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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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Bayley, Cornelius (1751–1812), Church of England clergyman, was born at Ashe, near Whitchurch, Shropshire, and baptized on 27 November 1751 at the Presbyterian chapel at Dodington by Whitchurch. His father, Thomas Bayley, reportedly a Methodist, was a leather-breeches maker in Manchester who claimed to have been deprived of an estate of which he was the lawful heir. His mother, an Anglican, was noted for her piety. ...

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Coke, Thomas (1747–1814), Church of England clergyman and founder of Methodist missions, was born at Brecon on 28 September 1747, the third but only surviving son of Bartholomew Coke (1701/2–1773) and Ann(e) Phillips (1712/13–1783), and was baptized on 5 October at St Mary's Church, Brecon...

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Thomas Coke (1747–1814) by Henry Edridge, 1799 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Jones, David (1736–1810), Church of England clergyman and Methodist preacher, was, according to later entries in his diary, born on 10 July 1736 at Aberceiliog in the parish of Llanllwni in Carmarthenshire, the son of Richard Jones and his wife, Gwenllian (d...

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Rowland, Daniel (1711?–1790), Church of England clergyman and Methodist preacher, was born at Pantybeudy in the Cardiganshire village of Nancwnlle, the younger son of Daniel Rowland (c.1659–1731), rector of Llangeitho, and his wife, Janet (d. 1736), daughter of a local farmer, ...

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Daniel Rowland (1711?–1790) by Robert Bowyer, 1790 by courtesy of the National Library of Wales

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Seagrave, Robert (b. 1693, d. in or after 1755), Church of England clergyman and writer, was born on 22 November 1693 at Twyford, Leicestershire, second son of Robert Seagrave, vicar of Twyford from 1687 to 1720, and his wife, Mary (née Moore)...

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Wesley, Charles (1707–1788), Church of England clergyman and a founder of Methodism, was born on 18 December 1707 at Epworth rectory, Lincolnshire, the sixteenth or seventeenth child and third surviving son of Samuel Wesley (bap. 1662, d. 1735), rector of Epworth, and his wife, ...

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Charles Wesley (1707–1788) by unknown artist, c. 1735 Trustees of Epworth Old Rectory

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Wesley [Westley], John (1703–1791), Church of England clergyman and a founder of Methodism, was born on 17 June 1703 at Epworth rectory, Lincolnshire, the thirteenth or fourteenth child and the second of three sons to reach maturity of Samuel Wesley (bap. 1662, d. 1735)...

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John Wesley (1703–1791) by Nathaniel Hone, c. 1766 © National Portrait Gallery, London