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Aikin, John (1713–1780), tutor and theological scholar, was born on 28 December 1713 in London. His father, John Aikin (1664–1756), a linen draper from Kirkcudbright, Scotland, had settled there some time previously; his mother, Anne Bentall, is described as the daughter of a ...

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Button, Ralph (1611/12–1680), nonconformist tutor, was born in Bishopstone, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, the son of Robert Button. He was educated at a local grammar school and then at Exeter College, Oxford, where he matriculated in December 1631, aged nineteen. Button was a favourite pupil of the rector of ...

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Richard Frankland (1630–1698) by unknown artist by permission of Dr Williams's Library

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Frankland, Richard (1630–1698), nonconformist tutor, was born on 1 November 1630, at Rathmell, Giggleswick, Yorkshire, the son of John Frankland (d. before 1650). Between 1642 and 1648 he was educated at Giggleswick grammar school, before being admitted on 18 May 1648 at ...

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Herne, Thomas (d. 1722), tutor and religious controversialist, was the eldest son of Francis Herne of Suffolk. He was admitted as a pensioner at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, on 29 October 1711 and elected to a scholarship in 1712. After graduating BA in 1715, ...

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Jollie [Jolly], Timothy (1656x9–1714), Independent minister and nonconformist tutor, was born at Altham, Lancashire, between 1656 and 1659, according to differing sources. He was the youngest son of Thomas Jollie or Jolly (1629–1703), an Independent minister; his mother was Thomas's third wife, whose name is unknown, who died in childbirth giving birth to him....

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Jones, Samuel (1681/2–1719), nonconformist tutor, was the son of Malachi Jones (d. 1729), nonconformist minister in Herefordshire until he emigrated to America about 1711. In February 1704 the Congregational Fund board examined him as a candidate for the ministry and resolved to grant him the full allowance. He was educated for the nonconformist ministry first at ...

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Latham, Ebenezer (c. 1688–1754), nonconformist tutor, was born probably at Mickledale, Cheshire, the eldest son of the Revd Richard Latham (c.1653–1706), nonconformist minister at Wem, Shropshire, from 1696. Intended for the nonconformist ministry from an early age he was a student under ...

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Malard, Michael (b. 1676), religious controversialist and tutor in French, was born at Vaurenard, near Mâcon, France, the son of François Malard, a doctor of Vaurenard; his mother later married a M. Patissier de la Fayette of Beaugeu. His parents were Roman Catholics and he was prepared for the priesthood but after serving for some years as pasteur at ...

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Moore, John (bap. 1643, d. 1717), Presbyterian minister and nonconformist tutor, the son of John Moore of Musbury, Devon, was baptized there on 5 August 1643. He was educated at the grammar school at Colyton, Devon. From there he went to Brasenose College, Oxford...

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Owen, Charles (d. 1746), Presbyterian minister and nonconformist tutor, was the third son of John Owen, of Bryn, Aber-nant parish, Carmarthenshire, and younger brother of James Owen (1654–1706). His parents were 'inviolably firm' to the Church of England (C. Owen, 2), but the nine children who reached adulthood all became nonconformists and the three sons nonconformist ministers. ...

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Shuttlewood, John (1632–1689), clergyman, ejected minister, and nonconformist tutor, was born on 3 January 1632 at Wymeswold, Leicestershire, the son of William Shuttlewood of Wymeswold. After attending grammar school in Leicester he was admitted to Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1650, and elected a scholar in 1651. He married ...

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Tong, William (1662–1727), Presbyterian minister and nonconformist tutor, was born on 24 June 1662, the son of William Tong, chapman, of Worsley in the parish of Eccles, Lancashire. His father died when Tong was young. Studying originally for the law, Tong through his mother's influence turned to the ministry, and entered the academy of ...

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Veal [Veel], Edward (1632/3–1708), clergyman, ejected minister, and nonconformist tutor, is of uncertain origins. He is perhaps the son of the Lancashire gentleman Edward Veal of Laughton who was an elder of the seventh Lancashire classis in 1646. It has, however, also been suggested that he was probably born in ...