1-20 of 78 results  for:

  • Church of England x
  • protestant tendencies x
  • Results with images only x
Clear all

Article

Annesley, Samuel (bap. 1620, d. 1696), clergyman and ejected minister, was born at Haseley, Warwickshire, and baptized there on 26 March 1620, the son of John (d. in or after 1629) and Judith Annesley (variously also Aneley, Anneley, and Annesly) of that parish. He went to school there and at ...

Article

Arkwright, Sir Richard (1732–1792), inventor of cotton-spinning machinery and cotton manufacturer, was born on 23 December 1732 at Preston, Lancashire, the sixth of the seven children of Thomas Arkwright (1691–1753), a tailor, and his wife, Ellen Hodgkinson (1693–1778). The family was rooted in ...

Article

Backwell, Edward (c. 1619–1683), goldsmith and banker, the son of Barnaby Backwell of Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, a yeoman, was apprenticed in 1635 to Thomas Vyner, a leading goldsmith. He became free of the Goldsmiths' Company in 1651, of which he was to be prime warden in 1660....

Article

Bastwick, John (1595?–1654), religious controversialist and pamphleteer, was born probably in Writtle, near Chelmsford, Essex, fourth child and only son of John Bastwick (c.1540–1596), yeoman, and his second wife, Sara Lovet (c.1570–1625). His father seems to have been the first ...

Article

Baxter, Richard (1615–1691), ejected minister and religious writer, was born in the village of Rowton, Shropshire, on 12 November 1615, the son of Richard Baxter (d. 1663) of Eaton Constantine, Shropshire, and his wife, Beatrice Adeney (d. 1635). He was baptized in the parish church at ...

Article

Bernard, Richard (bap. 1568, d. 1642), Church of England clergyman and religious writer, was baptized on 30 April 1568 at Epworth, Lincolnshire, the son of John Bernard (d. 1592) and his third wife, Anne Wright. Encouraged by Isabel and Frances Wray, two daughters of ...

Article

Bethel, Slingsby (bap. 1617, d. 1697), merchant and political economist, was baptized in Alne, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, on 27 February 1617, a younger son of Sir Walter Bethel (d. 1622), gentleman, and Mary Slingsby (1582–1662), daughter of Sir Henry Slingsby...

Article

Bishop, William (c. 1554–1624), Roman Catholic bishop, was born at Brailes, Warwickshire, the eldest son of John Bishop (c.1509–1601) and Helen Onsley (d. 1588). His family was armigerous and came originally from Yorkshire; they remained on the same estate at ...

Article

Brereton, Sir William, first baronet (1604–1661), parliamentarian army officer, was born on 13 September 1604 and baptized in the Manchester collegiate church two weeks later. He was the eldest son of William Brereton (1584–1610) of Handforth, and Margaret Holland (1585–1609), daughter of Richard Holland...

Article

Burges, William (1827–1881), architect and designer, was born on 2 December 1827, the eldest son of Elizabeth Green (d. 1855) and Alfred Burges (d. 1886), marine engineer. He was educated at King's College School, London, from 1839; there his near contemporaries included ...

Article

Burton, Hezekiah (bap. 1632, d. 1681), Church of England clergyman, was baptized in the village of Sutton-cum-Lound, Nottinghamshire, on 23 April 1632, the son of Hezekiah Burton, a clergyman, and his wife, Anne. He attended school in Sutton-cum-Lound before being admitted to Magdalene College, Cambridge...

Article

Butterfield, William (1814–1900), architect and designer, was born on 7 September 1814 in London, the second child and eldest son of William Butterfield (1783–1866), chemist and wharfinger, and his wife, Ann (1793–1867), the daughter of Robert Steven, a leather factor of the City of London...

Article

Byfield, Adoniram (d. 1658x60), Church of England clergyman, was the third child of Nicholas Byfield (1578/9–1622), preacher in Chester, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1623). He matriculated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, in 1620, graduated in 1624, and was ordained deacon and priest at ...

Article

Calamy, Edmund (1600–1666), clergyman and ejected minister, was born in 1600 and baptized on 24 February at St Thomas the Apostle, London, the only son of George Calamy, tradesman and citizen of Walbrook, London, who came from Guernsey, and whose family tradition held that he was an exiled Huguenot from ...

Article

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...

Article

Case, Thomas (bap. 1598, d. 1682), clergyman and ejected minister, was born in Boxley in Kent, the son of George Case, vicar of Boxley, and baptized there on 20 August 1598. Having attended school in Canterbury and then at Merchant Taylors', he entered ...

Article

Cheke, Sir John (1514–1557), humanist, royal tutor, and administrator, was born on 16 June 1514 in a house on the corner of Market Hill and Petty Cury in Cambridge, the son of Peter Cheke (d. 1530), administrator, of Cambridge, and his wife, ...

Article

Clarke, Samuel (1599–1682), clergyman, ejected minister, and biographer, was born on 10 October 1599 at Wolston, Warwickshire, the son of Hugh Clarke (d. 1634), the vicar there, and Alice Wilson of Coventry. Hugh Clarke, whom Samuel later described as 'a godly, able, faithful and painful Minister...

Article

Colenso, John William (1814–1883), bishop of Natal, was born at St Austell, Cornwall, on 24 January 1814, the eldest child of John William Colenso, mineral agent for part of the duchy of Cornwall. Originally dissenters, his parents and their four children became members of the ...

Article

Thompson Cooper

revised by John D. Pickles

Cooper, Charles Henry (1808–1866), biographer and antiquary, was born at Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire, on 20 March 1808, the eldest of the ten children of Basil Henry Cooper (1783–1823), solicitor, and Harriet (1787–1860), daughter of Charles Shoppee of Uxbridge. He was educated at home until he reached his seventh year, when he was sent to a school kept by a ...