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Backus, Isaac (1724–1806), Baptist minister and historian in America, was born on 9 January 1724 at Norwich, Connecticut, the fourth of eleven children of Samuel Backus (1694–1740), farmer and ironworks owner, and Elizabeth (1698–1769), daughter of John Tracy and Elizabeth Leffingwell. Both of ...


Bridgett, Thomas Edward (1829–1899), Roman Catholic priest and historian, was born at Derby on 20 January 1829, in a house attached to the mill owned by his father, a silk manufacturer. He was the third son of the seven children of Joseph Bridgett...


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L'Estrange, Hamon (1605–1660), theologian and historian, second son of Sir Hamon L'Estrange (1583–1654) of Hunstanton, Norfolk, and his wife, Alice L'Estrange, née Stubbe or Stubbs (1585–1656), was baptized at Sedgeford, Norfolk, on 9 or 29 August 1605. His family had been seated at ...