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Bell, William (1731–1816), Church of England clergyman and benefactor, was born in Greenwich, the son of William Bell. He was educated at Greenwich School, and admitted pensioner at Magdalene College, Cambridge, on 26 May 1749. He graduated BA, as eighth wrangler, in 1753, the year in which he was elected fellow of ...

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James Blair (1655/66–1743) by Charles Bridges Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William and Mary

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Blair, James (1655/6–1743), Church of England clergyman and founder of the College of William and Mary, was the son of Peter Blair (d. 1673), Church of Scotland minister of St Cuthbert's parish, Edinburgh, and his wife, Mary Hamilton (d. in or after 1696)...

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Chaloner, Robert (1547/8–1621), Church of England clergyman and educational benefactor, was born in Goldsborough, near Knaresborough, West Riding of Yorkshire, the second son of Robert and Ann Chaloner of Llanfyllin (possibly Llanfyllin, Montgomeryshire). He was elected to a studentship at Christ Church, Oxford...

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Clarke, Alured (1696–1742), Church of England clergyman and benefactor, was the son of Alured Clarke (1658/9–1744), gentleman, of Godmanchester, Huntingdonshire, and his second wife, Ann (1667/8–1755), fourth daughter of Charles Trimnell (1630–1702) [see under Trimnell, Charles], rector of Abbots Ripton, in ...

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Colfe, Abraham (1580–1657), Church of England clergyman and benefactor, was born in Canterbury on 7 August 1580, the eldest son of Richard Colfe (d. 1613), a Church of England clergyman, and his first wife, whose maiden name was Thorneton; he was a nephew of ...

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Gardiner [Gardyner], Richard (1590/91–1670), Church of England clergyman and benefactor, was born in Hereford of unknown parents. After attending grammar school in the city he matriculated as a poor scholar of Christ Church in 1607, graduated BA in 1611, proceeded MA in 1614 (and was incorporated at ...

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Groome, John (1678/9–1760), Church of England clergyman and benefactor, was the son of John Groome of Norwich. After attending Norwich grammar school he entered Magdalene College, Cambridge, as a sizar on 14 October 1695, and graduated BA in 1699. In July 1709 he was presented to the vicarage of ...

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Johnson, Robert (1540/41–1625), Church of England clergyman and school founder, was second and youngest son of Maurice Johnson, dyer, of Stamford and Jane, daughter of Henry Lacy. Johnson senior and Lacy were among the town's leading citizens, both several times serving as alderman (chief magistrate) and MP. In the 1523 ...

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Kirkwood, James (b. c. 1650, d. in or after 1709), clergyman and advocate of parochial libraries, was born in or near Dunbar. His schooling took place there, and from 1666 he studied at Edinburgh University, where he graduated MA in 1670. Scott's Fasti ecclesiae Scoticanae...

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Knightbridge, John (1619/20–1677), Church of England clergyman and founder of the Knightbridge professorship in moral theology at Cambridge, was the fourth son of John Knightbridge (d. 1640), attorney of Chelmsford, Essex, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Charles Tucker of Lincoln's Inn...

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Palmer, James (bap. 1581, d. 1660), Church of England clergyman and benefactor, was born in the parish of St Margaret's Westminster, and baptized there in July 1581, the son of Henry Palmer. He graduated BA of Magdalene College, Cambridge, early in 1602 and proceeded MA in 1605; while there he received an exhibition from the ...

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Peache, Alfred (1818–1900), Church of England clergyman and benefactor, was born on 30 August 1818 at Belvedere House, Lambeth, London. His father, James Courthope Peache (1782–1858), was a wealthy timber merchant, barge builder, and barge owner—a man of property who became the chairman of the ...

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Plume, Thomas (bap. 1630, d. 1704), Church of England clergyman and educational benefactor, was baptized on 18 August 1630 at All Saints', Maldon, Essex, the second son of Thomas Plume, alderman of Maldon, coal merchant and landowner, and his third wife, Helen. Educated at ...

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Wilson, William Carus (1791–1859), Church of England clergyman and founder of charity schools, was born on 7 July 1791 at Heversham, Westmorland, the eldest of the eight surviving children of William Carus (1764–1851) of Casterton Hall, Westmorland, and his wife, Margaret (d...