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Adams, William (1706–1789), Church of England clergyman and college head, was born at Shrewsbury on 17 August 1706, the son of John Adams, mayor of Shrewsbury in 1726, and his wife, Elizabeth Jorden. Adams entered Pembroke College, Oxford, on 6 August 1720, graduated MA in 1727, became fellow of his college and, in 1734, tutor in place of ...

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Ashwell, Arthur Rawson (1824–1879), Church of England clergyman and college head, was born at Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, on 9 December 1824, the son of James Ashwell, civil engineer and resident director of the Luxembourg Railway, and his wife, Susan, née Rawson. In 1843 he entered ...

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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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Ralph Bathurst (1619/2020–1704) by David Loggan © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bathurst, Ralph (1619/20–1704), dean of Wells and college head, was born at Hothorpe, Northamptonshire, the fifth of thirteen sons and four daughters of George Bathurst (c.1579–1656) and his wife, Elizabeth Villiers. He was educated at Coventry Free School, and matriculated at ...

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Baylie, Richard (1585/6?–1667), college head and dean of Salisbury, was the son of Richard Baylie (d. 1587) of Lichfield, Staffordshire, and Anne Quiney of Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, sister of William Shakespeare's friend Richard Quiney. After his father's death his mother married ...

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Bentham, Edward (1707–1776), Church of England clergyman and natural philosopher, fifth son of the Revd Samuel Bentham (c.1681–1733), a minor canon of Ely, and his wife, Philippa Willen (c.1681–1747), was born in the college at Ely on 23 July 1707, and baptized in the cathedral on 21 August 1707. After singing as a chorister at ...

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Samuel Bolton (1605/66–1654) by William Faithorne the elder, pubd 1657 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bolton, Samuel (1605/6–1654), Church of England clergyman and college head, was the son of William Bolton of Lancashire. Educated at Manchester School, he matriculated as a pensioner at Christ's College in 1625, graduated BA in 1629, and proceeded MA in 1632. In 1633 he married ...

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Alfred Cochrane

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Boyd, Henry (1831–1922), Church of England clergyman and college head, the third son of William Clark Boyd, of Hackney, Middlesex, and his wife, Mary, daughter of William Steinmetz, was born in Holborn, London, on 26 February 1831. Educated at Hackney School, he went as a commoner to ...

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T. F. Henderson

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Castle, Edmund (1698–1750), college head and dean of Hereford, was born on 14 September 1698 at Newington, near Hythe, Kent, where he was baptized on 18 September. His parents were Edmund Castle and Ann Gibbs, who had married on 14 April 1696; he had at least two brothers, ...

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Chevallier, Temple (1794–1873), Church of England clergyman and university teacher, was born on 19 October 1794 at Badingham, Suffolk, the youngest son of the Revd Temple Chevallier. He was educated at home, then at the grammar schools of Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich...

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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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Cole, William (c. 1530–1600), dean of Lincoln and college head, was born in Grantham, Lincolnshire. He was possibly the younger brother of Thomas Cole, archdeacon of Essex. Admitted at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, on 28 July 1545, William Cole graduated BA in March 1548 and is credited with a fellowship from the time of his matriculation. He proceeded MA in 1552....

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Comber, Thomas (1575–1654), college head and dean of Carlisle, was born at Shermanbury, Sussex, on 1 January 1575, the twelfth child of John Comber (d. 1608), barrister, and his wife, Jane (formerly Dunstall). From a public school at Horsham he matriculated as a pensioner at ...

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Corrie, George Elwes (1793–1885), Church of England clergyman and college head, was born at Colsterworth, Lincolnshire, on 28 April 1793, youngest of eight children of John Corrie (1746–1829), the curate there, and his first wife, Anne McNab (1751–1798). One of his three brothers, ...

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Creed, John Martin (1889–1940), Church of England clergyman and theologian, was born in All Saints' parish, Leicester, on 14 October 1889, the eldest son of Colin John Creed, vicar of All Saints' Church, and his wife, Etheldreda Wright, daughter of Frederick Robert Spackman...

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Cutler, Timothy (1684–1765), college head and Church of England clergyman, was born on 31 May 1684 in Charlestown, Massachusetts, fifth child of Martha Wiswall and Major John Cutler, an anchorsmith, member of the Massachusetts assembly, and Jacobite supporter. Having been raised a Congregationalist, ...

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Dale, Thomas (1797–1870), Church of England clergyman and university teacher, was born on 22 August 1797 at Pentonville, London, the only son of four children of William Dale, who on his wife's death in 1800 remarried and departed for the West Indies to conduct a weekly newspaper, dying soon after his arrival. ...