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Rupp, (Ernest) Gordon (1910–1986), ecclesiastical historian, was born on 7 January 1910 in Islington, the only son and elder child of John Henry Rupp, counting-house clerk, and his wife, Sarah Thomas, nurse. He learned to read at the Methodist Sunday school in Islington...


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Williams, Hugh (1843–1911), ecclesiastical historian, the son of Hugh Williams (1812/13–1905), carrier and small freeholder, of Menai Bridge, Anglesey, and his wife, Jane, was born at Menai Bridge on 17 September 1843. After attending schools in his native village and at Bangor, he worked for some years as a mason, at the same time continuing his studies. In 1864 he entered the ...