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Addington, Stephen (1729–1796), Independent minister and tutor

Alexander Gordon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations; Education. 455 words.

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...

Albright, Jacob

Russell E. Richey.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 578 words.

Albright, Jacob (01 May 1759–18 May 1808), founder of the Evangelical Association, a denomination now constitutive of the United Methodist church, was born near Pottstown, Pennsylvania, in...

Aldridge, William (1737–1797), Independent minister

A. B. Grosart.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 547 words.

Aldridge, William (1737–1797), Independent minister, was born at Warminster, in Wiltshire. He spent his youth in the pursuit of pleasure, but in his twenties he was affected by a passionate...

Alexander, William Lindsay (1808–1884), Congregational minister

Alexander Gordon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 699 words.

Alexander, William Lindsay (1808–1884), Congregational minister, eldest son of William Alexander (1781–1866), wine merchant, and his wife, Elizabeth Lindsay (d. 1848), was born at Leith on...

Allen, Catherine

Stephen J. Paterwic.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 1996 words.

Allen, Catherine (03 September 1851–05 June 1922), Shaker eldress, was born Minnie Catherine Allen in Patriot, Indiana, the daughter of John Allen, a clergyman and reformer, and Ellen...

Allen, John (c. 1596–1671), minister in America

Francis J. Bremer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 738 words.

Allen, John (c. 1596–1671), minister in America, was born to unknown parents. He matriculated as a pensioner at Christ's College, Cambridge, in July 1613, graduating BA in 1617 and...

Alline, Henry

Gillis J. Harp.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 1086 words.

Alline, Henry (14 June 1748–02 February 1784), itinerant evangelist, was born in Newport, Rhode Island, the son of William Alline, a miller and farmer, and Rebecca Clark. The young Alline...

Allon, Henry (1818–1892), Congregational minister and leader

Elaine Kaye.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 1234 words.

Allon, Henry (1818–1892), Congregational minister and leader, was born at Welton, near Hull, on 13 October 1818, the son of William Allon (d. 1878), a builder and later estate steward, and...

Angus, John (1724–1801), Independent minister

Thompson Cooper.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 219 words.

Angus, John (1724–1801), Independent minister, was born on 24 July 1724 at Styford, near Hexham, Northumberland. In 1741 he entered Edinburgh University, where he remained for two years,...

Armitage, Timothy (d. 1655), Independent minister

Stephen Wright.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 636 words.

Armitage, Timothy (d. 1655), Independent minister, matriculated in Michaelmas term 1633 as a sizar from St Catharine's College, Cambridge. He graduated BA in 1637 and proceeded MA in 1640....

Armstrong, Nicholas (1801/2–1879), Church of Ireland clergyman and apostle of the Catholic Apostolic church

John Wolffe.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 679 words.

Armstrong, Nicholas (1801/2–1879), Church of Ireland clergyman and apostle of the Catholic Apostolic church, was born in Moyaliffe, co. Tipperary, in late 1801, or early 1802, the son of...

Ashwood, John (1657–1706), Independent minister

A. B. Grosart.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 624 words.

Ashwood, John (1657–1706), Independent minister, the only son of Bartholomew Ashwood (1622–1678), was born in Axminster, Devon, where his father was vicar. His mother may have been...

Asty, John (1675–1730), Independent minister

A. B. Grosart.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 702 words.

Asty, John (1675–1730), Independent minister, the second son of Robert Asty (1642–1681), Independent minister at Norwich, and his wife, Lydia (d. 1697), eldest daughter of the Revd John...

Aveling, Thomas William Baxter (1815–1884), Congregational minister

J. M. Rigg.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 254 words.

Aveling, Thomas William Baxter (1815–1884), Congregational minister, was born on 11 May 1815 at Castletown in the Isle of Man, the son of a soldier and an Irish mother. He received his...

Avery, Giles Bushnell

Suzanne R. Thurman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 1206 words.

Avery, Giles Bushnell (03 November 1815–27 December 1890), Shaker elder, was born in Saybrook, Connecticut, the son of Gilbert Avery and Sophia Bushnell. Avery’s family converted to...

Bagshaw, Edward (1629/30–1671), Independent minister and religious controversialist

N. H. Keeble.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion; Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 1529 words.

Bagshaw, Edward (1629/30–1671), Independent minister and religious controversialist, was born at Broughton, Northamptonshire, the son of Edward Bagshaw (d. 1662). After education at...

Ballou, Adin

Len Gougeon.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations; World History; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Politics and Law; Ethnic Politics. 1229 words.

Ballou, Adin (23 April 1803–05 August 1890), Universalist clergyman, reformer, and founder of Hopedale Community, was born in Cumberland, Rhode Island, the son of Ariel Ballou and Edilda...

Ballou, Hosea

Olive Hoogenboom.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations; Theology. 1397 words.

Ballou, Hosea (30 April 1771–07 June 1852), theologian and clergyman, was born in Richmond, New Hampshire, the son of Maturin Ballou, a farmer and unpaid Baptist minister, and Lydia Harris,...

Ballou, Hosea, 2d

Alan Seaburg.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations; Organization and Management of Education. 648 words.

Ballou, Hosea, 2d (18 October 1796–27 May 1861), Universalist minister and educator, was born in Guilford, Vermont, the son of Asahel Ballou and Martha Starr, farmers. His parents were...

Barclay, John (1733–1798), Church of Scotland minister and founder of the Berean church

Derek B. Murray.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1001 words.

Barclay, John (1733–1798), Church of Scotland minister and founder of the Berean church, was born in Muthill, Perthshire, in March 1733, the son of Ludovick Barclay, a farmer and miller,...