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Hooker, Richard (1554–1600), theologian and philosopher  

A. S. McGrade

Hooker, Richard (1554–1600), theologian and philosopher, was born in or near Exeter in early April 1554. The original name of the family was Vowell, but in the fifteenth century its members began calling themselves Vowell, alias Hooker or Hoker, and in the sixteenth century the original name was generally dropped. ...

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Law, William (1686–1761), devotional writer and nonjuror  

Isabel Rivers

Law, William (1686–1761), devotional writer and nonjuror, was born in the village of King's Cliffe, Northamptonshire, near Stamford, Lincolnshire, and baptized on 3 February 1687 in the parish church, All Saints'. He was the fifth among the eleven children of Thomas Law (...

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Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, d. 1667), Church of Ireland bishop of Down and Connor and religious writer  

John Spurr

Taylor, Jeremy (bap. 1613, d. 1667), Church of Ireland bishop of Down and Connor and religious writer, was born at Cambridge, where he was baptized at Trinity Church on 15 August 1613. He was the third son of Nathaniel Taylor, a barber, and ...