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Ames, William (1576–1633), theologian and university teacher  

Keith L. Sprunger

Ames, William (1576–1633), theologian and university teacher, was born at Ipswich, the son of William Ames, merchant, and his wife, Joane Snelling, also from a Suffolk merchant family. Both of these families were substantial folk. William had one sister, Elizabeth. When the two were quite young, the parents died, and ...

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Ames, William (1576–1633)  

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Arrowsmith, John (1602–1659), college head and theologian  

John Twigg

Arrowsmith, John (1602–1659), college head and theologian, was born on 29 March 1602 in Gateshead; nothing is known of his parents or early life. He entered St John's College, Cambridge, in 1616 and graduated BA in 1620. He proceeded MA in 1623, and in the same year became a fellow of ...

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Baro [Baron], Peter (1534–1599), Reformed minister and religious controversialist  

C. S. Knighton

Baro [Baron], Peter (1534–1599), Reformed minister and religious controversialist, was born at Étampes (Seine-et-Oise), France, the son of Étienne Baron and his wife, Philippe Petit; in his autobiographical notes Peter says he was one of many children, first mentioning brothers Jean...

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Baylee, Joseph (1807–1883), theological teacher and writer  

Thompson Cooper

revised by M. C. Curthoys

Baylee, Joseph (1807–1883), theological teacher and writer, was born on 23 July 1807, at Limerick, the fifth son of John Tyrrell Baylee (1778–1848), a Quaker schoolmaster, and his wife, Jane (1778–1858), granddaughter of Lord Dunboyne and widow of Henry Bennis...

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Brooke, Alan England (1863–1939), biblical scholar and college head  

A. R. Graham-Campbell

revised by Gerald Law

Brooke, Alan England (1863–1939), biblical scholar and college head, was born at Spring Grove, Middlesex, on 1 September 1863, the youngest of the four sons of Richard England Brooke, an Anglican clergyman, and his wife, Harriet, née Hopkins, of Limber Grange, Lincolnshire. The war poet ...

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Bury, Arthur (1623/4–1713), college head and writer on theology  

Jim Benedict

Bury, Arthur (1623/4–1713), college head and writer on theology, was probably born at Sidbury, Devon, the son of John Bury (1580–1667), the vicar there, and his wife, Agnes (d. 1644). He matriculated at Exeter College, Oxford, on 5 April 1639, aged fifteen, graduated BA on 29 November 1642, and became fellow the following year. Deprived of his fellowship by the parliamentary visitors in 1648, he went to live with his father in ...

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Creed, John Martin (1889–1940), Church of England clergyman and theologian  

J. S. B. Smith

revised by Gerald Law

Creed, John Martin (1889–1940), Church of England clergyman and theologian, was born in All Saints' parish, Leicester, on 14 October 1889, the eldest son of Colin John Creed, vicar of All Saints' Church, and his wife, Etheldreda Wright, daughter of Frederick Robert Spackman...

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Duport, John (d. 1617/18), biblical scholar and college head  

Alexandra Shepard

Duport, John (d. 1617/18), biblical scholar and college head, was born in Sheepshed, Leicestershire, the eldest son of Thomas Duport and his wife, Cornelia Norton of Kent. Originally descended from a Normandy family, the Duports had been substantial landholders at Sheepshed since the early fifteenth century. Having matriculated as a pensioner from ...

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Edwards, Jonathan (1638/9–1712), college head and religious controversialist  

Philip Dixon

Edwards, Jonathan (1638/9–1712), college head and religious controversialist, was born in Wrexham, Denbighshire; the identity of his parents is unknown. His entire adult life was spent at the University of Oxford. He matriculated at Christ Church in 1657, graduating BA on 28 October 1659. On 7 March 1662 he was elected fellow of ...

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Fawcett, James (1751–1831), Church of England clergyman and university teacher  

Gordon Goodwin

revised by S. J. Skedd

Fawcett, James (1751–1831), Church of England clergyman and university teacher, was born in Leeds, and baptized at St Peter's on 4 July 1751, the son of Richard Fawcett (1703/4–1783), vicar of St John's, Leeds (1768–83). Suffering from rickets, he had a weakly constitution from an early age. Having been educated at ...

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Frank, Mark (bap. 1612, d. 1664), college head and theologian  

Kenneth W. Stevenson

Frank, Mark (bap. 1612, d. 1664), college head and theologian, was baptized on 29 December 1612 at Little Brickhill, Buckinghamshire, the son of Humfrey Frank, rector there, and his wife, Elizabeth. Nothing is known about his early education, but on 4 July 1627 he went up to ...

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Fulke, William (1536/7–1589), theologian and college head  

Richard Bauckham

Fulke, William (1536/7–1589), theologian and college head, was the son of Christopher Fulke, a prosperous citizen of London; he gave his age as twenty-nine on 30 October 1566. His mother's name is not known and only one sibling, Samuel, is certainly recorded. Both ...

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Garbett, James (1802–1879), Church of England clergyman and theologian  

Ronald Dent Kuykendall

Garbett, James (1802–1879), Church of England clergyman and theologian, was born at Hereford, the eldest of six sons of the Revd James Garbett (1775–1857), prebendary of Hereford, and his wife, Charlotte née Merrick (1775/6–1847). Edward Garbett (1817–1887) was his brother. He passed from the ...

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Green, Vivian Hubert Howard (1915–2005), Church of England clergyman, historian, and college head  

Paul Langford

Green, Vivian Hubert Howard (1915–2005), Church of England clergyman, historian, and college head, was born on 18 November 1915 at 101 Thurlby Road, Wembley, Middlesex, the only child of Hubert James Green, law stationer's clerk, and son of a Hampstead master tailor, and his wife, ...

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Holland, Thomas (d. 1612), theologian  

J. Andreas Löwe

Holland, Thomas (d. 1612), theologian, was born in Ludlow, Shropshire, the second son of William Holland of Burwarton in the same county. He was educated at Oxford, where he gained an exhibition at Oriel College on 23 September 1569 and graduated BA on 9 December 1570. He probably entered the ...

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Hutchinson, Ralph (1552?–1606), biblical scholar and college head  

Alexandra Shepard

Hutchinson, Ralph (1552?–1606), biblical scholar and college head, was born in London and educated at Merchant Taylors' School. Concerned that his father, John Hutchinson, was 'greatly charged with a great nombre of children', Joan White (in her capacity as the widow of the founder, ...

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Ince, William (1825–1910), Church of England clergyman and theologian  

Andrew Clark

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

Ince, William (1825–1910), Church of England clergyman and theologian, born in St James's parish, Clerkenwell, London, on 7 June 1825, was the son of William Ince, sometime president of the Pharmaceutical Society of London, and his wife, Hannah Goodwin Dakin. He was educated at ...

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Jenkin, Robert (bap. 1656, d. 1727), college head and religious controversialist  

D. A. Brunton

Jenkin, Robert (bap. 1656, d. 1727), college head and religious controversialist, was born on the Isle of Thanet, Kent, and was baptized at Minster on the Isle of Thanet on 31 January 1656, the son of Thomas Jenkin, a yeoman of Thanet with a good estate, and his wife, ...