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Ablett, Noah (1883–1935), miners' leader and adult educator, was born on 4 October 1883 in Ynys-hir, near Porth, Rhondda, Glamorgan, the tenth of eleven children of John Ablett, miner, and his wife, Jane, née Williams. Educated at Ferndale higher grade school, he was a boy preacher. He followed his father and elder brothers and started work in the ...

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Abney, Sir Thomas (1639/40–1722), merchant and mayor of London, was born at Willesley, Derbyshire, the youngest of four sons of James Abney, landowner, and Jane Mainwaring (d. after 1640). The Abney family had owned land at Willesley for several centuries, and James Abney...

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Adams, Joseph (1756–1818), physician, was born on 20 July 1756, the youngest of the three sons of Joseph Adams (1725?–1783), an apothecary in Basinghall Street, London, and his wife, Susannah, daughter of Timothy Rogers. He was educated to succeed his father, studying in ...

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Adams, Richard (1626/7–1698), clergyman and ejected minister, was the son of Charles Adams, clerk, of Woodchurch in the Wirral, Cheshire, and his wife, Isabel, daughter of Thomas Bennet of Barnston in the same county. One of his brothers was Thomas Adams (1631/2–1670). The ...

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Adams, Thomas (1631/2–1670), ejected minister and writer on Christian doctrine, was born at Woodchurch parsonage, Cheshire, one of at least three sons of Charles Adams and his wife, Isabel Bennet 'the daughter of a worthy gentleman'—Thomas Bennet, from the same parish (...

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Agas [Agus], Benjamin (bap. 1622, d. 1689), clergyman and ejected minister, was born in Wymondham, Norfolk, the son of Edward Agas, the vicar of Wymondham, where he was baptized on 5 September 1622. In 1639 he entered Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, graduating BA in 1643 (incorporated at ...

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Albin, Henry (1624–1696), clergyman and ejected minister, was born at Batcombe, Somerset, on 20 June 1624 to parents whose names are as yet not known; he attended the grammar school at Glastonbury and is said by Edmund Calamy to have been a student at ...

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Alleine, Joseph (bap. 1634, d. 1668), ejected minister and devotional writer, was born in a house next to the Poultry Market, Devizes, Wiltshire, and baptized on 8 April 1634, at St John's Church, there, the fourth child of Tobias Alleine (d. 1667)...

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Alleine, Richard (1610/11–1681), clergyman and ejected minister, was named after his father, Richard Alleine (d. c.1655?), the rector of the Somerset parish of Ditcheat for over fifty years, who supervised his early education. Richard was sent to Oxford, where he matriculated at ...

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Alleine, Theodosia (fl. 1654–1677), nonconformist writer, was a daughter of Richard Alleine (1610/11–1681), rector of Batcombe, Somerset. Whether her mother was his first wife (whose name is unrecorded) or his second, Frances, is not known. Both her father and her paternal uncle, William Alleine...

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Alleine, William (1613/14–1677), clergyman and ejected minister, was the son of Richard Alleine (d. c.1655?), rector of the Somerset parish of Ditcheat, and younger brother of Richard Alleine (1610/11–1681) of Batcombe and Frome Selwood. He attended Oxford University, after matriculating aged seventeen on 4 November 1631 at ...

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Allen, Alexander (1814–1842), philologist and classical scholar, was born at Hackney, Middlesex, on 23 September 1814, the son of John Allen (1771–1839), a dissenting layman and author of A History of Modern Judaism (1816), and his wife, Charlotte Jane. He was educated at his father's school and at ...

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Allen [née Archer], Hannah (c. 1638–1668x1708), nonconformist writer, was the daughter of John Archer of Snelston, Derbyshire, and his wife, the daughter of William Hart of Uttoxeter Woodland in nearby Staffordshire. Her father, who was from a family of tanners and tailors, died when ...

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Allen, John (1771–1839), religious writer, was born at Truro and educated there by Dr Cardue. For thirty years he kept the Madras House Grammar School at Hackney. With his wife, Charlotte Jane, he had at least one son and one daughter. His chief work was ...

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Allin, John (1623–1683), nonconformist minister and alchemist, was born on 13 October 1623 in Wrentham, Suffolk, the son of the Revd John Allen, or Allin (c. 1596–1671), and his first wife, Margaret, née Morse (c.1598–1653). At the time of Allin's birth his father was the curate in ...

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Alsop, Benjamin (b. c. 1658, d. in or before 1703), bookseller, was the only son of Vincent Alsop (bap. 1630, d. 1703), presbyterian minister, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Benjamin King of Oakham, Rutland. His father, who was married on 1 May 1657, lived and preached at ...

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Alsop, Vincent (bap. 1630, d. 1703), clergyman and ejected minister, was the son of George and Judith Alsop. His father was rector of South Collingham, Nottinghamshire, and there Alsop was baptized on 30 August 1630. He attended Uppingham grammar school and in September 1647 was admitted sizar at ...

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Alured, Matthew (bap. 1615, d. 1694), parliamentarian army officer, was baptized at Sculcoates, Yorkshire, on 3 January 1615, the sixth son of Henry Alured (c.1581–1628) of the Charterhouse, near Hull, and his wife, Frances (d. 1626), daughter of Francis Vaughan...

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Ambrose, Isaac (bap. 1604, d. 1664), Church of England clergyman and ejected minister, and author, was baptized on 29 May 1604 at Ormskirk, Lancashire, the son of the vicar, Richard Ambrose (d. 1613), and his wife, Marie. He entered Brasenose College, Oxford...

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Ames, Jeremiah (1706–1776), banker and merchant, was born on 20 July 1706 at Evercreech, near Shepton Mallet, Somerset, one of eight children of Levi Ames (d. 1726), grocer, and his first wife, Hannah (d. 1711), daughter of John Watts of Doulting, Somerset...