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Beal, Samuel (1825–1889), Sinologist, was born at Devonport on 27 November 1825, the son of William Beal (1785–1872), a Wesleyan minister, and his wife, Mary Anne. He was the younger brother of William Beal (1815–1870), a religious writer. He was educated at Kingswood School...

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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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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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Moulton, James Hope (1863–1917), biblical and Zoroastrian scholar, the elder son of the Revd William Fiddian Moulton (1835–1898), biblical scholar and headmaster of the Leys School, Cambridge, and his wife, Hannah, daughter of the Revd Samuel Hope, was born at the Wesleyan Institution, Richmond, Surrey...

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Pope, George Uglow (1820–1908), missionary and Tamil scholar, was born on 24 April 1820 in Prince Edward Island, of devout Methodist parents: his father, John Pope (1791–1863), of Padstow, Cornwall, emigrated to Prince Edward Island in 1818 and then moved to Nova Scotia...

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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 ...