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Thompson Cooper

revised by Anne Pimlott Baker

Miller, Josiah (1832–1880), biographer, was born on 8 April 1832 at Putney, Surrey, the son of the Revd Edward Miller. When he was thirteen he was articled to an engineering surveyor at Westminster, but gave up his articles to enter Highbury College, where he studied for the Congregational ministry. He graduated BA with first-class honours in 1853 and MA in 1855 at ...


Alexander Gordon

revised by S. J. Skedd

Palmer, Samuel (1741–1813), Independent minister and memorialist, was born on 26 March 1741 at Bedford and baptized on 5 April at St Paul's in the town, the son of John and Anna Palmer. He was educated at Bedford grammar school and studied for the ministry from 1756 to 1762 at ...


W. G. D. Fletcher

revised by K. D. Reynolds

Williams, Sir John Bickerton (1792–1855), nonconformist memorialist, son of William Williams of Broseley, Shropshire, and his wife, Hannah, daughter of John Bickerton, was born on 4 March 1792 at Sandford Hall, West Felton, Shropshire; he was a collateral relative of the family of the seventeenth-century nonconformist divines ...