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Folger, Peter (1617–1690), interpreter and public official in America, was born in Norwich, the son of John Folger and Meriba Gibbs. Little is known of Folger until 1635, when he and his widower father moved to Massachusetts. During the voyage Folger met Mary Morrill...

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William Kenrick (1729/3030–1779) by Thomas Worlidge © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Kenrick, William (1729/30–1779), writer and translator, was the son of Robert Kenerick, staymaker, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, and his wife, Mary (1708/9–1789). A member of a Baptist family, Kenrick attended probably either Philip James's Baptist school or Thomas Squire's Quaker school. Apprenticed in 1745 to ...

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Okely, Francis (1719–1794), Moravian minister and translator of mystical writings, was born at Bedford on 27 March 1719, the first child of Francis Okely (d. c.1733), wig maker, and Ann (1691–1766), the daughter of John Battison. His mother came from a respectable ...

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Ryland, Jonathan Edwards (1798–1866), translator and writer, was born at Northampton on 5 May 1798, the only son of John Ryland (1753–1825), Baptist minister, and his second wife, Frances, eldest daughter of William Barrett. His earlier years were spent in Bristol. He was educated at ...

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Wyon, Olive (1881–1966), translator and theologian, was born on 7 March 1881 at 53 Maitland Park Road, Kentish Town, London, the eldest of the two sons and three daughters of Allan Wyon [see under Wyon family] and his wife, Harriet Gairdner...

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Yang [née Tayler], Gladys Margaret (1919–1999), translator, was born on 19 January 1919 at the Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, China, the second daughter and third of the five children of John Bernard Tayler (1878–1951), professor of economics at Yenching (Yanjing)...