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Paley, William (1743–1805), theologian and moralist  

James E. Crimmins

Paley, William (1743–1805), theologian and moralist, was born in July 1743 in Peterborough and baptized on 30 August in Peterborough Cathedral, the only son and eldest of four children of William Paley (1711–1799) and Elizabeth Clapham (1713?–1796), both of Giggleswick in the West Riding of Yorkshire...

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Tindal, Matthew (bap. 1657, d. 1733), freethinker and religious controversialist  

B. W. Young

Tindal, Matthew (bap. 1657, d. 1733), freethinker and religious controversialist, was baptized on 12 May 1657 at Bere Ferrers, Devon, the son of John Tindal, who was the minister there, and his wife, Anne Halse. He was taught by his father before entering ...

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Wright, Leonard (d. in or after 1591), religious controversialist and moralist  

J. Sears McGee

Wright, Leonard (d. in or after 1591), religious controversialist and moralist, may have been the son of William Wright of Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, who attended schools in Bassingbourn and Walkern, Hertfordshire, matriculated as a pensioner at St John's College, Cambridge at Michaelmas 1572, and migrated to ...