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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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Cleworth, Thomas Ebenezer (1854–1909), religious educationist  

J. E. G. de Montmorency

revised by M. C. Curthoys

Cleworth, Thomas Ebenezer (1854–1909), religious educationist, eldest survivor of the seven sons and five daughters of Enoch Cleworth of Tyldesley, near Manchester, and Mary Sykes of Heywood, was born at Westminster on 2 April 1854, his father at that date being a 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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Frankland, Richard (1630–1698)  

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Richard Frankland (1630–1698) by unknown artist by permission of Dr Williams's Library

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Mayer, Matthew (1740–1814), Methodist preacher and promoter of the Sunday school movement  

Henry D. Rack

Mayer, Matthew (1740–1814), Methodist preacher and promoter of the Sunday school movement, was born on 4 November 1740 at Portwood Hall estate, near Stockport, Cheshire, the son of John Mayer, yeoman farmer (d. 1775), and his wife, Hannah. Educated at a good country school, ...

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Mimpriss, Robert (1797–1875), Sunday school worker  

E. G. Hawke

revised by M. C. Curthoys

Mimpriss, Robert (1797–1875), Sunday school worker, was born at Deptford, Kent, on 14 January 1797, into a devout home of Welsh origin. His father was an official in Deptford Dockyard, and had nine sons, of whom Robert and Thomas, afterwards a surgeon, alone survived infancy. After education at a ...

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Moore, John (bap. 1643, d. 1717), Presbyterian minister and nonconformist tutor  

M. J. Mercer

Moore, John (bap. 1643, d. 1717), Presbyterian minister and nonconformist tutor, the son of John Moore of Musbury, Devon, was baptized there on 5 August 1643. He was educated at the grammar school at Colyton, Devon. From there he went to Brasenose College, Oxford...

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Owen, Charles (d. 1746), Presbyterian minister and nonconformist tutor  

David L. Wykes

Owen, Charles (d. 1746), Presbyterian minister and nonconformist tutor, was the third son of John Owen, of Bryn, Aber-nant parish, Carmarthenshire, and younger brother of James Owen (1654–1706). His parents were 'inviolably firm' to the Church of England (C. Owen...

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Raikes, Robert (1736–1811)  

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Robert Raikes (1736–1811) by George Romney, 1784–8 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Raikes, Robert (1736–1811), promoter of Sunday schools  

Anita McConnell

Raikes, Robert (1736–1811), promoter of Sunday schools, was born at Gloucester on 14 September 1736 and baptized on 24 September. He was the eldest of six sons, followed by one daughter, of Robert Raikes (bap. 1690, d. 1757), printer, and his third wife, ...

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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 ...

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Veal [Veel], Edward (1632/3–1708), clergyman, ejected minister, and nonconformist tutor  

Alexander Gordon

revised by Caroline L. Leachman

Veal [Veel], Edward (1632/3–1708), clergyman, ejected minister, and nonconformist tutor, is of uncertain origins. He is perhaps the son of the Lancashire gentleman Edward Veal of Laughton who was an elder of the seventh Lancashire classis in 1646. It has, however, also been suggested that he was probably born in ...