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Brooke, Stopford Augustus (1832–1916), preacher and writer, was born on 14 November 1832, at Glendoen, near Letterkenny, co. Donegal, the eldest of four sons and four daughters born to Richard Sinclair Brooke (1802–1882), then curate of the parish, and his wife, Anna (1812?–1903)...

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Everard, John (1584?–1640/41), preacher and religious controversialist, has been identified as the John Everard born on 19 April 1584 and baptized the same day at St Peter's, Deene, Northamptonshire, the second child and eldest son of Christopher Everard (d. 1608), rector there, and his wife, ...

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Goodwin, Thomas (1600–1680), nonconformist minister, was born prematurely on 5 October 1600 in Rollesby, near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. He was the first of at least four children of Richard Goodwyn (d. 1632), merchant, and Katherine (1577–1645), daughter of John Collingwood (d...

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Hill, Rowland (1744–1833), evangelical preacher, was born at Hawkstone Park, near Wem, Shropshire, on 23 August 1744, the sixth son of the ten children of Sir Rowland Hill (1705–1783), landowner, and Mary Pole (d. 1789). He was educated at Shrewsbury School and ...

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Huntington, William (1745–1813), preacher and religious writer, was born on 2 February 1745 in a cottage at the Four Wents, on the road between Goudhurst and Cranbrook, Kent, the natural son of Barnabas Russel, farmer, and baptized on 14 November 1750 at Cranbrook church...

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Jessey [Jacie], Henry (1601–1663), nonconformist minister, was born on 3 September 1601 at West Rounton, near Northallerton, in the North Riding of Yorkshire; his father, David Jessey (d. 1623) had been rector of Rounton since 1574. He matriculated at Easter 1619 as a pensioner at ...

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Manton, Thomas (bap. 1620, d. 1677), nonconformist minister, was baptized on 31 March 1620 at Lydeard St Lawrence, Somerset, where his father, Thomas Manton of Whimple in Devon, was probably curate.

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North, Brownlow (1810–1875), preacher, was born on 6 January 1810 at Winchester House, Chelsea, the only son of Charles Augustus North (1781–1825), rector of Alverstoke, Hampshire, and prebendary of Winchester, and his wife, Rachel Jarvis. His grandfather was Brownlow North, bishop of Winchester...

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Pordage, John (bap. 1607, d. 1681), religious leader and physician, was baptized on 21 April 1607 in the parish of St Dionis Backchurch, London, the eldest son of Samuel Pordage (d. 1627), citizen and grocer, and Elizabeth (d. in or after 1657)...

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Royden, (Agnes) Maude (1876–1956), suffragist and preacher, was born on 23 November 1876 at Mossley Hill, near Liverpool, youngest of the eight children of Sir Thomas Bland Royden, first baronet (1831–1917), shipowner and MP, and his wife, Alice Elizabeth (1844–1932), daughter of Thomas Dowdall...

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Voysey, Charles (1828–1912), theistic preacher, was born in London on 18 March 1828, the youngest son of Annesley Voysey (c. 1794–1839) and his wife, Mary, daughter of Thomas Green. His father, the son of Henry Voysey and Ann Maria Annesley, née...

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Ward, Samuel (1577–1640), preacher, was born in Haverhill, Suffolk, the eldest of three sons of John Ward (d. 1598), lecturer successively of Haverhill, Writtle, and Bury St Edmunds, and Susan (d. in or after 1639), his wife; his younger brothers were ...