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Ambrose, Isaac (bap. 1604, d. 1664), Church of England clergyman and ejected minister, and author, was baptized on 29 May 1604 at Ormskirk, Lancashire, the son of the vicar, Richard Ambrose (d. 1613), and his wife, Marie. He entered Brasenose College, Oxford...

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Balthere [St Balthere, Baldred, Balther] (d. 756), hermit, is often confused with an earlier saint of the same name. The later and better-known Balthere was described by his near contemporary Alcuin, in his poem on the bishops, kings, and saints of York. The so-called ...

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Buckley, Wilfred (1873–1933), promoter of clean milk and collector of antique glass, was born at 27 Wheeleys Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, on 13 June 1873, the second son and second of the four children of Henry Buckley (1838–1903), general merchant, and his wife, Caroline Therese (1847–1891)...

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Burnett, Dame (Annie) Maud (1863–1950), local politician, was born at 10 Prior's Terrace, Tynemouth, Northumberland, on 27 February 1863, the second daughter in the family of two daughters and two sons of Jacob Burnett (1825–1896), and his first wife, Annie Daglish (1830–1866); there were a further daughter and son from his second marriage. Her father, the last of the ...

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Camm, Thomas (1640/41–1708), Quaker preacher and writer, was born at Camsgill, Preston Patrick, Westmorland, the son of John Camm (1605–1657), a yeoman, and his wife, Mabel (1605?–1692), themselves both Quakers. He received a good education at the hands of his father, whose '...

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Carter, Peter (1530?–1590), logician, was born in Lancashire. He attended St John's College, Cambridge, and though he had not met all the formal requirements for either degree, he graduated BA in 1553/4, and proceeded MA in 1557. He had already become a fellow of the college in 1555, thanks to money bequeathed by ...

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Chamber [née Hall], Grace (1676–1762), Quaker minister, was born on 15 October 1676 at Monk Hesledon, co. Durham, the only child of James Hall and his second wife, Grace, widow of Anthony Pearson and daughter of Thomas and Grace Lamplough. Her father and his first wife, ...

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Cheynell, Francis (bap. 1608, d. 1665), ejected minister and religious controversialist, was born in Oxford and baptized at St Mary the Virgin Church on 6 July 1608, the son of John Cheynell (1561/2–1613), physician, and his wife, Bridget (d. 1645), daughter of ...

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Douglas, James (1753–1819), antiquary and geologist, third and youngest son of John Douglas (d. 1762), innkeeper of the Hercules Pillars in Hyde Park Road, and Mary Gardiner (d. 1766), was born in London on 7 January 1753. Of nine siblings only the three boys survived. After the deaths of his parents he was brought up by his elder brother ...

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Edmondes, Sir Clement (1567/8?–1622), government official, was born in Shropshire, probably at Shrawardine, though the identity of his parents is not known. He entered All Souls College, Oxford, in 1585 as a clerk or chorister, and matriculated as a yeoman's son on 8 July 1586, aged nineteen. He graduated BA in 1589, proceeded MA in 1593, and was made a fellow of ...