Cooper, William (bap. 1639, d. 1689), bookseller and writer on the occult sciences, was born in Leicester, the son of John Cooper and his wife, Elizabeth. He was baptized on 5 June 1639 at the parish church of St Martin in Leicester. Following his father's death, ...
Stanton J. Linden
Marc L. Schwarz
Heylyn, Rowland (1562–1632), ironmonger and church benefactor, was born in Shrewsbury, the son of David Heylyn, who was of Welsh ancestry, and his wife, Alice. After attending the free school there from 1571 he went to London, where in 1576 he became an apprentice ironmonger. He was admitted to the company in 1584 and subsequently served twice as its master, in 1614 and 1625. Elected an alderman from ...
C. J. Podmore
Hutton, James (1715–1795), Moravian minister and bookseller, was born on 3 September 1715 in College Street, Westminster, the son of John Hutton (bap. 1676, d. 1750), a nonjuring clergyman who took in Westminster School boarders, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Ayscough (...
Maker: John Raphael Smith
revised by Caroline L. Leachman
Marshall, Charles (1637–1698), Quaker preacher and apothecary, was born at Bristol in June 1637. He noted in his short journal that his 'education and bringing up was after the strictest manner of religion', his parents 'being such as feared the Lord' (Marshall...
T. A. B. Corley
Saffold, Thomas (bap. 1620
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 ...
Peter B. Nockles
Stevens, William (1732–1807), hosier and religious writer, was born on 2 March 1732 in the parish of St Saviour's, Southwark, son of a tradesman of Southwark named Stevens (d. c.1733), and his wife, who was a sister of the Revd Samuel Horne...
revised by Emma Major
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 (...
Waterfield, Robert Everard [Robin] (1914–2002), missionary and antiquarian bookseller, was born on 27 August 1914 at Staithe House, Beccles, Suffolk, the youngest of three sons (a daughter followed in 1919) of Noel Everard Waterfield (1879–1960), a doctor in the Sudan medical service, and his wife, ...