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Allen, William (d. 1686), religious writer and controversialist  

N. H. Keeble

Allen, William (d. 1686), religious writer and controversialist, went to London about 1630. Nothing is known of his earlier life. In 1640 or 1641 he joined the church ministered to by John Goodwin, vicar of St Stephen, Coleman Street, London. He continued as a member when in 1645 it adopted congregational principles, and subsequently he became an elder. ...


Denne, Henry (1605/6?–1666), General Baptist minister and religious controversialist  

T. L. Underwood

Denne, Henry (1605/6?–1666), General Baptist minister and religious controversialist, was born at Well, Ickham, in Kent, the son of David Denne, gentleman. He matriculated at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, in 1621, graduated BA in 1625, and proceeded MA in 1628. At an unknown date he married ...


Whiston, William (1667–1752), natural philosopher and theologian  

Stephen D. Snobelen

Whiston, William (1667–1752), natural philosopher and theologian, was born on 9 December 1667 at the rectory, Norton-juxta-Twycross, Leicestershire, the fourth of the nine children of Josiah Whiston (1622–1685), rector at Norton, and his wife, Katherine (1639–1701), daughter of Gabriel Rosse, the previous incumbent at ...


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Whiston, William (1667–1752)  

Maker: Sarah Hoadly


William Whiston (1667–1752) after Sarah Hoadly, c. 1720 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Writer, Clement (d. 1659x62), religious controversialist  

Bryan W. Ball

Writer, Clement (d. 1659x62), religious controversialist, was one of three known surviving children of unidentified parents. Given his prolonged association with Worcestershire it is possible that he descended from the county. He claimed to have received little formal education, and never married. He first appears in 1627 in conjunction with ...