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...Cole, Thomas Thomas Cole was born in London and died there on 16 September 1697. He was educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford, graduating BA in 1649 and MA in 1651. He became Principal of St Mary Hall in 1656. He...
...Lardner, Nathaniel Nathaniel Lardner was born at Hawkhurst, Kent on 6 June 1684 and died there on 24 July 1768. He was educated initially at the dissenting academy in Hoxton Square under Joshua Oldfield Oldfield, Joshua . From 1699 he...
...Douglas, John John Douglas was born in Aberdeenshire on 14 July 1721 and died at Windsor on 18 May 1807. The second son of an Episcopalian merchant, he completed his schooling in London whither the family moved in 1735. He matriculated...
...Horne, George George Horne was born in Otham, near Maidstone, Kent on 1 November 1730 and died in Bath on 17 January 1792. He was a significant figure in the Church of England, even though he was sometimes linked with the Methodists....
...Hey, John John Hey was born in July 1734 in Pudsey, Yorkshire, the eldest of three sons of a dry Salter. He died on 17 March 1815 in St John’s Wood, London. He was admitted to Catharine Hall, Cambridge in 1750, taking his BA in 1755....
...Rees, Abraham Abraham Rees was born at Llanbrynmair, Monmouthshire, the son of an independent minister. He died at Finsbury, London on 9 June 1825. He was educated at Coward’s Academy in Wellclose Square under David Jennings from 1759...
...Hollis, ThomasJohn Disney was born in Lincoln on 29 September 1746, and died at his estate in Essex on 26 December 1816. He was the grandson of John Disney , vicar of St Mary’s, Nottingham. The younger John Disney was educated at Wakefield,...
...Smith, Samuel Stanhope x, Smith, John Blair John Blair Smith was an early President of Hampden-Sydney College and Union College. He was born on 12 June 1756 in Pequea in Lancaster Counter, Pennsylvania. His father was a minister who...

Bentley, William (1759–1819)

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...William Bentley, William Bentley, a Congregationalist minister in Salem, Massachusetts, from 1783 to his death in 1819, was one of New England's earliest and most radical Unitarians. Born in Boston and educated at Harvard, he served...
...White, Joseph Blanco Joseph Blanco White (originally José María Blanco y Crespo) was born in Seville on 11 July 1775 and died in Liverpool on 20 May 1841. His college course of scholastic philosophy made less impression on him than his...