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Angell, John (d. 1655), preacher and schoolmaster, was probably born in Gloucestershire. According to Anthony Wood, he was admitted to Magdalen Hall, Oxford, about the early months of 1610. Having subscribed to the Thirty-Nine Articles in April 1613 he graduated BA on 9 February 1614 and proceeded MA on 5 July 1616. At an unknown date, again according to ...

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Alexander Gordon

revised by W. N. Terry

Ashworth, Caleb (d. 1775), dissenting minister and tutor, was born at Clough Fold, near Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire, one of three sons of Richard Ashworth (1667–1751), a Particular Baptist lay preacher. His date of birth is uncertain: in his funeral address in 1775 Samuel Palmer...

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Bingham, John (1612/13–1689), ejected minister and classical and oriental scholar, was born at Derby, the son of Henry Bingham. After attending Repton School from 1628, he was admitted sizar at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, on 10 June 1631, aged eighteen. Having moved to ...

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Birch, Samuel (1620/21–1680), ejected minister and schoolmaster, was baptized in Manchester on 18 February 1621, a younger son of Samuel Birch (d. in or after 1648) of Ardwick Manor, Manchester, and Mary (d. 1659/60), daughter of Ralph Smith of Doblane House, Lancashire...

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Boyd, Zachary (1585–1653), Church of Scotland minister and university administrator, was born in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, of unknown parentage. He matriculated at Glasgow University in 1601, and graduated MA from St Andrews in 1607. Perhaps encouraged by his cousin Robert Boyd of Trochrig he completed his education at the protestant ...

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Burghall, Edward (bap. 1600, d. 1665), clergyman and ejected minister, and schoolmaster, was baptized on 9 December 1600 at Beeston township in the parish of Bunbury, Cheshire, one of seven known children of Hugh Burghall (d. 1632) of Beeston, in Bunbury, a yeoman of an established local family, and his wife, ...

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Button, Ralph (1611/12–1680), nonconformist tutor, was born in Bishopstone, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, the son of Robert Button. He was educated at a local grammar school and then at Exeter College, Oxford, where he matriculated in December 1631, aged nineteen. Button was a favourite pupil of the rector of ...

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Cawton, Thomas (bap. 1642, d. 1677), orientalist and nonconformist minister, was baptized at Wivenhoe, Essex, on 23 September 1642, the eldest son of Thomas Cawton (1605–1659), a distinguished divine and vicar of the parish, and Elizabeth, daughter of the preacher William Jenkyn. In 1644 the family moved to ...

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Dell, William (d. 1669), ejected minister and educational reformer, was admitted sizar at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, in April 1624; there is no reliable information about his early life. He graduated BA in 1628 and MA in 1631, subsequently becoming a fellow. With the support of ...

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Alexander Gordon

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Eames, John (1686–1744), Independent layman and tutor, was born on 2 February 1686, the son of John Eames (b. 1645), of Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. Like his father, he was educated at the Merchant Taylors' School in London, from 1696 to 1702. His intent was to enter the ministry, but following training he found that he was totally unsuited to preaching. He is supposed to have preached but once. '...

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Frankland, Richard (1630–1698), nonconformist tutor, was born on 1 November 1630, at Rathmell, Giggleswick, Yorkshire, the son of John Frankland (d. before 1650). Between 1642 and 1648 he was educated at Giggleswick grammar school, before being admitted on 18 May 1648 at ...

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Richard Frankland (1630–1698) by unknown artist by permission of Dr Williams's Library

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Holbeach [Holbech], Martin (bap. 1597, d. 1670), schoolmaster and ejected minister, was baptized at Fillongley, Warwickshire, on 28 August 1597, the second of at least three sons of George Holbech and Millicent, daughter of John Poultney, probably of Exhall, near Coventry. The Holbechs or Holbeechs...

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Hopkins, William (1647–1700), Church of England clergyman and antiquary, was born at Evesham, Worcestershire, on 2 August 1647, and baptized on 28 August, the son of George Hopkins (1620–1666), clergyman and ejected minister, then vicar of All Saints, Evesham. It is not certainly known whether the wife who survived ...

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Jones, Samuel (1628–1697), nonconformist minister and founder of a nonconformist academy, was born near Chirk Castle, Denbighshire, the son of John Roberts of Corwen, Merioneth. According to Welsh custom he adopted his father's forename for his surname. Nothing further is known with certainty of his immediate family, and there is no record of his early education. He matriculated at ...

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Jones, Samuel (1681/2–1719), nonconformist tutor, was the son of Malachi Jones (d. 1729), nonconformist minister in Herefordshire until he emigrated to America about 1711. In February 1704 the Congregational Fund board examined him as a candidate for the ministry and resolved to grant him the full allowance. He was educated for the nonconformist ministry first at ...

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Alexander Gordon

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Lloyd, Charles (1766–1829), dissenting minister and schoolmaster, was born at Llwynrhydowen, Cardiganshire, on 18 December 1766. He was the third son and fourth child of five born to David Lloyd (1724–1779), Presbyterian minister there, and his second wife, Letitia Lloyd of Llanfechan; a sister had been born in the first marriage. On his father's death his education for the ministry was undertaken by his uncle ...

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Morton, Charles (bap. 1627, d. 1698), nonconformist minister and tutor, was born at Pendavy, Cornwall, and baptized at Egloshayle in the same county on 18 February 1627, the son of Nicholas Morton (d. 1640), clergyman, and Frances, daughter of Thomas Kestell of ...

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Oakes, Urian (c. 1631–1681), ejected minister and college head, was born in England, possibly in or near London, the son of Edward Oakes (c.1604–1689), yeoman and Massachusetts Bay Colony representative, and his wife, Jane (d. after 1691). The English origins of the ...

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Ogden, Samuel (1627/8–1697), ejected minister and schoolmaster, was born at Fowleach, Oldham, the son of John Ogden, a yeoman, and attended school for three years at nearby Littleborough. He was admitted at Christ's College, Cambridge, on 4 May 1648, aged twenty, under the supervision of ...