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Cobbold, Richard (1797–1877), novelist and Church of England clergyman, was born on 9 September 1797 at the manor house in St Margaret's parish, Ipswich, just opposite the church where he was baptized on 8 November. He was the twentieth of twenty-two children of ...

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Farrar, Frederic William (1831–1903), dean of Canterbury, novelist, and philologist, was born in the fort of Bombay on 7 August 1831, the second son of Revd Charles P. Farrar, then a chaplain with the Church Missionary Society, and his wife, Caroline Turner (...

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Hewlett, Joseph Thomas James (bap. 1800, d. 1847), novelist and Church of England clergyman, son of Joseph Hewlett and Frances Batchelor of the parish of St Pancras, London, where he was born, was baptized on 31 May 1800 at St Pancras Old Church, Pancras Road, London...

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Charles Kingsley (1819–1875) by Lowes Cato Dickinson, 1862 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Kingsley, Charles (1819–1875), novelist, Church of England clergyman, and controversialist, was born on 12 June 1819 at Holne vicarage, Devon, on the eastern edge of Dartmoor. He was the eldest of the six surviving children of Revd Charles Kingsley (1781–1860), then (briefly) curate of ...