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Bennett, Robert (1605–1683), parliamentarian army officer and religious radical, was born in Hexworthy, Lawhitton, Cornwall, the eldest son of Richard Bennett esquire and his wife, Mary, daughter of Oliver Clobery of Bradstone, Devon. He matriculated from Exeter College, Oxford, on 13 December 1622 and left after taking his BA in 1624; during 1622 he was also enrolled at the ...

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Borthwick, Sir John (d. 1569), soldier and religious activist, is of obscure origins. He was not, as has been claimed, a son of William, third Lord Borthwick, but became son-in-law of the fourth lord [see Borthwick, William] when he married the latter's youngest daughter, ...

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Vicars, Hedley Shafto Johnstone (1826–1855), army officer and evangelical, was born on 7 December 1826 in Mauritius, where his father, Richard Vicars (d. 1839), a captain in the Royal Engineers, was then stationed. After passing his examinations at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich...

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Wood, Thomas (d. 1577), soldier and religious activist, may have been of either Leicestershire or Yorkshire origin. Until 1960 he was known only as one of the four Englishmen who founded the protestant exile community in Frankfurt am Main on 27 June 1554 and as an elder of the later English congregation at ...