1-7 of 7 Results  for:

  • Religion and belief x
  • apostasy and heresy x
  • Christianity x
  • protestant tendencies x
Clear all

Article

Forester, James (c. 1560–1622?), separatist apostate and Church of England clergyman  

Stephen Wright

Forester, James (c. 1560–1622?), separatist apostate and Church of England clergyman, was born in Cambridge of unknown parents. He matriculated at Clare College, Cambridge, in Easter term 1576, graduating BA in 1580 and MA in 1583. Forester was ordained deacon on 21 July 1585, aged twenty-five, by the bishop of ...

Article

Kett, Francis (c. 1547–1589), physician and alleged heretic  

Alexander Gordon

revised by Stephen Wright

Kett, Francis (c. 1547–1589), physician and alleged heretic, was born in Wymondham, Norfolk, the son of Thomas Kett (c.1500–1553), gentleman, and his wife, Agnes (d. 1573), and nephew of Robert Kett (c. 1492–1549). After the death of her husband, Agnes...

Article

Legate, Bartholomew (d. 1612), radical separatist and convicted heretic  

David R. Como

Legate, Bartholomew (d. 1612), radical separatist and convicted heretic, was the son of William Legate, a substantial householder of Hornchurch, Essex. The extended Legate clan was among the most ancient and successful families of the royal liberty of Havering. By the mid-sixteenth century members of the family, including ...

Article

Loveday, Emily Mary (b. 1799), Roman Catholic convert  

Caroline Ford

Loveday, Emily Mary (b. 1799), Roman Catholic convert, was born on 28 December 1799 and baptized at St Paul's, Hammersmith, Middlesex, on 24 February 1800, the eldest daughter of Douglas Charles Loveday (1786/7–1843) and his wife, Eliza, née Sharp (1775/6–1861). Her father was admitted at the ...

Article

Perkins [Maundeville], William [alias Jack Sharp of Wigmoreland] (d. 1431), rebel and alleged Lollard  

John A. F. Thomson

Perkins [Maundeville], William [alias Jack Sharp of Wigmoreland] (d. 1431), rebel and alleged Lollard, was the bailiff of Abingdon, whose name is recorded in official documents as William Perkins but given in some chronicles as Maundeville. His public appearance as a rebel under the name ...

Article

Veil, Charles Marie de (1630–1685x91), religious convert and biblical commentator  

Stephen Wright

Veil, Charles Marie de (1630–1685x91), religious convert and biblical commentator, was born in the Jewish quarter of Metz, then an imperial city, but from 1648 part of France, the grandson of Jaquetiel David (d. 1679) and son of David Weil (d...

Article

Weld, Jane Charlotte [known as Baroness Weld] (1806–1871), convert to Roman Catholicism and benefactor  

Pamela Cooksey

Weld, Jane Charlotte [known as Baroness Weld] (1806–1871), convert to Roman Catholicism and benefactor, was born at Purley, near Windsor, Berkshire, and baptized on 10 August 1806 at Sunninghill. She was the eldest of the six children born to Edward Lesmoir Gordon (...