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Biscoe, Richard (1687/8–1748), theologian  

David L. Wykes

Biscoe, Richard (1687/8–1748), theologian, of unknown parents, was educated for the nonconformist ministry at Samuel Benion's academy, Shrewsbury, from about 1706 until Benion's death in 1708, and later at Leiden University. He was ordained on 19 December 1716 at the Old Jewry meeting-house, London...


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Butler, Joseph (1692–1752)  

Maker: Mr Taylor of Durham


Joseph Butler (1692–1752) by Mr Taylor of Durham, 1750–52 by kind permission of the Lord Bishop of Durham and the Church Commissioners of England. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London


Butler, Joseph (1692–1752), moral philosopher and theologian  

Christopher Cunliffe

Butler, Joseph (1692–1752), moral philosopher and theologian, was born on 18 May 1692 in Wantage, Berkshire. He was the youngest among the eight children of Thomas Butler (d. 1731), variously described as a prominent cloth merchant or linen draper in the town and as '...


Davy, William (1744–1826), theologian  

Thompson Cooper

revised by Ian Maxted

Davy, William (1744–1826), theologian, son of Francis and Mary Davy, was born at Downhouse in the parish of Tavistock, Devon, on 4 March 1744. He was baptized on 27 April 1744 at the Presbyterian Abbey Chapel in Tavistock. He was educated at the ...


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Macquarrie, John [Ian] (1919–2007)  

Maker: unknown photographer


John Macquarrie (1919–2007) by unknown photographer, c. 1970 senior common room, Christ Church, Oxford


Macquarrie, John [Ian] (1919–2007), theologian  

Mark D. Chapman

Macquarrie, John [Ian] (1919–2007), theologian, was born on 27 June 1919 at 9 Inchinnan Road, Renfrew, the second son of John Macquarrie, pattern maker, and his wife, Robina Lindsay, née McInnes. John, known to his family and friends as Ian, was educated at ...


Robertson, William (1705–1783), theological writer and schoolmaster  

M. A. Stewart

Robertson, William (1705–1783), theological writer and schoolmaster, was born on 16 October 1705 in Dublin, the son of a Scottish-born linen manufacturer and his wife, Diana Allen, 'of a very reputable family in the Bishoprick of Durham' (Disney, 746). He did not start school until he was twelve because of poor health and weak eyesight. When ...


Sharp, Patrick (d. 1615), theologian  

E. I. Carlyle

revised by John Durkan

Sharp, Patrick (d. 1615), theologian, was apparently related to the Sharps of Houstoun. He is first recorded in 1574, when he was made master of Glasgow grammar school. His previous education is unknown, but he may have been qualified in theology already. While in this position he was brought into frequent contact with ...


Turnbull, George (1698–1748), theologian and teacher  

Paul Wood

Turnbull, George (1698–1748), theologian and teacher, was born on 11 July 1698 in Alloa, Clackmannanshire, the third of nine children of the minister George Turnbull the elder (1657–1744) and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Alexander Glass of Sauchie. He entered the University of Edinburgh...


Wyon, Olive (1881–1966), translator and theologian  

Sybil Oldfield

Wyon, Olive (1881–1966), translator and theologian, was born on 7 March 1881 at 53 Maitland Park Road, Kentish Town, London, the eldest of the two sons and three daughters of Allan Wyon [see under Wyon family] and his wife, Harriet Gairdner...