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Adderley, James Granville (1861–1942), Church of England clergyman and Christian socialist, was born on 1 July 1861 at Hams Hall, Warwickshire, the fifth and youngest son of Charles Bowyer Adderley, first Baron Norton (1814–1905), and his wife, Julia Anne Eliza (d. 1887)...

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James Granville Adderley (1861–1942) by Lafayette, 1932 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Appleby, John (d. 1389), dean of St Paul's, London, and diplomat, exemplifies at once the excesses of careerism and the intellectual sophistication that characterized the upper ranks of the fourteenth-century English church. He was a native of Appleby, Westmorland, and the north of ...

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Askew, Egeon (1575/6–1637), Church of England clergyman, was a native of Lancashire. His family originated from Mulcaster, Cumberland, and lived subsequently at Kirby Ireleth, Lancashire, where Thomas Askew, probably Egeon's younger brother, was instituted vicar in 1606. Having matriculated from Queen's College, Oxford...

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Brand, John [Fitzjohn] (1743–1808), Church of England clergyman and political writer, was born on 6 November 1743 in Norwich, the son of John Brand, a tanner, and his wife, Hannah. His sisters, Mary and Hannah Brand, ran a well-regarded seminary for French education at ...

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Clarke, Henry (1828–1907), Church of England clergyman and politician, was born on 30 April 1828, in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, third of the five sons of John Cordon Clarke, silk dyer, and Mary Waters. His mother converted to Methodism while pregnant with Henry, and dedicated her unborn son to ...

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Clay, John (1796–1858), prison chaplain, was born in Liverpool on 10 May 1796, the fifth son of Thomas Clay (d. 1821), ship- and anchorsmith, and his wife, Mary Lowe. He was a sickly child and was seen by the family as having learning difficulties. He was sent to ...

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Coombe, Thomas (1747–1822), Church of England clergyman and American loyalist, was born on 21 October 1747 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Thomas Coombe (c.1720–1799) and his wife, Sarah, née Rutter. His father was health officer of the port of Philadelphia...

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Cooper, Myles (1736/7–1785), Church of England clergyman and American loyalist, was born near Broughton in Furness, Lancashire, the son of William and Elizabeth Cooper, and was baptized probably on 19 February 1737 at Holy Trinity Church, Millom, Cumberland. He matriculated at Queen's College, Oxford...

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Frederick Lewis Donaldson (1860–1953) by Bassano, 1936 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Donaldson, Frederick Lewis (1860–1953), Church of England clergyman and Christian socialist, was born on 10 September 1860 at 49 Newhall Hill, Ladywood, Birmingham, the second son of Frederick William Donaldson, a master wire drawer, and his wife, Elizabeth Lewis. Educated as a choirboy at ...

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Ecclestone, Alan (1904–1992), Church of England clergyman and communist activist, was born on 3 June 1904 at 233 Princes Road, Stoke-on-Trent, the second of the two children of George Henry Ecclestone (1867–1942), a pottery designer, and his wife, Emily Florence, née Heath (1872–1945)...

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Alan Ecclestone (1904–1992) by unknown photographer, c. 1960 private collection

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Evans, Stanley George (1912–1965), Church of England clergyman and Christian socialist, was educated at Westminster City School, King's College, London, and the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield. In spite of his pastoral and intellectual gifts, after ordination in 1935, and curacies in Shepherd's Bush...

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Gatacre, Thomas (1531/2–1593), member of parliament and Church of England clergyman, was born at Gatacre Hall in the parish of Claverley, Shropshire, third son of William Gatacre (d. 1577) and his wife, Eleanor, née Mytton (d. after 1533). His family, settled there since the time of ...

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Groser, St John Beverley (1890–1966), Church of England clergyman and Christian socialist, was born on 23 June 1890 at Beverley, Western Australia, the youngest son of Thomas Eaton Groser and his wife, Phoebe Wainwright. His parents were missionaries and Groser was sent to school in ...

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Headlam, Stewart Duckworth (1847–1924), Church of England clergyman and Christian socialist, was born on 12 January 1847 in Wavertree, near Liverpool, the elder son and third of four children of Thomas Duckworth Headlam (1806-1885), an insurance underwriter, and his wife Latitia née Simpson (1822-1869). He was educated at ...

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Stewart Duckworth Headlam (1847–1924) by F. A. Swaine © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hickes, John (1633–1685), clergyman, ejected minister, and rebel, was born at Moorhouse Farm in Newsham, near Kirby Wiske, Yorkshire, the son of William Hickes of Stonegrave, Yorkshire, and his wife, Elizabeth Kay of Topcliffe, Yorkshire. After being educated at Thirsk he graduated BA from ...

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Hudson, Michael (1605–1648), Church of England clergyman and royalist agent, was born in Penrith, Cumberland. He went up to Queen's College, Oxford, as 'a poor child', matriculated on 1 February 1622, proceeded BA on 15 February 1626, and took his MA on 29 January 1629. In college he and his brother were friends and contemporaries of the diarist ...