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Edwin Cannan

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Fothergill, Anthony (1685/6–1761), landowner and theological writer, was baptized on 9 December 1686 at Ravenstone, Westmorland, the youngest son of Thomas Fothergill of Brownber, Ravenstonedale, farmer. Like his forefathers and descendants for many generations, he owned the estate of Brownber and lived and died there. Though he is said to have had no '...


Sempill, Sir James (1566?–1626), courtier and religious controversialist, was the eldest son of John Sempill (d. 1579) and his wife, Mary Livingston [see under Queen's Maries (1548–1567)], daughter of Alexander, fifth Lord Livingstone, and grandson of Robert Sempill, third Lord Sempill...