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Beckwith, John Charles (1789–1862), army officer and missionary  

H. M. Stephens

revised by James Lunt

Beckwith, John Charles (1789–1862), army officer and missionary, was born at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 2 October 1789. He was the grandson of Major-General John Beckwith, and nephew of the generals Sir George and Sir Thomas Sydney Beckwith. His father, like his four brothers, had held a commission in the ...

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Chisenhale [Chisnall], Edward (bap. 1619, d. 1654), soldier and religious controversialist  

Vivienne Larminie

Chisenhale [Chisnall], Edward (bap. 1619, d. 1654), soldier and religious controversialist, was baptized on 20 January 1619 in the parish of Standish, Lancashire, the eldest son of Edward Chisnall (d. 1635) of Chisnall in the same county, and his wife, Margaret (...

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Coppock, Thomas (bap. 1719, d. 1746), Jacobite chaplain  

Christoph v. Ehrenstein

Coppock, Thomas (bap. 1719, d. 1746), Jacobite chaplain, was born in Old Millgate, Manchester, and baptized on 13 December 1719. He was the third of four children of John Coppock, a tailor, and his wife, Esther, née Ogden, both from Manchester. In the 1730s he attended the local grammar school and in 1739 went on to ...

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Gatliff, James (1765–1831), army officer and Church of England clergyman  

Richard Sharp

Gatliff, James (1765–1831), army officer and Church of England clergyman, the son of James Gatliff of Manchester, a man of leisure, was born in Manchester on 21 December 1765. Educated at the Manchester grammar school until the age of eleven, and then at a succession of private schools, he was commissioned into the ...

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Haime, John (bap. 1708, d. 1784), soldier and Methodist preacher  

Isabel Rivers

Haime, John (bap. 1708, d. 1784), soldier and Methodist preacher, was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, and baptized at Holy Trinity Church in Shaftesbury on 18 February 1708 (though he gave the date of his birth as 1710 in his autobiography), the son of a gardener. He followed his father's occupation for several years, but disliked it; he left to work with his uncle as a button maker, first in ...

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Heydon, Sir Christopher (1561–1623), soldier and writer on astrology  

Bernard Capp

Heydon, Sir Christopher (1561–1623), soldier and writer on astrology, was born in Surrey on 14 August 1561, the eldest son of Sir William Heydon (1540–1594) of Baconsthorpe, Norfolk, and his wife, Anne (fl. c.1540–1603), daughter of Sir William Woodhouse of Hickling, Norfolk...

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Kem, Samuel (1604–1670)  

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Samuel Kem (1604–1670) by George Glover, 1638 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Kem, Samuel (1604–1670), Church of England clergyman and army officer  

Barbara Donagan

Kem, Samuel (1604–1670), Church of England clergyman and army officer, was born in London, the son of a cooper. Having matriculated at Oxford as a commoner of Magdalen Hall on 23 June 1621, he was elected to a demyship at Magdalen College in 1624, and graduated BA on 19 February 1625. He resigned his demyship in 1626 on being presented to a college living, and in 1628 became vicar of ...

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Mann, Michael Ashley (1924–2011), army officer and dean of Windsor  

John S. Peart-Binns

Mann, Michael Ashley (1924–2011), army officer and dean of Windsor, was born on 25 May 1924 at 41 Royal Avenue, Chelsea, London, the youngest of four sons of Herbert George Mann (d. 1955), shipbroker, and his wife, Florence Mary (May), née Kelsey (...

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Patten, Robert (fl. 1715–1718), Jacobite chaplain and writer  

Alexander Du Toit

Patten, Robert (fl. 1715–1718), Jacobite chaplain and writer, is of unknown parentage and upbringing. He had served as a curate at Penrith in Cumberland, and was occupying a similar position at Allendale in Northumberland when the 1715 Jacobite rising began. He led a party of keelmen from there to join the rebels, and on meeting a number of Scots on their way home to join the Jacobite forces persuaded them to join him. At ...

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Te Kooti Arikirangi Te Turuki (c. 1832–1893), Maori fighter and religious leader  

Judith Binney

Te Kooti Arikirangi Te Turuki (c. 1832–1893), Maori fighter and religious leader, was born about 1832 at Te Pa-o-Kahu, Turanganui-a-Kiwa (Poverty Bay), New Zealand, the second of four surviving children of Hone Te Rangipatahi and Turakau (Heni), of the Rongowhakaata tribe. His line of descent was collateral to the senior ...