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Gall [St Gall, Gallus] (fl. 615), supposed monastic founder

Dagmar Ó Riain-Raedel.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Christianity; History of Christianity; Christianity. 1084 words.

Gall [St Gall, Gallus] (fl. 615), supposed monastic founder, is reported by Jonas of Bobbio, the seventh-century biographer of Columbanus (d. 615), as a companion of that saint. Gall may...

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Glas, John (1695–1773), founder of the Glasite or Sandemanian 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. 1711 words.

Glas, John (1695–1773), founder of the Glasite or Sandemanian church, was born on 21 September 1695, at Auchtermuchty, Fife, and baptized there on 3 October the only son of Alexander Glas (cnull...

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Levett, William (d. 1554), Church of England clergyman and gun-founder

Brian G. Awty.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 953 words.

Levett, William (d. 1554), Church of England clergyman and gun-founder, was the son of a substantial landowner in the Hollington area of Hastings, where he was born, and the brother of John...

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Fiachra [St Fiachra, Fiacre] (fl. mid-7th cent.), monastic founder

Elva Johnston.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Christianity; History of Christianity; Christianity. 579 words.

Fiachra [St Fiachra, Fiacre] (fl. mid-7th cent.), monastic founder, was an Irish peregrinus (wandering holy man) who settled at Breuil in the Merovingian Frankish kingdom of Neustria. He is...

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Columba [St Columba, Colum Cille] (c. 521–597), monastic founder

Máire Herbert.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Christianity; History of Christianity; Christianity. 4927 words.

Columba [St Columba, Colum Cille] (c. 521–597), monastic founder, was also known by the Old Irish name of Colum Cille, meaning, approximately, ‘Church Dove’. He was the son of Fedelmid, of...

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Columbanus [St Columbanus, Columban] (d. 615), missionary and monastic founder

Rob Meens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Christianity; History of Christianity; Religion and Education; Christianity. 3357 words.

Columbanus [St Columbanus, Columban] (d. 615), missionary and monastic founder, was born in the Irish province of Leinster.

Traditionally Columbanus's date of birth has been...

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Williams, Roger (c. 1606–1683), religious controversialist and founder of Providence, Rhode Island

Francis J. Bremer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion; World History. 3945 words.

Williams, Roger (c. 1606–1683), religious controversialist and founder of Providence, Rhode Island, was born in London, but no record of the exact date survives. He was the third of four...

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Gillespie, Thomas (1708–1774), Church of Scotland minister and a founder of the Relief church

Kenneth B. E. Roxburgh.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1412 words.

Gillespie, Thomas (1708–1774), Church of Scotland minister and a founder of the Relief church, was born at Clearburn, Duddingston, Edinburgh. Gillespie was the only son of a second...

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Fox, George (1624–1691), a founder of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

H. Larry Ingle.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 10047 words.

Fox, George (1624–1691), a founder of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), was born in July 1624 in Drayton-in-the-Clay (now Fenny Drayton), Leicestershire, the eldest of four...

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Hastings [née Shirley], Selina, countess of Huntingdon (1707–1791), founder of the Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion

Boyd Stanley Schlenther.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 3382 words.

Hastings [née Shirley], Selina, countess of Huntingdon (1707–1791), founder of the Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion, was born on 13 August 1707, probably at Astwell House,...

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Davey, Robert Raymond [Ray] (1915–2012), Presbyterian minister and founder of the Corrymeela Community

Trevor Williams.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1186 words.

Davey, Robert Raymond [Ray] (1915–2012), Presbyterian minister and founder of the Corrymeela Community, was born in Dunmurry, co. Antrim, on 10 January 1915, the fourth of five children of...

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Taylor, Dan (1738–1816), General Baptist minister and founder of the New Connexion of General Baptists

E. F. Clipsham.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1064 words.

Taylor, Dan (1738–1816), General Baptist minister and founder of the New Connexion of General Baptists, was born on 21 December 1738 at Sourmilk Hall, Northowram, Yorkshire, the elder son...

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Monsell [née O'Brien], Harriet (1811–1883), founder of the Community of St John Baptist, Clewer

Valerie Bonham.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 727 words.

Monsell [née O'Brien], Harriet (1811–1883), founder of the Community of St John Baptist, Clewer, was seventh of the nine children of Sir Edward O'Brien, fourth baronet, of Dromoland in co....

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Garson, Mary Sunniva (1921–2007), nun and founder of the Benedictine sisters of Grace and Compassion

Dominic Aidan Bellenger.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 941 words.

Garson, Mary Sunniva (1921–2007), nun and founder of the Benedictine sisters of Grace and Compassion, was born on 3 October 1921 at Denend, Udny, Aberdeenshire, the only daughter and eldest...

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Montefiore, Claude Joseph Goldsmid- (1858–1938), scholar and founder of Liberal Judaism

Geoffrey Alderman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 1213 words.

Montefiore, Claude Joseph Goldsmid- (1858–1938), scholar and founder of Liberal Judaism, was born in London on 6 June 1858, the youngest of four children born to Nathaniel Mayer Montefiore...

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Sellon, (Priscilla) Lydia (1821–1876), founder of the Society of the Most Holy Trinity

Peter G. Cobb.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1715 words.

Sellon, (Priscilla) Lydia (1821–1876), founder of the Society of the Most Holy Trinity, was born on 21 March 1821 in Hampstead, Middlesex, but brought up at the family country house,...

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Mason, (Frances) Agnes (1849–1941), founder of the Community of the Holy Family

Julia Bolton Holloway.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 784 words.

Mason, (Frances) Agnes (1849–1941), founder of the Community of the Holy Family, was born at the parsonage, Laugharne township, Carmarthenshire, on 10 August 1849, the second daughter in...

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Montgomery, Henry (1788–1865), a founder of the Remonstrant Synod of Ulster

William McMillan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 2203 words.

Montgomery, Henry (1788–1865), a founder of the Remonstrant Synod of Ulster, was born on 16 January 1788 at Boltnaconnel House, Killead, co. Antrim, the fifth son and youngest child of...

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Asbury, Francis (1745–1816), a founder of the American Methodist Episcopal church

Alexander Gordon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 545 words.

Asbury, Francis (1745–1816), a founder of the American Methodist Episcopal church, was born on 20 August 1745 at Hamstead Bridge, in the parish of Handsworth, Staffordshire. He was the only...

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Mayer, Samuel Ralph Townshend (1841–1880), founder of the Free and Open Church Association and writer

G. C. Boase.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Religion. 395 words.

Mayer, Samuel Ralph Townshend (1841–1880), founder of the Free and Open Church Association and writer, second son of Samuel Mayer, solicitor, of Gloucester, was born at Gloucester in August...

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