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Allchin, Arthur Macdonald [Donald] (1930–2010), Church of England clergyman and theologian, was born at 48 Birch Grove, Acton, London, on 20 April 1930, the third son and youngest of four surviving children of Frank Macdonald Allchin (1891–1977), physician, and his wife, Louise Maude, ...

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Anderson, Anthony (d. 1593), Church of England clergyman and theological writer, is said by Tanner to have been born in Lancashire. Between 1560 and 1569 he was the archdeacon of Leicester's commissary, and in the latter year investigated the case of one Agnes Bowker...

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Baelz, Peter Richard (1923–2000), theologian and Church of England clergyman, was born on 27 July 1923 at Ivybank, Queen's Road, Forest Hill, London. His German Lutheran parents, Eberhard Friedrich Wolfgang Baelz, export merchant, and Adine Elsie Dora Focke, sent him to Dulwich College...

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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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Bate, Julius (1710–1771), Church of England clergyman and theological writer, was born and baptized on 13 March 1710 at Boughton Malherbe, Kent, the twin brother of John Bate and one of ten children of the Revd Richard Bate (c.1674–1737), rector of ...

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Becon, Thomas (1512/13–1567), theologian and Church of England clergyman, was born in Norfolk, near Thetford, in 1512 or 1513 to unknown parents.

Becon entered Cambridge in 1527, when the university was home to such future reformers as ...

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Benefield [Benfield], Sebastian (1568/9–1630), Church of England clergyman and divine, was born at Prestbury, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, and went to school in Cheltenham. His long career at Oxford began when he was admitted scholar of Corpus Christi College on 30 August 1586, aged seventeen. He graduated BA in 1589 (25 June), became a probationer fellow on 16 April 1590, and proceeded MA in 1593 (3 April). Following ordination he was licensed to preach, becoming a well-known and frequent preacher; one of his earliest publications was a sermon at the university church (24 March 1610), commemorating the accession of ...

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Benson, Richard Meux (1824–1915), Church of England clergyman and theologian, was born on 6 July 1824 at Bolton House, Russell Square, London, the second son of Thomas Starling Benson (1775–1858) and his third wife, Elizabeth (d. 1859), only child of Richard Meux...

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Berrow, Capel (1715–1782), Church of England clergyman and theological writer, was born on 27 September 1715 and baptized on 4 October at Northill, Bedfordshire, the third of nine children of Capel Berrow (1673/4–1751), curate of Northill and chaplain to the first Earl Cowper...

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Birks, Thomas Rawson (1810–1883), Church of England clergyman and theologian, was born on 28 September 1810 at Staveley, Derbyshire, the younger son of Thomas Birks, a tenant farmer of the duke of Devonshire. The family were Baptists, and after first attending the village school and then a boarding-school in ...

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Blunt, John James (1794–1855), Church of England clergyman and theological writer, was born at Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, in 1794 and baptized on 29 June, the son of the Revd John Blunt (1765/6–1843), master of the local grammar school. No details are known of his mother. He was educated by his father, a former fellow of ...

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Bradock [Braddocke], John (1655/6–1719), Church of England clergyman and theological author, was born in Shropshire; his parents' names are not known. On 6 May 1671 he was admitted as a pensioner to St Catharine's College, Cambridge. Having matriculated in 1673 he graduated BA in 1675, proceeded MA in 1678, and held a fellowship from 1680 until 1688. In 1687 the university vice-chancellor sent him, together with ...

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Brevint, Daniel (bap. 1616, d. 1695), dean of Lincoln and theologian, was baptized on 11 May 1616 in the parish of St John's on the island of Jersey, the son of Daniel Brevint (1573–1651) and Elisabeth Le Sebirel (d. 1631). He was the third consecutive protestant clergyman in his family. His grandfather, ...

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Brocklesby, Richard (1634/5–1714), theologian and nonjuring Church of England clergyman, was born at Tealby, Lincolnshire, the son of George Brocklesby, yeoman. After attending Caistor grammar school Brocklesby entered Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, as a sizar on 19 October 1652, aged seventeen, graduating BA in 1657 and MA in 1660. He became rector of ...

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Bunny, Edmund (1540–1618), Church of England clergyman and theological writer, was born on 15 March 1540 at The Vache, near Chalfont St Giles in Buckinghamshire, the home of his maternal grandfather, Edward Restwold. He was the eldest son of Richard Bunny of Bunny Hall...

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Bunny, Francis (1543–1617), Church of England clergyman and theologian, was born on 8 May 1543 at The Vache, near Chalfont St Giles in Buckinghamshire, the home of his maternal grandfather, Edward Restwold. He was the third son of Richard Bunny of Bunny Hall, Wakefield, Yorkshire...

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Burn, Edward (1762–1837), Church of England clergyman and theological writer, was born on 29 November 1762, the son of Charles Burn of Killyleagh, co. Down. He was educated for the ministry at the countess of Huntingdon's college at Trefeca, and, after taking orders and obtaining a ...

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Burton, Charles (1793–1866), Church of England clergyman and theologian, was born on 18 January 1793 at Rhodes Hall, Middleton, Lancashire, the youngest of five sons of Daniel Burton, founder of a substantial calico-printing business and a prominent Wesleyan Methodist, and his wife, Esther...