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Allibond, Peter (1559/60–1629), Church of England clergyman and translator, was born at Wardington, Oxfordshire, where his family had lived for many generations; his parents' names are not known. He became a student at Magdalen Hall, Oxford, in 1578 (according to Anthony Wood): he matriculated from there, aged twenty, on 15 April 1580, graduated BA on 21 February 1582, and proceeded MA on 6 July 1585. After some years spent in foreign travel, he was ordained. In 1592 ...

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Becher, Henry (fl. 1559–1568), translator and Church of England clergyman, was admitted vicar of Mayfield, Sussex, in the diocese of Chichester, on 19 July 1559. The parish formed part of the peculiar jurisdiction of South Malling, and provided four of Sussex's protestant martyrs during ...

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Blayney, Benjamin (1727/8–1801), Hebraist and Church of England clergyman, may have been baptized at St Swithin's, Worcester, on 18 February 1727, and may have been the son of Thomas and Betty Blayney. He was educated at Worcester College, Oxford, where he matriculated aged eighteen on 1 July 1746; he graduated BA (1750) and MA (1753). Afterwards he became a fellow, and eventually vice-principal, of ...

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Booth, Robert (d. 1657), translator and Church of England clergyman, was probably born in Mixenden, Yorkshire, the son of the Revd George Booth (d. c.1636), vicar of South Kirkby, near Halifax, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Thomas Lister of Shibden...

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Bradock, Thomas (1555/6–1607), Church of England clergyman and translator, was born at Southwark, the son of Thomas Bradocke. He was admitted to Westminster School by 1570, and then attended Greyfriars School. In June 1573 he matriculated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, migrating to ...

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Bundy [Bundy-Francklin], Richard (1693/4–1739), Church of England clergyman and translator, was born in 1693 or 1694, possibly in Devizes, Wiltshire. His parents may have been the Richard Bundy and Margery Flower who married at Southbroom St James, Wiltshire, in 1679. He matriculated at ...

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Byng, Andrew (1574–1652), Church of England clergyman and Hebraist, was born at Cambridge, the second son of Thomas Byng (d. 1599), regius professor of law and master of Clare College, Cambridge, and his wife, Catherine Randolph or Rendell (1553–1627). He matriculated from Clare...

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Christian, Thomas (bap. 1754?, d. 1828), clergyman and translator, was the son of the Revd John Christian, vicar of Kirk Marown in the Isle of Man from 1753 to 1779, who for Bishop Hildesley translated into Manx Gaelic the second book of Kings...

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Cleaver, Euseby Digby [Eusebh D. Mac Cliabhair] (1826–1894), Church of England clergyman and promoter of the Irish language, was born on 8 March 1826 at Delgany, co. Wicklow, the eldest son of William Cleaver, rector of the parish, and his wife, Mary, daughter of ...

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Davies, John (c. 1570–1644), Church of England clergyman and Welsh scholar, was born at Llanferres, Denbighshire, the son of Dafydd ab Ieuan ap Rhys, said to have been a weaver, and his wife, Elizabeth ferch Lewis ap Dafydd Lloyd. It was within a few miles of his birthplace that he came in contact with two men who set the course for his life and achievements. The first, the ...

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Denton, Henry (c. 1640–1681), Church of England clergyman and translator, was the second son of Thomas Denton (1612–1643), from an old Cumberland family living at Warnell Hall, Warnell Denton, south of Carlisle, and Lettis (d. 1678), daughter of John Lougher, of Perton, Staffordshire...

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Dyson, Charles (1788–1860), Church of England clergyman and university teacher, is thought to have been born at Acton, Middlesex. He was the grandson of Jeremiah Dyson (1722?–1776) and the son of another clerk of the House of Commons, also Jeremiah Dyson (d...

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Edwards, Thomas (1651/2–1721), Church of England clergyman and orientalist, was born at Llanllechid, near Bangor in Caernarvonshire, the son of Edward Edwards. He attended school in Bangor and matriculated as a sizar at St John's College, Cambridge, on 16 March 1670 aged eighteen, graduating BA in 1674 and proceeding MA in 1677. With the support of ...

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Elstob, William (1674?–1715), Anglo-Saxon scholar and Church of England clergyman, was probably born on 1 January 1674 and baptized on 15 January at All Saints' Church, Newcastle upon Tyne, the son of Jane Hall (d. 1692) and Ralph Elstob (1647–1688). His parents had married on 20 October 1672 at ...

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Fills, Robert (c. 1521–1578), translator and Church of England clergyman, is of obscure parentage. However, it is likely that he belonged to the Fell family who in the sixteenth century were distributed in the Furness district of Lancashire. Fills may plausibly be identified with the ...

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Hampton, James (bap. 1721, d. 1778), translator and Church of England clergyman, was the son of James Hampton of Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire, where he was baptized on 2 November 1721. In 1733 he entered Winchester College, from where he was elected a scholar of ...

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James, Edward (1569–1610?), Church of England clergyman and translator, was born in Glamorgan and proceeded to St Edmund Hall, Oxford, where he matriculated on 11 March 1586, when he was sixteen years old. He graduated bachelor of arts from Jesus College, Oxford, on 16 June 1589 and master of arts on 8 July 1592. He was elected a fellow of ...

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Johns, Claude Hermann Walter (1857–1920), Assyriologist and Church of England clergyman, was born at Banwell, Somerset, on 4 February 1857, the eldest son of the Revd Walter Pascoe Johns, a Wesleyan minister, of a yeoman family settled for generations at Wendron, Cornwall, and his wife, ...

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Claude Hermann Walter Johns (1857–1920) by Elliott & Fry, 1909 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Jones, Robert (1810–1879), writer on Welsh literature and Church of England clergyman, was born on 6 January 1810 at Llanfyllin in Montgomeryshire, the eldest son of Robert Jones, a bailiff. He was educated at Oswestry grammar school and at Jesus College, Oxford, where he matriculated on 12 December 1833 and graduated BA in 1837. Ordained deacon by the bishop of ...