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Laurence, Roger (1670–1736), nonjuror and bishop of the nonjuring Church of England, was born in London on 18 March 1670, the son of Roger Laurence, an armourer. Having been admitted on the royal mathematical foundation of Christ's Hospital, London, in April 1679, on the presentation of ...

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Lloyd, William (1636/7–1710), bishop of Norwich and nonjuror, was born at Bala, Merioneth, the son of Edward Lloyd (d. 1685?), rector of Llangower, Merioneth. He was educated at Ruthin School for two years under Mr Chaloner, and was admitted to St John's College, Cambridge...

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Sancroft, William (1617–1693), archbishop of Canterbury and nonjuror, was born at Fressingfield, Suffolk, on 30 January 1617, the second son of Francis Sandcroft (d. 1649) of Fressingfield and his first wife, Margaret, daughter and coheir of Thomas Butcher (or Boucher) of nearby ...

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William Sancroft (1617–1693) attrib. Bernard (I) Lens, c. 1650–55 by permission of the Master, Fellows, and Scholars of Emmanuel College in the University of Cambridge

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Turner, Francis (1637–1700), bishop of Ely, nonjuror, and Jacobite conspirator, was born on 23 August 1637, the eldest son of Thomas Turner (bap. 1592, d. 1672), chaplain to Charles I and dean of Canterbury, and his wife, Margaret (1607/8–1692), daughter of Charles's secretary of state, ...

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Francis Turner (1637–1700) by unknown artist, c. 1670 by permission of the Master and Fellows of St John's College, Cambridge

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White, Thomas (1628–1698), bishop of Peterborough and nonjuror, was born at Allington, Kent, the son of Peter White, who died shortly after Thomas's birth. Records of his university career record the family as of 'plebeian' rank; his mother may have been a kinswoman of a local gentry family, the ...

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Thomas White (1628–1698) by unknown artist, 1685–91 reproduced by kind permission of the Bishop of Peterborough; photograph: The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art