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Allen, Thomas (1608–1673), clergyman and ejected minister, was born in Norwich, son of John Allen, a dyer there. He went to school in the city before being admitted to Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, on 6 July 1624, aged fifteen. A scholar of the college from 1625 to 1629, he graduated BA in 1628 and proceeded MA in 1631. On 26 February 1634 he was appointed to the parish church of ...

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Bowen, Euros (1904–1988), Church in Wales clergyman and Welsh-language poet, was born on 12 September 1904 at 112 High Street, Treorci, Rhondda, the second of the seven children of the Revd Thomas Bowen (1882–1948), a miner who had become a Congregational minister, and his wife, ...

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Reginald John Campbell (1867–1956) by Lena Connell © reserved; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Campbell, Reginald John (1867–1956), Congregational minister and Church of England clergyman, was born on 29 August 1867 at 2 Norfolk Villas, Jamaica Level, Bermondsey, London, the second of four sons and one daughter of John Campbell, a United Methodist Free Church minister, and his wife, ...

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A. E. Reffold

Reviser I. T. Foster

Carlile, Wilson (1847–1942), founder of the Church Army, was born on 14 January 1847 at Brixton, the eldest of the twelve children of Edward Carlile, a merchant in the City of London, where his father had settled, and whose forebears had for some generations been prominent in the civic and business life of ...

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Wilson Carlile (1847–1942) by Lafayette, 1928 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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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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Gordon Goodwin

Reviser Francis J. Bremer

Eaton, Nathaniel (bap. c. 1610, d. 1674), college head and clergyman, was baptized in Great Budworth, Cheshire, one of seven sons of the Revd Richard Eaton, vicar of Great Budworth and Trinity Church, Coventry, and his wife, Elizabeth. Nathaniel attended Westminster School and then matriculated pensioner at ...

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Firmin, Giles (1613/14–1697), clergyman and ejected minister, was born at Ipswich, Suffolk, the son of Giles Firmin, an apothecary of Sudbury in the same county, and Martha Dogget, who was related to John Winthrop, afterwards governor of Massachusetts. He underwent a spiritual conversion 'when he was a School-Boy' as a result of the preaching of the renowned puritan ...

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Gilbert, Thomas (1609/10–1673), clergyman and ejected minister, whose parentage and origins are unknown, may have been the Thomas Gilbert who graduated MA at Edinburgh on 25 July 1629, becoming a minister of the word. The university register marked him as 'Anglus': Englishman. However, ...

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Harrison, Thomas (1617/18–1682), clergyman and ejected minister, was born at Hull, Yorkshire, the son of Robert Harrison, merchant. After studying at Hull under James Burney, Harrison matriculated as a pensioner at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, on 12 April 1634, aged sixteen, and graduated BA in 1638. By 1640 he had gone to ...

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Samuel Johnson (1696–1772) by unknown artist © Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont

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Johnson, Samuel (1696–1772), Church of England clergyman and teacher in America, was born on 14 October 1696 in Guilford, Connecticut, the second child of Samuel Johnson (d. c.1728), a farmer and proprietor of a fulling mill, and his wife, Mary Sage (...

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Macsparran, James (1693–1757), Church of England clergyman in America, was born on 10 September 1693, probably in Dugive, co. Londonderry. Although his parents are unknown, he was the nephew of Archibald Macsparran, a Presbyterian minister and well-to-do landowner. Macsparran entered Glasgow University in 1708 and left about six years later. Although the subject of his studies is uncertain, he arrived in ...

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Matthews, Marmaduke (c. 1606–c. 1683), clergyman and ejected minister, was born at Swansea, the son either of Matthew Matthews of Swansea, or of Matthew Jones of Nydfywch, Llangyfelach, and his wife, Mary. On 20 February 1624 he matriculated from All Souls College, Oxford...

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Oakes, Urian (c. 1631–1681), ejected minister and college head, was born in England, possibly in or near London, the son of Edward Oakes (c.1604–1689), yeoman and Massachusetts Bay Colony representative, and his wife, Jane (d. after 1691). The English origins of the ...

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Peter [Peters], Thomas (1597–1654/5), Church of England clergyman and colonist in America, was born at Fowey in Cornwall and baptized there in June 1597, the second child and elder son among the three children of Thomas Peter or Dickwoode (1571–1625), merchant, and his first wife, ...

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Robertson, (William) Strowan Amherst (1894–1955), Church of England clergyman and Franciscan friar, was born at Redlands, The Common, Ealing, Middlesex, on 16 October 1894, the elder of the two children of William Robertson (1853/4–1925), a jeweller, and his wife, Lucy Ann Amherst (1871–1957)...