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Campbell, John (1795–1867), Congregational minister and journal editor, only child of Alexander Campbell, surgeon, was born on 5 October 1795 at Kirriemuir, Forfarshire. He was educated at local schools then went to sea, but he deserted his ship at Fakenham, Norfolk, and walked home. He then worked as a blacksmith in ...


Davies, David (d. 1807), Independent minister and journal editor, is a figure whose parentage and date of birth are unknown, but he was probably born at Llanybydder in Carmarthenshire. A student at the dissenters' academy in Swansea in 1786, he was ordained in 1787. His ministry began with two Independent churches, ...


C. P. Lucas

revised by Roger T. Stearn

Godkin, Edwin Lawrence (1831–1902), journal editor and publicist, born on 2 October 1831 at his maternal grandmother's house at Moyne, co. Wicklow, was of English descent, the eldest child of James Godkin (1806–1879), Presbyterian minister and journalist with strong Irish nationalist sympathies, and his wife, ...


Martin, (Basil) Kingsley (1897–1969), political journalist and journal editor, was born in Ingestre Street, Hereford, on 28 July 1897, the second of four children of the Congregational minister (David) Basil Martin (1858-1940), and his wife, Alice Charlotte, née Turberville (1867-1934). His father was known locally as a man of the highest integrity who stuck fast to his Christian socialist principles, not least his belief in absolute pacifism. He attracted grudging respect but often harsh criticism, not just from the respectable burghers of ...


Ebenezer Prout (1835–1909) by Elliott & Fry © National Portrait Gallery, London


Henry Davey

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Prout, Ebenezer (1835–1909), music theorist and journal editor, was born on 1 March 1835 at Oundle, Northamptonshire, the son of the Revd Ebenezer Prout, a Congregational minister, from a Devon family, and nephew of the water-colour painter Samuel Prout. He was taught music by his father, and was educated at ...


Rees, David [called y Cynhyrfwr] (1801–1869), Congregational minister and journal editor, son of Bernard and Anna Rees, was born on 14 November 1801 at Gelli Lwyd in the parish of Tre-lech, Carmarthenshire. Having resolved to enter the Independent ministry, he attended for a short time the grammar schools at ...