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Awdry, Wilbert Vere (1911–1997), children's writer, railway historian, and Church of England clergyman

Belinda Copson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 743 words.

Awdry, Wilbert Vere (1911–1997), children's writer, railway historian, and Church of England clergyman, was born on 15 June 1911 at Ampfield vicarage, Romsey, Hampshire, the elder son of...

Bell, Patrick (1799–1869), Church of Scotland minister and inventor of agricultural machinery

Jonathan Brown.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Engineering and Technology; Agriculture and Farming; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 545 words.

Bell, Patrick (1799–1869), Church of Scotland minister and inventor of agricultural machinery, was born in April 1799 at mid-Leoch, in the parish of Auchterhouse, a few miles north-west of...

Bennett, John Cook

Michael Quinn.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Medicine and Health; Christian Churches and Denominations; Business and Management; Education; Alternative Belief Systems. 1614 words.

Bennett, John Cook (03 August 1804–05 August 1867), physician, religious leader, and entrepreneur, was born in Fair Haven, Bristol County, Massachusetts, the son of John Bennett, a...

Bentham, Edward (1707–1776), university professor

Nigel Aston.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Education. 1257 words.

Bentham, Edward (1707–1776), university professor, fifth son of the Revd Samuel Bentham (c.1681–1733), a minor canon of Ely, and his wife, Philippa Willen (c.1681–1747), was born in the...

Berthon, Edward Lyon (1813–1899), inventor of nautical aids and Church of England clergyman

J. K. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 960 words.

Berthon, Edward Lyon (1813–1899), inventor of nautical aids and Church of England clergyman, was born in Finsbury Square, London, on 20 February 1813, the tenth child of Peter Berthon, an...

Blomefield, Francis (1705–1752), topographical historian and Church of England clergyman

David Stoker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 2324 words.

Blomefield, Francis (1705–1752), topographical historian and Church of England clergyman, was born on 23 July 1705 at Fersfield, Norfolk, the eldest son of Henry Blomefield (1680–1732) and...

Bryan, Hugh

Harvey H. Jackson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Agriculture and Farming; Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 730 words.

Bryan, Hugh (1699–31 December 1753), planter, assemblyman, and evangelical Christian, was born near Beaufort in South Carolina, the son of Joseph Bryan, an Indian trader and farmer, and...

Candler [Gillet], Matthias (1605–1663), topographer and Church of England clergyman

J. M. Blatchly.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 488 words.

Candler [Gillet], Matthias (1605–1663), topographer and Church of England clergyman, son of William Gillet or Candler (c.1580–1612), schoolmaster, of Yoxford, Suffolk, and his wife, Hannah (null...

Canterbury, Gervase of (b. c. 1145, d. in or after 1210), Benedictine monk, chronicler, and topographer

G. H. Martin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; History. 1530 words.

Canterbury, Gervase of (b. c. 1145, d. in or after 1210), Benedictine monk, chronicler, and topographer, was a member of the cathedral priory of Christ Church, Canterbury,...

Chalkley, Thomas (1675–1741), Quaker minister and master mariner

Gerald A. J. Hodgett.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1011 words.

Chalkley, Thomas (1675–1741), Quaker minister and master mariner, was born on 3 May 1675 in Southwark, London, the son of George Chalkley (c.1642–1725), a Quaker tradesman, and his wife,...

Chevallier, Temple (1794–1873), Church of England clergyman and university teacher

David Knight.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Astronomy and Astrophysics; Education. 1004 words.

Chevallier, Temple (1794–1873), Church of England clergyman and university teacher, was born on 19 October 1794 at Badingham, Suffolk, the youngest son of the Revd Temple Chevallier. He was...

Conybeare, John Josias (1779–1824), geologist, antiquary, and Church of England clergyman

H. S. Torrens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Geology and the Lithosphere. 586 words.

Conybeare, John Josias (1779–1824), geologist, antiquary, and Church of England clergyman, was born on 10 June 1779 at St Botolph's rectory, Bishopsgate, London, elder son of the then...

Dorchester, Daniel

Robert D. Cross.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Probability and Statistics. 1066 words.

Dorchester, Daniel (11 March 1827–13 March 1907), Methodist clergyman and statistician of American church history, was born in Duxbury, Massachusetts, the son of the Reverend Daniel...

Eustace the Monk (c. 1170–1217), Benedictine monk, sea captain, and pirate

D. A. Carpenter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Property Law; Property Crime; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; World History; Travel and Holiday. 585 words.

Eustace the Monk (c. 1170–1217), Benedictine monk, sea captain, and pirate, was the son of Baudoin Busket, a lord of the county of Boulogne. According to his biography, Eustace studied...

Gamble, John (1761/2–1811), Church of England clergyman and writer on telegraphy

James Burnley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; History of Science and Technology; Information and Communication Technologies. 229 words.

Gamble, John (1761/2–1811), Church of England clergyman and writer on telegraphy, was born at Bungay, Suffolk, the son of Dixon Gamble, wool dealer. He was admitted to Pembroke College,...

Garrett, George William Littler (1852–1902), clergyman and submarine designer

Andrew Lambert.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 899 words.

Garrett, George William Littler (1852–1902), clergyman and submarine designer, was born on 4 July 1852 at 45 Waterloo Road, Lambeth, London, the third son of John Garrett (d. 1893), an...

Griffis, William Elliot

Edward R. Beauchamp.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Education; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; History. 1290 words.

Griffis, William Elliot (17 September 1843–05 February 1928), educator, clergyman, and author, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Captain John Limeburner Griffis, a coal...

Haldane, Robert (1772–1854), Church of Scotland minister and university teacher

Peter Bell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Education; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 805 words.

Haldane, Robert (1772–1854), Church of Scotland minister and university teacher, was born on 27 January 1772 at Overton (‘the big farm’) in the parish of Lecropt, Perthshire, the eldest son...

Hall, Peter (1803–1849), Church of England clergyman and topographer

Gordon Goodwin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 463 words.

Hall, Peter (1803–1849), Church of England clergyman and topographer, was born on 31 December 1803, the third son of James Hall of St George's, Bloomsbury, London. At the age of thirteen he...

Henson, Josiah (1789–1883), escaped slave, slavery abolitionist, and Methodist minister

Sharon A. Roger Hepburn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Agriculture and Farming; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery. 977 words.

Henson, Josiah (1789–1883), escaped slave, slavery abolitionist, and Methodist minister, was born on 15 June 1789 in Charles county, Maryland, USA, one of six children of slave parents. He...