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Alexander Gordon

revised by David Huddleston

Alexander, William Lindsay (1808–1884), Congregational minister, eldest son of William Alexander (1781–1866), wine merchant, and his wife, Elizabeth Lindsay (d. 1848), was born at Leith on 24 August 1808. Having attended Leith high school and a boarding-school at East Linton, he entered ...

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Allen, John (c. 1596–1671), minister in America, was born to unknown parents. He matriculated as a pensioner at Christ's College, Cambridge, in July 1613, graduating BA in 1617 and proceeding MA in 1620 (not, as Venn says, from Gonville and Caius College). He was ordained priest at ...

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Henry Allon (1818–1892) by Lock & Whitfield, pubd 1879 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Allon, Henry (1818–1892), Congregational minister and leader, was born at Welton, near Hull, on 13 October 1818, the son of William Allon (d. 1878), a builder and later estate steward, and Mary Allon. He followed his father in apprenticeship to a builder in ...

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Aveling, Thomas William Baxter (1815–1884), Congregational minister, was born at Castletown on the Isle of Man, on 11 May 1815, the elder of two surviving sons of William Aveling (1773–1818), a soldier, and his wife Bridget, née Meehan (1790–1840), who was Irish. After his father’s death, his mother married again, to ...

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J. M. Rigg

revised by J. M. V. Quinn

Barker, Thomas Richard (1798–1870), Congregational minister, born in Bassishaw Street, London on 30 November 1798, the son of Thomas Barker, a draper, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Chapman. He was educated at Christ's Hospital (1807–16) and hoped to go on to Cambridge with a view to ordination in the ...

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J. M. Rigg

revised by J. M. V. Quinn

Bayley, Robert Slater (1801–1859), Congregational minister, was born in Birmingham where he was baptized on 7 April 1801, the son of John Bayley and his wife Sarah Slater. He was educated at Highbury College, and took up his first pastorate at Louth, in ...

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Belden, Albert David (1883–1964), Congregational minister, was born on 17 February 1883 at 109 Great Dover Street, London, the son of William Belden (fl. 1850–1914), boot tree and last manufacturer, and his wife, Hester Evans. He was educated at Wilson's Grammar School, Camberwell...

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Belknap, Jeremy (1744–1798), Congregationalist minister in America and historian, was born on 4 June 1744 in Ann Street, Boston, Massachusetts, the eldest son of Joseph Belknap (d. 1797), a moderately prosperous leather dresser and furrier, and Sarah Byles. A fifth-generation New Englander on his father's side, ...

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W. G. Blaikie

revised by R. Tudur Jones

Bennett, James (1774–1862), Congregational minister, was born in east London on 22 May 1774. His early education there he considered a waste of time and he was set to work with an overbearing tradesman. He moved to Bath and was converted there on 13 August 1792, under Methodist influence. He began to preach in the neighbourhood on 24 December 1792. On 17 October 1793 he entered the academy at ...

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William Henry Bennett (1855–1920) by James Russell & Sons, pubd 1907–9 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bennett, William Henry (1855–1920), Congregational minister and biblical scholar, was born on 22 May 1855 at 1 Conduit Street, Paddington, London, the son of William Emmanuel Bennett, draper, and his wife, Emily Brice. He was educated at the City of London School under ...

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Sidney Malcolm Berry (1881–1961) by Howard Coster, 1950s © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Berry, Sidney Malcolm (1881–1961), Congregational minister, was born on 25 July 1881 at Southport, Lancashire, the younger son of Charles Albert Berry (1852–1899) and his wife, Mary Agnes Martin. He was always proud to think of himself as a Lancastrian. His father was then becoming widely known as a minister to large and flourishing Congregational churches in ...

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Thomas Binney (1798–1874) by London Stereoscopic Co. © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Binney [Benny], Thomas (1798–1874), Congregational minister, was born on 30 April 1798 at Newcastle upon Tyne, presumably the Thomas Benny who was baptized on 3 June 1798 at Wall Knoll Presbyterian Chapel. If so, he was the son of John Benny, who was baptized on 5 September 1759 at ...

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Brown, James Baldwin, the younger (1820–1884), Congregational minister, was born on 19 August 1820 at 10 Harcourt Buildings, Inner Temple, London, the son of Dr James Baldwin Brown the elder (1790–1843), barrister, and his wife Mary (d. 1858), who was the sister of the Independent minister ...

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Alexander Gordon

revised by Anne Pimlott Baker

Browne, John (1823–1886), Congregational minister and historian, was born on 6 February 1823 at North Walsham, Norfolk, the elder son in the family of two sons and two daughters of James Browne (1781–1857), Congregational minister of North Walsham, and his first wife, Eliza (...

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Bulkeley, Peter (1583–1659), minister in America, was born on 31 January 1583 in Odell, Bedfordshire, to Dr Edward Bulkeley, rector of Odell (d. 1621), and his wife, Olive (Olyff) Irby. He studied at St John's College, Cambridge, where, in 1605, he graduated BA and became a fellow; he proceeded MA in 1608. Ordained at ...