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Bradford, John (1750–1805), Church of England clergyman and Independent minister, was born at Hereford, the son of John Bradford, a clothier. He was brought up as an Anglican and educated at Hereford grammar school before proceeding to Wadham College, Oxford, whence he matriculated on 25 June 1767 and graduated BA in 1771. After leaving ...

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Thomas Wills (1740–1802) by Henry R. Cook, pubd 1807 (after Sir Thomas Lawrence) Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Wills, Thomas (1740–1802), Methodist preacher and Church of England clergyman, was born at Truro, Cornwall, on 26 July 1740, the second son of Thomas Wills (d. c.1742) of St Issey and his wife, Mary Spry (d. 1740). His forebear Jonathan Wills...