesforde], Thomas (d. 1555), clergyman and evangelical reformer, was born at Winchester and studied at both Oxford and Cambridge. In his 'Epistle to an Englyshe Marchaunt' of Winchester, written from Marian exile, he thanked the addressee for his gifts 'whan I was a student at ...

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Dering, Edward (c. 1540–1576), Church of England clergyman and evangelical preacher, was the third son of John Dering of Surrenden Dering, Kent, and of Margaret, daughter of John Brent of Charing in the same county.

The Derings were an ancient family, predating the conquest. The seventeenth-century MP and antiquary ...

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W. P. Courtney

revised by Dorothy Eugenia Sherman Brown

Eyre, John (1754–1803), evangelical and Church of England clergyman, was born in January 1754 in Bodmin, Cornwall, the son of John Eyre, who was in business, and his wife, Grace White. He was baptized on 25 February. Eyre was educated in classics by the ...

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Garbett, Edward (1817–1887), Church of England clergyman, journalist, and evangelical apologist, was born at Hereford on 10 December 1817, the sixth son of James Garbett (1775–1857), prebendary of Hereford Cathedral, and brother of James Garbett (1802–1879), archdeacon of Chichester. He was educated at ...

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Overton, John (1763–1838), Church of England clergyman and evangelical apologist, was born at Monk Fryston in Yorkshire, where his father, George Overton, was a small landed proprietor. He belonged to an ancient Yorkshire family which early in the fourteenth century settled at Easington Hall...

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Patten, (Alfred) Hope (1885–1958), Church of England clergyman and restorer of the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, was born at the Town Brewery, Sidmouth, Devon, on 17 November 1885, the only child of Alfred Patten, an indigent gentleman, and Mary Sadler, his wife. ...

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Hanmer William Webb- Peploe (1837–1923) by George Charles Beresford © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Peploe, Hanmer William Webb- (1837–1923), Church of England clergyman and evangelical, was born on 1 October 1837 at Weobley, Herefordshire, the third son of the Revd John Birch Webb (d. 1869), vicar of Weobley and King's Pyon, and his wife, Annie (1805–1880)...

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Piercy [Percy], William (bap. 1744, d. 1819), Church of England clergyman and evangelist in the United States of America, was probably born at Sow, near Coventry, Warwickshire (not Bedworth, as often stated, much less Bedford, as given on a contemporary memorial at Charles Town, South Carolina...

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Romaine, William (1714–1795), Church of England clergyman and evangelical preacher, was born on 25 September 1714 at Hartlepool, co. Durham, and baptized on 30 September at St Hilda's, Hartlepool, the second son of William Romaine (c.1662–1757), a successful Huguenot corn merchant who had fled to ...

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Rose, Thomas (b. 1499/1500, d. in or after 1576), evangelical reformer and Church of England clergyman, was a native of Exmouth, Devon. Much of what is known about him is recorded only by John Foxe. Priested in Devon, Rose was brought to Polstead, Suffolk...

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Seton, Alexander (d. 1542), Dominican friar and evangelical reformer, was unusual among Scottish Dominicans in having noble parentage, being the son of Sir Alexander Seton of Touch and Tullibody and Elizabeth Erskine, daughter of Thomas, earl of Mar. He was not so unusual in his education, being recorded in the university rolls of ...

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Snape, Edmund (c. 1565–1608), Church of England clergyman and evangelical preacher, is of obscure origins and little is known about his early life. His age was given as about forty in the consistory court of Exeter in 1605, and his father's name is recorded as ...