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Boye, Rice (fl. c. 1629–1636), Church of England clergyman and separatist minister, preached in the west country at some point in the late 1620s, most probably in Gloucestershire, although the precise location of his cure is unknown. About 1629 he found himself in conflict with ...

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Brereley, Roger (bap. 1586, d. 1637), Church of England clergyman and separatist leader, was born in Marland, then a hamlet in the parish of Rochdale, and baptized in the parish church on 7 August 1586. His father, Thomas Brereley, and his grandfather Roger Brereley...

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Cottisford [Cottesforde], Thomas (d. 1555), clergyman and evangelical reformer, was born at Winchester and studied at both Oxford and Cambridge. In his 'Epistle to an Englyshe Marchaunt' of Winchester, written from Marian exile, he thanked the addressee for his gifts 'whan I was a student at ...

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Forester, James (c. 1560–1622?), separatist apostate and Church of England clergyman, was born in Cambridge of unknown parents. He matriculated at Clare College, Cambridge, in Easter term 1576, graduating BA in 1580 and MA in 1583. Forester was ordained deacon on 21 July 1585, aged twenty-five, by the bishop of ...

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Gilpin, Bernard (1516–1584), Church of England clergyman and preacher, was a younger son of Edwin Gilpin, who came from a family of well-established Westmorland gentry settled at Kentmere, and his wife, Margaret, daughter of William Layton of Delamain, Cumberland, and niece of Cuthbert Tunstall...

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Grew, Obadiah (bap. 1607, d. 1689), ejected clergyman and nonconformist minister, was baptized at Mancetter, Atherstone, Warwickshire, on 22 November 1607, the third son of Francis Grew and Elizabeth Denison, whose brother John Denison (1569/70–1629) was schoolmaster and vicar in Reading. Obadiah was educated by his uncle and at ...

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Mostyn, Ambrose (c. 1610–1663), clergyman and puritan preacher, was born in north Wales, a younger son of Dr Henry Mostyn of Calcot Hall, in Brynford parish, and Bychton in Mostyn parish, Flintshire. His mother's forename was Ellin, but her surname before marriage to ...

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Nicholls, Henry (1612/13–1670), Church of England clergyman and Independent minister, was born probably in Cowbridge, in the Vale of Glamorgan. The surname Nicholls, with many variant spellings, was common in that district, and he may have been related to the gentry family of ...

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Nicholls, Josias (c. 1553–1639/40), Church of England minister and religious controversialist, was probably born in Canterbury, the son of George Nicholls, a member of the city's ruling oligarchy. At the local cathedral grammar school he was exposed to the distinctly protestant influence of the masters, ...

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Prime, John (1549/50–1596), Church of England clergyman and preacher, was born in Holywell parish, Oxford—according to Anthony Wood, son of Robert Prime, a fletcher. Scholar of Winchester College from 1564 and then of New College, Oxford, from 1569, he became fellow there in 1571, gaining his BA in 1572 and his MA in 1576. Ordained in 1575, he then proceeded to supplicate successfully for a university preaching licence in 1581, and for the degrees of BTh and DTh in 1584 and 1588 respectively. He established a reputation for aggressively protestant preaching, and fittingly dedicated to ...

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Pulleyne [Pullain], John (c. 1517–1565), preacher and Church of England clergyman, was reputedly born in Yorkshire. He was educated at Oxford, graduating in 1540 and proceeding MA in 1544, and ordained successively deacon on 20 November 1550 and priest on 29 March 1551 to the title of ...

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Rudd, Sayer (d. 1757), dissenting minister and Church of England clergyman, was a minister of fluctuating religious convictions, whose first ministerial experience seems to have been as an assistant pastor in the Particular Baptist chapel in Glasshouse Street, Westminster, around the period 1716 to 1723. Later he was a member of ...

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Settle, Thomas (1555–1622), Church of England clergyman and separatist, was born to unknown parents. Nothing is known of his early life before he matriculated as a pensioner from Queens' College, Cambridge, at Michaelmas 1575. He left Cambridge about 1579 without a degree. On 1 March 1580 ...

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Traske, John (c. 1585–1636), Church of England clergyman and separatist minister, was born in Somerset, the son of unidentified parents described only as 'godly'. He began his career as a schoolmaster in his home county. Although he received no university training, Traske managed to acquire a level of scriptural and theological fluency sufficient to convince diocesan authorities that he was fit for ordination, which came in 1611. In September 1611 he assumed the curacy of ...

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Trelawny, Sir Harry, seventh baronet (bap. 1756, d. 1834), dissenting minister, Church of England clergyman, and Roman Catholic priest, was baptized at St Budeaux, Devon, on 26 June 1756, the only son of Sir William Trelawny, sixth baronet (1722/3–1772) [see under Trelawny, Edward...

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Whately, William (1583–1639), Church of England clergyman and puritan preacher, was born at Banbury, Oxfordshire, on 21 May 1583, the son of Thomas Whately (1550–1637), mercer, alderman, and twice mayor of the town, and his wife, Joyce Knight (d. 1612). He matriculated from ...