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Kimber, Isaac (1692–1755), General Baptist minister and historian, was born at Wantage, Berkshire, on 1 December 1692, the son of Isaac and Mary Kimber. He attended the private grammar school in Wantage run by the Revd Mr Slopes and then continued his classical studies under ...


Richards, William (1749–1818), General Baptist minister and historian, was born in early 1749 in Boncath, Penrhydd parish, Pembrokeshire, the son of Henry Richards (1708/9–1768), a farmer, who moved in 1758 to Pen-coed, Meidrim, Carmarthenshire, and his wife, Mary (c.1717–1801); both parents were committed Particular Baptists. He received only a year's schooling, in his twelfth year; nevertheless, with paternal backing, he successfully educated himself. On 3 March 1769 he received believer's baptism at ...