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Broughton, Hugh (1549–1612), divine and Hebraist, was born in Oldbury, Shropshire, the son of Robert Broughton of Broughton, Shropshire. He referred to himself as of Welsh descent but nothing more certain is known. He received his early education from Bernard Gilpin, who prepared him for university and sent him to ...

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Hugh Broughton (1549–1612) by John Payne, 1620 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Eaton, (Horace Charles Le) Gai [names in religion Hasan ‘Abd al-Hakim, Sidi Hasan] (1921–2010), diplomatist and Muslim scholar, was born on 1 January 1921 in Lausanne, Switzerland, the son of Francis Henry Launcelot Errington (1854–1942), barrister, and Ruth Frances Muddock (1881–1973)...

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Hartley, Thomas (1708/9–1784), religious writer and translator, son of Robert Hartley, a London bookseller, was born in London. He was educated at Mr Tower's school in Kendal, and at the age of sixteen was admitted on 10 May 1725 as a subsizar at ...

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Herbert, William (fl. c. 1606–1662), translator and author of religious tracts, was born at 'Margis in Flanders', the son of Andrew Herbert the younger (HLRO, naturalization of William Herbert, 1620/21). His great-grandfather James Herbert had settled in Calais where his son ...

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Jones, Richard (1603–1673), schoolmaster and translator of religious texts, was the son of John Lewis of Llansannan, Denbighshire. He matriculated at Balliol College, Oxford, on 18 March 1625, and graduated BA in February 1629 and MA in June 1633. During the Commonwealth he became an itinerant minister. At some time before February 1657 he was appointed schoolmaster at ...

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Renouf, Sir Peter Le Page (1822–1897), Egyptologist and religious writer, was born on 23 August 1822 at St Peter Port, Guernsey, the son of Joseph Renouf, schoolmaster, and his wife, Mary, daughter of John Le Page. He was educated from 1831 at Elizabeth College, Guernsey...

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Roberts, R. (c. 1728–1788), translator and sermon writer, was the daughter of William Roberts, of Bristol, earlier possessor of the manor of Abergavenny, Monmouthshire. William Hayward Roberts, a kinsman, was made a freeman of the city of Gloucester on 21 March 1761 and is described as 'clerk, son of ...

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Tymme, Thomas (d. 1620), translator and devotional writer, of parentage and early education unknown, seems to have studied at Cambridge under Edmund Grindal, later archbishop of Canterbury; although he never graduated, he referred in the preface to his 1577 translation of John Calvin's...

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Vaughan, Henry (1621–1695), writer and translator of devotional works, was born at Newton by Usk in the parish of Llansanffraid (St Bridget's), Brecknockshire, the eldest known child of Thomas Vaughan (c.1586–1658), of Tretower, and Denise Jenkin (b. c.1593), only daughter and heir of ...

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Véron, Jean (d. 1563), religious writer and translator and Church of England clergyman, was probably born at or near Sens, for he called himself 'senonoys'; nothing is known about his date of birth or about his family or private life. No record of ...