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Lambe, Thomas (fl. 1629–1661), Baptist preacher and soapboiler, must be distinguished from another Thomas Lamb, a merchant and also for a time a prominent Baptist. Lambe the soapboiler is probably first encountered at Colchester, Essex, where on 23 March 1619 he married Dorcas Prentice...


Smith, Francis (d. 1691), bookseller and General Baptist minister, was the son of Francis Smith, a Yorkshire farrier from Bradford. No further information has as yet been discovered about his family background or his birth details. On 3 May 1647 he was apprenticed to ...


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Sturch, William (1753–1838), ironmonger and theological writer, was born at Newport, Isle of Wight, on 9 February 1753, the son of John Sturch (d. 1794), General Baptist minister of the Pyle Street congregation in Newport, and his wife, Mary. His great-grandfather William Sturch (...