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Adair, Patrick (1624?–1693/4), Presbyterian minister and historian, was the son of John Adair of Genoch in Galloway. His family were prominently involved in the Scottish migration to Ulster in the seventeenth century, and he was the nephew of Sir Robert Adair, a major Scots colonizer in ...

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Edmund Calamy (1671–1732) by George Vertue, pubd 1722 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Calamy, Edmund (1671–1732), Presbyterian minister and historian, was born on 5 April 1671 in the parish of St Mary Aldermanbury, London, the only son of Edmund Calamy (bap. 1634, d. 1685), former rector of Moreton, Essex, and Mary (d. 1715), daughter of ...

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Evans, John (1679/80–1730), Presbyterian minister and historian, was born at Wrexham, Denbighshire, the son of John Evans (1628/9–1700), dissenting minister and schoolmaster, and his wife, Katherine (bap. 1638), widow of Vavasor Powell (1617–1670), Independent minister, and the fifth daughter of Gilbert Gerard...

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Maclaine, Archibald (1722–1804), Presbyterian minister and historian, was born in Monaghan, Ireland, the elder son of Thomas Maclaine (d. 1740), Presbyterian minister, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. c.1735), daughter of James Milling. James Maclaine (1724–1750), the ‘gentleman highwayman’, was his younger brother. In 1739 ...