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

W. P. Courtney

revised by Antonia Forster

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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Brevint, Daniel (bap. 1616, d. 1695), dean of Lincoln and theologian  

Kenneth W. Stevenson

Brevint, Daniel (bap. 1616, d. 1695), dean of Lincoln and theologian, was baptized on 11 May 1616 in the parish of St John's on the island of Jersey, the son of Daniel Brevint (1573–1651) and Elisabeth Le Sebirel (d. 1631). He was the third consecutive protestant clergyman in his family. His grandfather, ...

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Clapham, Henoch (fl. 1585–1614), writer on theology and preacher  

Alexandra Walsham

Clapham, Henoch (fl. 1585–1614), writer on theology and preacher, appears to have been a native of the county of Lincolnshire. His parentage is unclear, though the dedications to some of his works suggest a connection with the gentry family with the same name from ...

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Corro, Antonio del (1527–1591), theologian  

Alexander Gordon

revised by Jonathan L. Nelson

Corro, Antonio del (1527–1591), theologian, was born at Seville, the son of Antonio del Corro, doctor of law, and a prostitute. He entered the Observantine Hieronymite monastery of San Isidoro del Campo, near Seville, about 1547, and soon afterwards renounced the Roman Catholic faith. He ascribed this step to the influence of certain disclosures made to him by a member of the Spanish Inquisition, who also introduced him to the writings of ...

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Daubuz, Charles (1673–1717), Church of England clergyman and theologian  

Geoffrey Treasure

Daubuz, Charles (1673–1717), Church of England clergyman and theologian, was born in France in July 1673 at Agen, in the province of Guienne, the eldest son of Isaye Daubuz (1637–1685), a Huguenot minister at Nérac, and his wife, Julie (c.1639–1714). In October 1685 ...

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Le Moine, Abraham (d. 1757), theological writer  

J. G. Alger

revised by Adam Jacob Levin

Le Moine, Abraham (d. 1757), theological writer, born in France, was one of the Huguenot refugees to England. He married Ann Saubère on 7 February 1721 at St James's, Duke's Place, London. They had at least two children, Abraham (b. 10 Feb 1724)...

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Robinson, John (1575/6?–1625), Church of England clergyman and separatist theologian  

Keith L. Sprunger

Robinson, John (1575/6?–1625), Church of England clergyman and separatist theologian, was born at Sturton, Nottinghamshire, the eldest of four children of John Robinson (c.1550–1614?), a prosperous yeoman farmer, and Ann Robinson (d. 1616/17). After a good primary education, on 9 April 1592 he was admitted as a sizar to ...

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Taylor, Isaac [known as Isaac Taylor of Stanford Rivers] (1787–1865), writer on theology, artist, and inventor  

Barbara Brandon Schnorrenberg

Taylor, Isaac [known as Isaac Taylor of Stanford Rivers] (1787–1865), writer on theology, artist, and inventor, was born at Lavenham, Suffolk, on 17 August 1787. He was the fourth child and eldest surviving son of Isaac Taylor of Ongar (1759–1829), artist, engraver, and dissenting minister, and his wife, ...

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Wesley [née Annesley], Susanna (1669–1742), theological writer and educator  

Charles Wallace, jun.

Wesley [née Annesley], Susanna (1669–1742), theological writer and educator, was born on 20 January 1669 in Spital Yard, Bishopsgate, London, the youngest daughter of the Revd Samuel Annesley (bap. 1620, d. 1696), nonconformist minister, and his second wife, Mary White (d...

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Woodward, Hezekiah (1591/2–1675), educationist and divine  

M. Greengrass

Woodward, Hezekiah (1591/2–1675), educationist and divine, was born in Worcestershire, the youngest of nine children. Like most educational reformers, Woodward was critical of his own upbringing. According to the autobiographical details in his 'Of the child's portion' (1640), published in A Sons Patrimony and a Daughters Portion...