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Argall, John (b. in or before 1545, d. 1606), Church of England clergyman and logician, was born in London, the third son of Thomas Argall (1499/1500–1563), ecclesiastical official, and of Margaret (d. 1592), daughter of John Tallakarne or Talkerne of Cornwall. Near the end of ...

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Balguy, John (1686–1748), Church of England clergyman and moral philosopher, was born on 12 August 1686 at Sheffield, son of Thomas Balguy (c.1643–1696), master of the Sheffield Free School for over 30 years, and his wife, Sara Hathornwhite, whom he had married on 8 June 1682. He studied under his father, his father's successor (...

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Beconsall, Thomas (1663/4–1709), philosopher and Church of England clergyman, was the son of John Beconsall of Lemster, Cheshire. He matriculated, aged sixteen, on 30 March 1680, at Brasenose College, Oxford. He graduated BA in 1683, MA in 1686 (in which year he became a fellow), and BD in 1697. He was vicar of ...

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Carpenter, Nathanael (1589–1628), Church of England clergyman and philosopher, was born on 7 February 1589 at Northleigh, Devon, son of John Carpenter (d. 1621), the rector there, who was a Cornishman. After matriculating at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, on 7 June 1605, he was elected fellow of ...

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Colbatch, John (1665–1748), Church of England clergyman and university teacher, was the son of John Colbatch of Ludlow, Shropshire. He was educated at Westminster School, where he was made scholar in 1680, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was admitted as a pensioner in 1683. He graduated BA (1687), MA (1690), BD (1701), and DD (1706). He became a fellow of his college in 1689 and was ordained priest in 1691. In 1693 he was appointed chaplain to the British factory at ...

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Crakanthorpe, Richard (bap. 1568, d. 1624), Church of England clergyman and logician, was born at Little Strickland, Westmorland, and baptized on 25 January 1568 at Morland, the second son of John Crakanthorpe and Mabel Cowper. He matriculated at Queen's College, Oxford, on 13 December 1583, aged sixteen. According to ...

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Crosse, Robert (1604/5–1683), writer on philosophy and Church of England clergyman, was the son of William Crosse of Dunster, Somerset. He matriculated from Lincoln College, Oxford, as a commoner on 13 December 1622 aged seventeen. He graduated BA on 6 July 1625, was elected a fellow of his college in 1627, proceeded MA on 10 May 1628 and was ordained that year, and in 1637 became BD. ...

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Jackson, Henry (1585/6–1662), Church of England clergyman and literary editor, was born in St Mary's parish, Oxford, the son of Henry Jackson, mercer, and a kinsman of Anthony Wood. Jackson was admitted as scholar at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, on 1 December 1602, aged sixteen, graduated BA on 20 June 1605, proceeded MA on 18 March 1609, was elected a fellow in 1612, and proceeded BD on 18 June 1617....

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Lee, Henry (c. 1644–1713), philosopher and Church of England clergyman, was the son of William Lee, rector of Fletton, Huntingdonshire. Educated at Oundle School, he was admitted as a pensioner at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, on 4 July 1661, graduating BA (1665), MA (1668), and BD (1675). He was appointed a fellow by royal mandate in December 1667 and served as junior proctor in 1673–4. His degrees were incorporated at ...

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Norris, John (1657–1712), Church of England clergyman and philosopher, was born on 2 January 1657 at Collingbourne Kingston, Wiltshire, the third surviving child of John Norris (bap. 1614, d. 1682) and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1696). His father was vicar of ...

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Ritschel, Georg (1616–1683), Church of England clergyman and philosopher, was born, according to Anthony Wood, on 13 February 1616, the son of Georg Ritschel (1556–1616) and his wife, Gertrud, possibly members of the minor nobility, in Deutschkahn (Němacké Chvojno), in Lutheran, German-speaking northern Bohemia...

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Ross, Alexander (1591–1654), Church of England clergyman and writer on philosophy, was born on 1 January 1591 at Aberdeen. Nothing is known about his parentage or early childhood before he entered first the grammar school in Aberdeen and then one of the town's two universities. Most sources agree that he matriculated at ...

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Worthington, John (bap. 1618, d. 1671), Church of England clergyman, translator, and editor of philosophical works, was baptized at Manchester collegiate church on 8 February 1618, one of at least five children of the draper Roger Worthington (d. 1649) and his wife, ...

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Yates, John (d. 1657), Church of England clergyman and philosopher, was admitted as a sizar to Emmanuel College, Cambridge, at Easter 1604 and was subsequently elected a scholar. He graduated BA in 1608, and proceeded MA and became a fellow in 1611. In September that year he was appointed master of ...