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Badcock, Samuel (1747–1788), theologian and writer on literature  

W. P. Courtney

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Badcock, Samuel (1747–1788), theologian and writer on literature, was born at South Molton, Devon, on 23 February 1747, the son of a butcher. His mother's maiden name was Plake. His parents were dissenters and he was educated at a dissenting academy at Ottery St Mary...

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Jortin, John (1698–1770), ecclesiastical historian and literary critic  

B. W. Young

Jortin, John (1698–1770), ecclesiastical historian and literary critic, was born on 23 October 1698 in the parish of St Giles-in-the-Fields, London, the son of a French Huguenot, Renatus Jortin (d. 1707), government official, who had been educated at Saumur, and Martha...

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Williams, Charles Walter Stansby (1886–1945), writer on literature and theology  

Walter Hooper

Williams, Charles Walter Stansby (1886–1945), writer on literature and theology, was born on 20 September 1886 at 3 Spencer Road, Holloway, London, the surviving member of twins born to Richard Walter Stansby Williams (1848–1929), clerk, and his wife, Mary Wall (1856–1948), daughter of ...