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Etheridge, John Wesley (1804–1866), Wesleyan Methodist minister and Semitic scholar, was born at Youngwoods, a farmhouse near Newport, Isle of Wight, on 24 February 1804. His father was a Methodist local preacher and had been urged by Wesley to enter the itinerant ministry, but refused. His mother was ...

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Shellabear, William Girdlestone (1862–1947), missionary and Malay scholar, was born on 27 August 1862 at Buttlands, Wells, Norfolk, the son of Samuel Shellabear, accountant, and manager of the earl of Leicester's estate at Holkham Hall, and his wife, Eliza, née Young. He was educated at ...

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Thomas, John Wesley (1798–1872), Methodist minister, writer, and translator, was born on 4 August 1798 in Exeter, the son of John Thomas, an Exeter tradesman and preacher, and younger brother of Elijah, who was also to enter the ministry. After a childhood revelation, at nineteen ...