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Edmund Hickeringill (bap. 1631, d. 1708) by Joseph Nutting, pubd 1707 (after James Jull) © Copyright The British Museum


Hickeringill, Edmund (bap. 1631, d. 1708), Church of England clergyman and religious controversialist, was born in Aberford (near Leeds) where he was baptized on 19 September 1631. His father, Edmund Hickhorngill, the subject of a public proclamation in 1638 for absenting himself from church, was a recusant and the favoured servant of the papist ...


Temple, William Johnson (bap. 1739, d. 1796), Church of England clergyman and essayist, was baptized on 20 December 1739 in Berwick upon Tweed, the eldest of the five children of William Temple (1710–1774), collector of customs for Berwick upon Tweed, merchant, and mayor of ...