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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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Ball, Thomas (1590–1659), hagiographer and Church of England clergyman  

J. Fielding

Ball, Thomas (1590–1659), hagiographer and Church of England clergyman, was born at Alberbury, Shropshire, of unknown parents. In 1613 he was appointed usher of a Mr Puller's school at Epping, Essex, and it was his employer's letter of recommendation which introduced him to ...

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Durel, John [Jean] (1625–1683), Church of England clergyman and apologist  

Vivienne Larminie

Durel, John [Jean] (1625–1683), Church of England clergyman and apologist, was born in St Helier, Jersey, and baptized at the town church on 18 May 1625, the son of Jean le Vavaseur dit Durel and his wife, Susanne (d. in or after 1680)...

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Ley [Leigh], John (1584–1662), Church of England clergyman and religious controversialist  

Richard L. Greaves

Ley [Leigh], John (1584–1662), Church of England clergyman and religious controversialist, was born on 4 February 1584 at Warwick; his family was descended from the Leys of Cheshire. After attending the free school at Warwick, he matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford, on 12 February 1602, graduated BA on 23 October 1605, and proceeded MA on 30 May 1608. He was appointed vicar of ...

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Sedgwick, William (bap. 1609, d. 1663/4), religious and political controversialist  

Joyce Sampson

Sedgwick, William (bap. 1609, d. 1663/4), religious and political controversialist, was baptized at Woburn, Bedfordshire, on 17 August 1609, the son of William Sedgwick (d. 1632), gentleman, of London, and his wife, Elizabeth Howe. His brother was Robert Sedgwick (bap. 1613, d. 1656)...

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Younge, Richard (fl. 1636–1673), religious writer  

Ian Green

Younge, Richard (fl. 1636–1673), religious writer, was a member of the Young family who held land in Roxwell in Essex; otherwise nothing more is known of his family background and parentage. He moved to London and settled first in Moorgate, then moved out east to ...