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Alexander Gordon

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Ashworth, Caleb (d. 1775), dissenting minister and tutor, was born at Clough Fold, near Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire, one of three sons of Richard Ashworth (1667–1751), a Particular Baptist lay preacher. His date of birth is uncertain: in his funeral address in 1775 Samuel Palmer...

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Chorlton, John (1666–1705), Presbyterian minister and tutor, was born at Salford, Lancashire. He was educated for the nonconformist ministry by the celebrated Richard Frankland, entering the academy, then at Natland, near Kendal, on 4 April 1682. According to a letter from Matthew Henry...

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Coningham, James (1669/70–1716), Presbyterian minister and tutor, of unknown parents, was described as ‘Anglus’ when he graduated MA from Edinburgh University on 27 February 1694. His first ministry was at Penrith, Cumberland, at a new Presbyterian meeting established as a result of a lectureship supported by ...

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Andrew Dalzel (1742–1806) by Sir Henry Raeburn Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Dalzel [formerly Dalziel], Andrew (1742–1806), classical scholar and tutor, was born on 6 October 1742 at Gateside of Newliston, a farm where his family had held the tenancy for more than a century, in the parish of Kirkliston, Linlithgowshire. He was the son of ...

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Dun, John (1723/4–1792), Church of Scotland minister and tutor, was born in Eskdale, Dumfriesshire, and was educated for the ministry under Professor Patrick Cuming at the University of Edinburgh. In the late 1740s he was taken to Auchinleck in Ayrshire by Alexander Boswell, ...

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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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Henry Grove (1684–1738) by or after John Wollaston by permission of Dr Williams's Library

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Grove, Henry (1684–1738), Presbyterian minister and tutor, was born on 4 January 1684 at Taunton, the youngest of the fourteen children of Thomas Grove (c.1632–c.1712), apothecary, and his second wife, Elizabeth, daughter of John and Susannah Rowe of Crediton...

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Hallett, Joseph (1656–1722), Presbyterian minister and tutor, was born on 4 November 1656, probably in Somerset or Dorset, the eldest son of Joseph (I) Hallett (bap. 1620, d. 1689), nonconformist minister, and his wife, Elizabeth. He was perhaps educated for the ministry by his father, who was a good Greek and Hebrew scholar, and was ordained secretly in 1683 but in July 1685 he resumed his studies and matriculated at ...

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Harrison, Ralph (1748–1810), Presbyterian minister and tutor, was born on 30 August 1748 at the minister's house in Buxton, Derbyshire, the eighth of ten children of William Harrison (1708–1783), nonconformist minister successively at Stand, Buxton, and Chinley, and his wife, Ann Cooper (1710–1782)...

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Hill, Thomas (d. 1720), Presbyterian minister and tutor, was the son of Thomas Hill (c. 1628–1677), curate of Shuttington, Warwickshire, who refused to conform in 1662. He probably received his early education from Samuel Shaw, master of Ashby grammar school, who had been at school with his father. He was educated for the nonconformist ministry at ...

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Alexander Gordon

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Kenrick, Timothy (1759–1804), Unitarian minister and tutor, was born on 26 January 1759 at Wynn Hall in the parish of Ruabon, Denbighshire, one of the four sons of John Kenrick (d. 1803), a landowner, and his wife, Mary, the daughter of Timothy Quarrell...

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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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Liston, Sir Robert (1742–1836), tutor and diplomat, was born at Overtoun, Kirkliston, Linlithgowshire, on 8 October 1742, the second, and oldest surviving, son of Patrick Liston of Torbanehill (d. 1749) and Christian Dick (d. 1790). He studied for the Church of Scotland...

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Livingstone [née Hay], Helen, countess of Linlithgow (d. 1627), royal tutor, was the only daughter of Andrew Hay, eighth earl of Erroll, and Jean, his first wife. Helen and her brother's financial and marital interests were represented by the king (to whom they were said to be 'of kyn'; ...

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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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