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Bulteel, Henry Bellenden (1800–1866), religious controversialist and seceder from the Church of England  

Timothy C. F. Stunt

Bulteel, Henry Bellenden (1800–1866), religious controversialist and seceder from the Church of England, was born on 14 September 1800 at Bellevue, Turnchapel, Plymstock, the fourth of the ten children of Thomas Hillersdon Bulteel (1766–1815) of Bellevue, and his wife, Anne, daughter of Christopher Harris...

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Connelly, Pierce (1804–1883), apostate Episcopal priest and anti-Catholic pamphleteer  

D. G. Paz

Connelly, Pierce (1804–1883), apostate Episcopal priest and anti-Catholic pamphleteer, was born on 9 August 1804 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the eldest of four sons of Henry Connelly, a cabinet-maker, and his second wife, Elizabeth Pierce. He married Cornelia Peacock [see Connelly, Cornelia (1809-1879)...

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Coppin, Richard (fl. c. 1645–1659), nonconformist preacher and writer  

Nigel Smith

Coppin, Richard (fl. c. 1645–1659), nonconformist preacher and writer, about whom little is known except what he recounts in Truths Testimony (1655), was probably from Kent, and grew up to be an unexceptional pious believer within the established church. He was probably a student at ...

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Kelly, Thomas (1769–1855), hymn writer and founder of the Kellyites  

Grayson Carter

Kelly, Thomas (1769–1855), hymn writer and founder of the Kellyites, was born at Kellyville, Queen's county, on 13 July 1769, the only son of Thomas (d. 1809), the Rt Hon. Chief Baron Kelly of Kellyville, Queen's county, justice of the Irish court of common pleas...

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Penington, Isaac (1616–1679), Quaker and writer  

Richard L. Greaves

Penington, Isaac (1616–1679), Quaker and writer, was born in London, the eldest son of Isaac Penington (c. 1584–1661), alderman, and his first wife, Abigail (b. 1588), daughter of the London merchant John Allen. He was admitted to the Inner Temple in November 1634 and called to the bar on 3 November 1639. In the meantime he matriculated from ...

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Penington [née Proude], Mary [other married name Mary Springett, Lady Springett] (bap. 1623, d. 1682), Quaker and writer  

Marie H. Loughlin

Penington [née Proude], Mary [other married name Mary Springett, Lady Springett] (bap. 1623, d. 1682), Quaker and writer, was born at Goodnestone Court, near Faversham, Kent, and baptized on 13 December 1623 at Canterbury Cathedral. She was the only child and heir of ...

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Wall [née Baring], Harriet (1768–1838), religious controversialist  

Grayson Carter

Wall [née Baring], Harriet (1768–1838), religious controversialist, was born in the parish of St Gabriel Fenchurch, London, on 13 September 1768, the eldest daughter of Sir Francis Baring (1740–1810) MP, founder of Baring's Bank, and chairman of the East India Company, who was heralded by ...

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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 ...