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Alexander Gordon

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Addington, Stephen (1729–1796), Independent minister and tutor, was born at Northampton on 9 June 1729, the seventh son of Samuel Addington, who was either a hatter or a glover, and his wife, Mary. He was a student at Philip Doddridge's academy at Northampton...

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Aikin, John (1713–1780), tutor and theological scholar, was born on 28 December 1713 in London. His father, John Aikin (1664–1756), a linen draper from Kirkcudbright, Scotland, had settled there some time previously; his mother, Anne Bentall, is described as the daughter of a ...

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Alexander Gordon

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Ashworth, Caleb (d. 1775), dissenting minister and tutor, was born at Clough Fold, near Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire, one of three sons of Richard Ashworth (1667–1751), a Particular Baptist lay preacher. His date of birth is uncertain: in his funeral address in 1775 Samuel Palmer...

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Bird, Richard (d. 1609), Church of England clergyman and private tutor, matriculated as a sizar from Trinity College, Cambridge, in February 1565, and was elected a scholar in the same year. He graduated BA early in 1569, became a fellow in 1570, and proceeded MA in 1572....

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Burton, John (1696–1771), Church of England clergyman and tutor, was born at Wembworthy, Devon, the son of Samuel Burton (d. 1707), rector of that parish. He was educated at schools in Okehampton and Tiverton, and—following his father's death—in Ely, where he was placed under the guardianship of the ...

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Button, Ralph (1611/12–1680), nonconformist tutor, was born in Bishopstone, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, the son of Robert Button. He was educated at a local grammar school and then at Exeter College, Oxford, where he matriculated in December 1631, aged nineteen. Button was a favourite pupil of the rector of ...

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Chorlton, John (1666–1705), Presbyterian minister and tutor, was born at Salford, Lancashire. He was educated for the nonconformist ministry by the celebrated Richard Frankland, entering the academy, then at Natland, near Kendal, on 4 April 1682. According to a letter from Matthew Henry...

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Conder, John (1714–1781), Independent minister and tutor, was born on 3 June 1714 at Wimpole, Cambridgeshire, the son of Jabez Conder (d. 1727) and Elizabeth Linkern (1688/9–1730). He came from old nonconformist stock as both his father and grandfather served as minister to an Independent congregation at ...

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Coningham, James (1669/70–1716), Presbyterian minister and tutor, of unknown parents, was described as ‘Anglus’ when he graduated MA from Edinburgh University on 27 February 1694. His first ministry was at Penrith, Cumberland, at a new Presbyterian meeting established as a result of a lectureship supported by ...

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Dalton, John Neale (1839–1931), Church of England clergyman and royal tutor, was born on the Isle of Thanet, Kent, on 24 September 1839, the eldest of five sons (among nine children) of John Neale Dalton (1808–1880), a Church of England clergyman, and his wife (and first cousin), ...

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Dun, John (1723/4–1792), Church of Scotland minister and tutor, was born in Eskdale, Dumfriesshire, and was educated for the ministry under Professor Patrick Cuming at the University of Edinburgh. In the late 1740s he was taken to Auchinleck in Ayrshire by Alexander Boswell, ...

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Alexander Gordon

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Eames, John (1686–1744), Independent layman and tutor, was born on 2 February 1686, the son of John Eames (b. 1645), of Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. Like his father, he was educated at the Merchant Taylors' School in London, from 1696 to 1702. His intent was to enter the ministry, but following training he found that he was totally unsuited to preaching. He is supposed to have preached but once. 'There was a great defect in his organs of speech, and his pronunciation was exceedingly harsh, uncouth and disagreeable … so that he quit the pulpit entirely' (...

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Evans, William (d. 1718), Independent minister and tutor, is of unknown parentage, and the year and place of his birth are likewise unknown. He was educated at Rhys Prydderch's school at Ystradwallter, and was later taught by Stephen Hughes. He was ordained at ...

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Alexander Gordon

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Fell, John (1735–1797), Independent minister and classical tutor, was born at Cockermouth, Cumberland, on 22 August 1735, the son of Daniel Fell, a clerk at the dissenting meeting-house and a schoolmaster. He was apprenticed to a tailor in Cockermouth and after completing his apprenticeship moved to ...

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Fisher, Daniel (1731–1807), Independent minister and tutor, was born at Cockermouth. He was educated at Plaisterers' Hall Academy in London, where he was a student from 1748 to 1751. From 1752 to 1771 he was minister to the Independent congregation at Common Close, Warminster...

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Richard Frankland (1630–1698) by unknown artist by permission of Dr Williams's Library

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Frankland, Richard (1630–1698), nonconformist tutor, was born on 1 November 1630, at Rathmell, Giggleswick, Yorkshire, the son of John Frankland (d. before 1650). Between 1642 and 1648 he was educated at Giggleswick grammar school, before being admitted on 18 May 1648 at ...

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Henry Grove (1684–1738) by or after John Wollaston by permission of Dr Williams's Library

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Grove, Henry (1684–1738), Presbyterian minister and tutor, was born on 4 January 1684 at Taunton, the youngest of the fourteen children of Thomas Grove (c.1632–c.1712), apothecary, and his second wife, Elizabeth, daughter of John and Susannah Rowe of Crediton...

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Hallett, Joseph (1656–1722), Presbyterian minister and tutor, was born on 4 November 1656, probably in Somerset or Dorset, the eldest son of Joseph (I) Hallett (bap. 1620, d. 1689), nonconformist minister, and his wife, Elizabeth. He was perhaps educated for the ministry by his father, who was a good Greek and Hebrew scholar, and was ordained secretly in 1683 but in July 1685 he resumed his studies and matriculated at ...