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Belsham, Thomas (1750–1829), Unitarian minister, was born in Bedford on 15 April 1750, the eldest son (of four) and the eldest child (of eight) of the Revd James Belsham (d. 1770) and his wife, Ann(e) Woodward (d. 1780), eldest child of ...

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Thomas Belsham (1750–1829) by Henry Howard, exh. RA 1809 by permission of Dr Williams's Library

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Berry, Charles (1783–1877), Unitarian minister, was born on 10 November 1783 at Romsey, Hampshire, the third of four sons of the Revd John Berry (1757–1821), Independent minister at Shaftesbury (1778–80), Romsey (1780–94), and West Bromwich (1794–6), then classical tutor at Homerton College (1797–1800), minister at ...

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Bransby, James Hews (1783–1847), Unitarian minister and writer, was born in Ipswich, the son of John Bransby (1762?–1837), an instrument maker, fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, author of a treatise entitled The Use of the Globes (1791), and editor of the Ipswich Magazine...

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Field, William (1768–1851), Unitarian minister, was born at Stoke Newington on 6 January 1768, the fifth son of eleven children born to John (1718/19–1796) and Anne Field (1730/31–1797). John Field was a prosperous medical practitioner in London, an active member of the Society of Apothecaries of London...

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Johns, William (1771–1845), Unitarian minister and author, was born in the parish of Killymaenllwyd in Pembrokeshire, the son of a tenant farmer. Conflicts in accounts of his early life are probably irresolvable. That he worked with his father is an easy assumption; that he spoke no English until the age of sixteen seems improbable if he was introduced to Latin and Greek at the village school or, as the ...

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Malleson, John Philip (1796–1869), Unitarian minister and schoolmaster, was born in Battersea, Surrey, on 11 February 1796, the fourth and youngest son of Thomas Malleson (1752?–1820) and his wife, Mary (1759?–1823), third daughter of Frederick Gibson, merchant of Cheapside. Thomas Malleson was a silversmith in ...

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Morell, John (1775–1840), Unitarian minister and schoolmaster, was born on 16 May 1775 at Maldon, Essex, the second of the four children of Stephen Morell (1727–1815) and his wife, Mary, née King (1739–1810). His great-grandfather Daniel Morell (b. 1666) was a Huguenot from the ...

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Vidler, William (1758–1816), Universalist minister and Unitarian preacher, was born on 4 May 1758 at Battle, Sussex, the tenth and last child of John Vidler (d. 1780) and Elizabeth Bowling. He was apprenticed to his father, a stonemason, a trade for which, as an asthmatic, he was hardly suited. When ...

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Wellbeloved, Charles (1769–1858), Unitarian minister and tutor, was born on 6 April 1769 in Denmark Street, St Giles, London, the only child of John Wellbeloved (1742–1787) and his wife, Elizabeth (b. 1747), daughter of Thomas Plaw. Owing to his parents' unhappy marriage he was brought up from the age of four by his grandfather ...