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Adams, Thomas (1631/2–1670), ejected minister and writer on Christian doctrine  

Caroline L. Leachman

Adams, Thomas (1631/2–1670), ejected minister and writer on Christian doctrine, was born at Woodchurch parsonage, Cheshire, one of at least three sons of Charles Adams and his wife, Isabel Bennet 'the daughter of a worthy gentleman'—Thomas Bennet, from the same parish (...

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Alleine, Joseph (bap. 1634, d. 1668), ejected minister and devotional writer  

Brian W. Kirk

Alleine, Joseph (bap. 1634, d. 1668), ejected minister and devotional writer, was born in a house next to the Poultry Market, Devizes, Wiltshire, and baptized on 8 April 1634, at St John's Church, there, the fourth child of Tobias Alleine (d. 1667)...

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Baxter, Richard (1615–1691), ejected minister and religious writer  

N. H. Keeble

Baxter, Richard (1615–1691), ejected minister and religious writer, was born in the village of Rowton, Shropshire, on 12 November 1615, the son of Richard Baxter (d. 1663) of Eaton Constantine, Shropshire, and his wife, Beatrice Adeney (d. 1635). He was baptized in the parish church at ...

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Richard Baxter (1615–1691) attrib. John Riley by permission of Dr Williams's Library

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Button, Ralph (1611/12–1680), nonconformist tutor  

J. H. Curthoys

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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Cheynell, Francis (bap. 1608, d. 1665), ejected minister and religious controversialist  

Roger Pooley

Cheynell, Francis (bap. 1608, d. 1665), ejected minister and religious controversialist, was born in Oxford and baptized at St Mary the Virgin Church on 6 July 1608, the son of John Cheynell (1561/2–1613), physician, and his wife, Bridget (d. 1645), daughter of ...

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Clapham, Henoch (fl. 1585–1614), writer on theology and preacher  

Alexandra Walsham

Clapham, Henoch (fl. 1585–1614), writer on theology and preacher, appears to have been a native of the county of Lincolnshire. His parentage is unclear, though the dedications to some of his works suggest a connection with the gentry family with the same name from ...

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Connelly, Pierce (1804–1883), apostate Episcopal priest and anti-Catholic pamphleteer  

D. G. Paz

Connelly, Pierce (1804–1883), apostate Episcopal priest and anti-Catholic pamphleteer, was born on 9 August 1804 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the eldest of four sons of Henry Connelly, a cabinet-maker, and his second wife, Elizabeth Pierce. He married Cornelia Peacock [see Connelly, Cornelia (1809-1879)...

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Coppin, Richard (fl. c. 1645–1659), nonconformist preacher and writer  

Nigel Smith

Coppin, Richard (fl. c. 1645–1659), nonconformist preacher and writer, about whom little is known except what he recounts in Truths Testimony (1655), was probably from Kent, and grew up to be an unexceptional pious believer within the established church. He was probably a student at ...

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Everard, John (1584?–1640/41), preacher and religious controversialist  

Elizabeth Allen

Everard, John (1584?–1640/41), preacher and religious controversialist, has been identified as the John Everard born on 19 April 1584 and baptized the same day at St Peter's, Deene, Northamptonshire, the second child and eldest son of Christopher Everard (d. 1608), rector there, and his wife, ...

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John Everard (1584?–164041) by Thomas Cross, pubd 1659 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Frankland, Richard (1630–1698), nonconformist tutor  

Stuart Handley

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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Huntington, William (1745–1813), preacher and religious writer  

Clare Brant

Huntington, William (1745–1813), preacher and religious writer, was born on 2 February 1745 in a cottage at the Four Wents, on the road between Goudhurst and Cranbrook, Kent, the natural son of Barnabas Russel, farmer, and baptized on 14 November 1750 at Cranbrook church...

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Huntington, William (1745–1813)  

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William Huntington (1745–1813) by Domenico Pellegrini, 1803 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lawrence [Laurence], Edward (d. 1695), ejected minister and religious writer  

C. D. Gilbert

Lawrence [Laurence], Edward (d. 1695), ejected minister and religious writer, was born in Moston in Hawkstone, Shropshire, the son of William Laurence of Shrewsbury and his wife (d. 1653); although Edmund Calamy gives 1623 as his date of birth his matriculation record suggests 1627/8. Having attended ...

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Mocket, Thomas (c. 1602–1670?), ejected minister and religious controversialist  

Vivienne Larminie

Mocket, Thomas (c. 1602–1670?), ejected minister and religious controversialist, was born in Kent of unknown parents. He matriculated from Queens' College, Cambridge, in the Easter term of 1622, graduated BA early in 1626, and proceeded MA in 1631 (incorporated at Oxford in July 1639). From an unknown date he ministered to the people of ...

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Newcomen, Matthew (d. 1669), clergyman and ejected minister and religious controversialist  

Tom Webster

Newcomen, Matthew (d. 1669), clergyman and ejected minister and religious controversialist, was the second son of Stephen Newcomen (1557/8–1629), vicar of St Peter's, Colchester, Essex.

After education under William Kempe at the Royal Grammar School, Colchester, on 8 November 1626 he matriculated from ...

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Saltmarsh, John (d. 1647), preacher and religious controversialist  

Roger Pooley

Saltmarsh, John (d. 1647), preacher and religious controversialist, came from Saltmarsh in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Having matriculated as a pensioner from Magdalene College, Cambridge, in 1627, he graduated BA in 1633 and proceeded MA in 1636. His first published writing was a collection of Latin and English poems on scriptural subjects, ...

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Shuttlewood, John (1632–1689), clergyman, ejected minister, and nonconformist tutor  

David L. Wykes

Shuttlewood, John (1632–1689), clergyman, ejected minister, and nonconformist tutor, was born on 3 January 1632 at Wymeswold, Leicestershire, the son of William Shuttlewood of Wymeswold. After attending grammar school in Leicester he was admitted to Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1650, and elected a scholar in 1651. He married ...