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Cheyne, Thomas Kelly (1841–1915), biblical scholar  

Joanna Hawke

Cheyne, Thomas Kelly (1841–1915), biblical scholar, was born on 18 September 1841 in London, the youngest son of the Revd Charles Cheyne (d. 1867), second master at Christ's Hospital, and his wife, Sarah Anne, whose father was Thomas Hartwell Horne, editor of the popular ...

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Hickeringill, Edmund (bap. 1631, d. 1708), Church of England clergyman and religious controversialist  

J. L. C. McNulty

Hickeringill, Edmund (bap. 1631, d. 1708), Church of England clergyman and religious controversialist, was born in Aberford (near Leeds) where he was baptized on 19 September 1631. His father, Edmund Hickhorngill, the subject of a public proclamation in 1638 for absenting himself from church, was a recusant and the favoured servant of the papist ...

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Peacocke, Arthur Robert (1924–2006), biochemist and theologian  

John Polkinghorne

Peacocke, Arthur Robert (1924–2006), biochemist and theologian, was born on 29 November 1924 at 221 Chester Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, the son of Arthur Charles Peacocke, butcher, and his wife, Rose Elizabeth, née Lilly. He was educated at Watford grammar school and Exeter College, Oxford...

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Podmore, Frank (1856–1910), writer on psychical research  

Alan Gauld

Podmore, Frank (1856–1910), writer on psychical research, was born at Elstree, Hertfordshire, on 5 February 1856, third son of the Revd Thompson Podmore (1823–1895) and his wife, Georgina Elizabeth, daughter of George Grey Barton and Sarah Barton. After attending Elstree Hill School from 1863 to 1868, ...

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Scott, Cyril Meir (1879–1970), composer and writer on the occult  

Diana Swann

Scott, Cyril Meir (1879–1970), composer and writer on the occult, was born on 27 September 1879 in Oxton, Cheshire, the youngest of the three children of Henry Scott (1843–1918), businessman and amateur Greek scholar, and his Welsh wife, Mary Griffiths. Not a strong child, ...

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Taylor, Robert (1784–1844), deist  

Alexander Gordon

revised by K. D. Reynolds

Taylor, Robert (1784–1844), deist, the sixth son of John Taylor (d. 1791), ironmonger, and his wife and cousin, née Elizabeth Jasper, was born at Walnut Tree House, Edmonton, Middlesex, on 18 August 1784. Following his father's death, he was placed in the guardianship of his uncle, ...

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Tindal, Matthew (bap. 1657, d. 1733), freethinker and religious controversialist  

B. W. Young

Tindal, Matthew (bap. 1657, d. 1733), freethinker and religious controversialist, was baptized on 12 May 1657 at Bere Ferrers, Devon, the son of John Tindal, who was the minister there, and his wife, Anne Halse. He was taught by his father before entering ...