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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Of a ship, to sink at sea, generally understood to be by the flooding of its hull either through springing a leak or through striking a rock. Other causes of a ship sinking, such as...

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Thompson, Samuel (1766–1837), a founder of the Freethinking Christians

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. 964 words.

Thompson, Samuel (1766–1837), a founder of the Freethinking Christians, born in Aldgate, London, on 7 June 1766, was the son of Samuel King Thompson, victualler, of the Bell, Church Row,...

Jezreel, James Jershom (1848x51–1885), founder of the Jezreelites

Timothy C. F. Stunt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 750 words.

Jezreel, James Jershom (1848x51–1885), founder of the Jezreelites, enlisted in the army on 27 July 1875, at Westminster, as James Rowland White, aged twenty-four, the son of a warehouse...

Booth, William (1829–1912), founder of the Salvation Army

Frank Prochaska.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 2326 words.

Booth, William (1829–1912), founder of the Salvation Army, was born at Sneinton, a suburb of Nottingham, on 10 April 1829, one of five children of Samuel Booth (1775–1842), a speculative...

Wardley, Jane (fl. 1747–1770), a founder of the Shakers

Terrie Dopp Aamodt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 673 words.

Wardley, Jane (fl. 1747–1770), a founder of the Shakers, is an elusive figure, as the dates of her birth, marriage, and death, and the names of her parents are unknown. She was a tailor who...

Shore, James (1805–1874), founder of the Free Church of England

Grayson Carter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 811 words.

Shore, James (1805–1874), founder of the Free Church of England, was born on 31 July 1805 in Haselbury Plucknett, Somerset, the third son of Thomas Shore (c.1776–1833), merchant, of...

Trevor, John (1855–1930), founder of the Labour church

R. K. Webb.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 944 words.

Trevor, John (1855–1930), founder of the Labour church, was born on 7 October 1855 in Liverpool, the younger child and only son of Frederick Francis Trevor, linen draper, and his wife,...

Prince, Henry James (1811–1899), founder of the Agapemonites

Timothy C. F. Stunt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 937 words.

Prince, Henry James (1811–1899), founder of the Agapemonites, was the youngest son of Thomas Prince (1745–1816), a West Indian plantation owner, formerly of Liverpool, and his wife, Mary...

Thorne, James (1795–1872), a founder of the Bible Christians

Clive D. Field.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 761 words.

Thorne, James (1795–1872), a founder of the Bible Christians, was born on 21 September 1795 at North Furze Farm, Shebbear, Devon, the third child of John Thorne (1762–1842), farmer, and his...

Wroe, John (1782–1863), founder of the Christian Israelites

Timothy C. F. Stunt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 1515 words.

Wroe, John (1782–1863), founder of the Christian Israelites, was the eldest son of Joseph Roe (or Wroe), who was probably the man who married Susannah Fernley in 1778. John was born in the...

Ward, John [called Zion Ward] (1781–1837), founder of the Shilohites

Timothy C. F. Stunt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 1101 words.

Ward, John [called Zion Ward] (1781–1837), founder of the Shilohites, was born at the Cove of Cork in Ireland on 25 December 1781. Taken by his parents, who were strict Calvinists, to...

Buchan [née Simpson], Elspeth (c. 1738–1791), founder of the Buchanites

Jill Söderström.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 816 words.

Buchan [née Simpson], Elspeth (c. 1738–1791), founder of the Buchanites, was born in Banffshire, the daughter of John Simpson and Margaret Gordon (d. c.1741), who kept an inn at Fitmy-Can,...

Kelly, Thomas (1769–1855), hymn writer and founder of the Kellyites

Grayson Carter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations; Religion; Composition. 789 words.

Kelly, Thomas (1769–1855), hymn writer and founder of the Kellyites, was born at Kellyville, Queen's county, on 13 July 1769, the only son of Thomas (d. 1809), the Rt Hon. Chief Baron Kelly...

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...

Gibb, John (d. 1720?), founder of the Sweet Singers or Gibbite sect

John Callow.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 1740 words.

Gibb, John (d. 1720?), founder of the Sweet Singers or Gibbite sect, was born and raised in Borrowstounness (modern day Bo'ness) in Linlithgowshire, Scotland. There he learned to sail, and...

Jeffreys, George (1889–1962), revivalist and founder of the Elim Pentecostal church

William K. Kay.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 1945 words.

Jeffreys, George (1889–1962), revivalist and founder of the Elim Pentecostal church, was born at 24 Metcalfe Street, Maesteg, Glamorgan, south Wales, on 28 February 1889. His father, Thomas...

Niclaes, Hendrik [Henry Nicholas] (1502–c. 1580), founder of the Family of Love

Alastair Hamilton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 2818 words.

Niclaes, Hendrik [Henry Nicholas] (1502–c. 1580), founder of the Family of Love, was born on 10 January 1502. His birthplace cannot be identified, but the language in which he wrote,...

Girling [née Clouting], Mary Ann (1827–1886), founder of the Children of God

Mary Heimann.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 1235 words.

Girling [née Clouting], Mary Ann (1827–1886), founder of the Children of God, was born on 27 April 1827 at Little Glemham, Suffolk, the daughter of William Clouting or Clowting, a small...

Lindsay, Colin (1819–1892), founder of the English Church Union and Roman Catholic convert

A. F. Pollard.

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. 572 words.

Lindsay, Colin (1819–1892), founder of the English Church Union and Roman Catholic convert, born at Muncaster Castle, Cumberland, on 6 December 1819, was the fourth son of James Lindsay,...

O'Bryan [formerly Bryant], William (1778–1868), founder of the Bible Christians (Bryanites)

Clive D. Field.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 942 words.

O'Bryan [formerly Bryant], William (1778–1868), founder of the Bible Christians (Bryanites), was born on 6 February 1778 at Gunwen Farm, Luxulyan, Cornwall, the second son (and third of...

Campbell, Alexander (1788–1866), a founder of the Disciples of Christ or Churches of Christ

David M. Thompson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 1390 words.

Campbell, Alexander (1788–1866), a founder of the Disciples of Christ or Churches of Christ, was born on 12 September 1788 near Ballymena, co. Antrim, the eldest of the ten children of...