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Jones, Samuel (1628–1697), nonconformist minister and founder of a nonconformist academy, was born near Chirk Castle, Denbighshire, the son of John Roberts of Corwen, Merioneth. According to Welsh custom he adopted his father's forename for his surname. Nothing further is known with certainty of his immediate family, and there is no record of his early education. He matriculated at ...

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Walker, Anne (1631–1660x67), educational benefactor, was baptized on 17 April 1631 at Charlbury, Oxfordshire, the posthumous only child of James Walker (d. 1631), a wealthy yeoman, and Anne (née Eyans). Her mother married again—her new husband's name was William Pitchford—and moved to ...