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Buckminster [Buckmaster], Thomas (1531/2–1599), Church of England clergyman and almanac writer, was vicar of Twickenham from 1562 to 1563, then rector at All Hallows-the-Great, London, 1564–72, and rector at St Mary Woolnoth from 1572 until his death. He is sometimes supposed to have been a relative of ...

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Cooper [Cowper], Thomas (b. 1569/70, d. in or after 1626), Church of England clergyman and writer on witchcraft, was born in London and attended Westminster School, apparently with help from the Fishmongers' and Skinners' companies. On 17 December 1586, aged sixteen, he matriculated as a queen's scholar from ...

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Krabtree [Crabtree], Henry (1642/3?c. 1693), astrologer and Church of England clergyman, may be the Henry Crabtree born in Norland or Sowerby, in the parish of Halifax, who was admitted sizar at Christ's College, Cambridge, early in 1664, aged twenty-one. He acted as a curate of ...

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Richard Napier (1559–1634) by unknown artist, c. 1630 Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Napier, Richard (1559–1634), astrological physician and Church of England clergyman, was born in Exeter on 4 May 1559, the third son of Alexander Napier and his wife, Ann (Agnes) Burchley. Napier's family pedigree involved direct descent from the Scottish Napiers, lairds of Merchiston...

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Owen, George Vale (1869–1931), Church of England clergyman and spiritualist writer, was born at 82 Lady Wood Lane, Birmingham, on 26 June 1869, the eldest son of George Owen, chemist, and his wife, Emma Bradley, née Redding (1845/6–1909). The family moved to Soho Road, Handsworth...