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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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Ashwood, Bartholomew (1622–1678), clergyman and ejected minister, was born in 1622 and baptized on 23 June of that year at Bickleigh, near Tiverton, Devon, the son of Bartholomew Ashwood (d. 1650×60), originally from Warwickshire, who for forty years was rector of Bickleigh...

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Bachiler [Batchiler, Bachilor], John (d. 1674), clergyman and ejected minister, of parents who are unknown, was admitted to Emmanuel College, Cambridge, in 1632 as coming from Oxfordshire. He graduated BA in 1636 and proceeded MA in 1639. In 1642 he was appointed by the ...

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Bartlet, William (1609/10–1682), clergyman and ejected minister, was the son of William Bartlet of Exeter, goldsmith. John Bartlet (bap. 1599, d. 1680) was his elder brother. He matriculated at New Inn Hall, Oxford, on 4 November 1631 aged twenty-one and was ordained as a priest in the diocese of ...

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Benn, William (1600–1681), clergyman and ejected minister, was born in November 1600 at Egremont, Cumberland, the son of John Benn (d. 1620) and his wife, Ann, daughter of John Goodwyn. He was educated at St Bee's School and Queen's College, Oxford, but took no degree. During the 1620s he was curate of ...

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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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Burder, Samuel (1773–1836), Church of England clergyman, was the son of William Burder, and a relation of George Burder. In 1797 he was ordained as the first pastor of an Independent congregation in St Albans, but he subsequently conformed to the Church of England...

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Joseph Caryl (1602–1673) by unknown artist by permission of Dr Williams's Library

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Caryl, Joseph (1602–1673), clergyman and ejected minister, was born in London in November 1602 'of genteel parents', was attending Merchant Taylors' School in 1620, and matriculated in 1621 as a commoner from Exeter College, Oxford, where 'he became in a short time a noted disputant...

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Clarke, Matthew (c. 1630–c. 1708), clergyman and ejected minister, was the son of Matthew Clarke, rector of Bitterley, Shropshire, and from 1643 rector of St Leonard, Shoreditch, London. Clarke was educated first at Charterhouse School, and then at Westminster School under Richard Busby...

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David Clarkson (bap. 1622, d. 1686) by Robert White, pubd 1696 (after Mary Beale) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Clarkson, David (bap. 1622, d. 1686), clergyman and ejected minister, son of Robert Clarkson, was born at Bradford, Yorkshire, where he was baptized on 3 March 1622. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (1641–5) and was a fellow of Clare College in 1645. He became rector of ...

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Cole, Thomas (1628–1697), clergyman and Independent minister, was baptized on 27 April 1628 at St Giles Cripplegate, London, the son of William Cole, gentleman. A pupil of Westminster School, he was a king's scholar in 1644 and was elected to Christ Church, Oxford...

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Dell, William (d. 1669), ejected minister and educational reformer, was admitted sizar at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, in April 1624; there is no reliable information about his early life. He graduated BA in 1628 and MA in 1631, subsequently becoming a fellow. With the support of ...

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Downing, Calybute (1606–1644), Church of England clergyman and author, was born in Shenington, Gloucestershire, the son of Calybute Downing (d. 1644), lord of the manor of Sugarswell in Tysoe, Warwickshire, and his wife, Ann Hoogan (d. 1630), daughter of Edmund Hoogan...

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Ellis, John (d. 1681), Church of England clergyman and religious controversialist, was born in Yorkshire, the son of John Ellis (d. 1643?). He matriculated as a pensioner at St Catharine's College, Cambridge, in 1630. He graduated BA in 1634 and was elected to the fellowship of the college, proceeding MA in 1638. ...

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Erbery [Erbury], William (1604/5–1654), clergyman, was probably born at Roath Dagfield, east of Cardiff, and certainly lived there for some time in the 1650s. His father, Thomas Erbery, was a businessman with interests in the iron industry at Merthyr Tudful, but was settled in ...

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Fynch [Finch], Martin (1628/9–1698), clergyman and ejected minister, was admitted from Norfolk as a pensioner at Trinity College, Cambridge, on 23 January 1646, and graduated BA in 1647. He took the engagement on 18 October 1649. In June 1654 he was vicar of ...

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Gale, Theophilus (1628–1679), ejected minister and theologian, was born at Kingsteignton, Devon, where his father, Theophilus Gale DD (d. 1639), was vicar as well as a prebendary of Exeter Cathedral. His mother, Bridget (née Walrond), was the elder Gale's second wife. ...

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Gilbert, Thomas (bap. 1613, d. 1694), clergyman and ejected minister, was baptized on 17 January 1613 at Prees, Shropshire, the parish in which his father, William Gilbert, lived; his mother's name is unknown. On 13 November 1629 he matriculated at St Edmund Hall, Oxford...