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Blackadder, Adam (b. 1659, d. in or after 1696), merchant and writer on covenanting, was probably born in the parish of Troqueer, near Dumfries, the second son of John Blackadder (1615/1623?–1686), the minister there, and his wife, Janet Haining (d. 1688). Among his brothers were ...

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Cutler, Ann (1759–1794), hand-loom weaver and Methodist evangelist, was born in Thornley, near Longridge, in the parish of Chipping, Lancashire; nothing is known of her parents. After living a strict, moral life she was converted in 1785 by the revivalist Wesleyan William Bramwell...

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Hardcastle, Joseph (1752–1819), merchant and evangelical activist, was born in Leeds on 7 December 1752, the younger son of John Hardcastle (fl. 1720–1766) and his wife, née Snowden, whose forename is unknown (d. 1787). In 1766 he came to London to live with his uncle, ...

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Heton, George (b. c. 1515, d. in or after 1598), merchant and religious activist, was described in the memorial inscription of his son Martin Heton, bishop of Ely, as (armiger (esquire)), and as descended from the family of Heton of Lancashire...

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Heton, Thomas (b. c. 1520, d. in or after 1587), merchant and religious activist, was probably the Thomas Etton made free of the Mercers' Company in 1539 as late apprentice of William Locke. Such a date suggests he was born about 1520. The memorial inscription of his nephew ...

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Rowntree, John Wilhelm (1868–1905), chocolate manufacturer and religious activist, was born on 4 September 1868 at Top House, St Mary's, York, the eldest of the six children of Joseph Rowntree (1836–1925) and his second wife, (Emma) Antoinette (1846–1924), daughter of Wilhelm Seebohm of ...

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Russell, William (1740–1818), merchant and reformer, was born in Birmingham on 11 November 1740, the eldest son of Thomas Russell (1696–1760), ironmaster and merchant, and his wife, Frances (1713–1767), daughter of Thomas Pougher of Leicester. He was educated for a mercantile life. There were several ...

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Wilson, Salim Charles [Hatashil Masha Kathish; Atobhil Macar Kathiec] (c. 1859–1946), freed slave and Christian evangelist, was born in Amerwai village, among the Gok Dinka people in southern Sudan, the eldest son of Kathiec, otherwise Kathish, whom he later described as an elected chief. Captured by Arab slavers about 1876 in a raid in which his father was killed, he was given the Arabic name ...