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SAMUEL BOLTON Samuel Bolton was born in London in 1606, was educated at Manchester School, matriculated as a pensioner at Christ’s College, Cambridge, in 1625, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1629 and a Master of Arts … Continue reading

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David Clarkson

David Clarkson Richard Baxter commended David Clarkson for “solid judgment, healing moderate principles, acquaintance with the Fathers, great ministerial abilities, and a godly upright life” (Reliquiae Baxterianae, 1696, 3:97). Born at Bradford, in Yorkshire, Clarkson was educated at Trinity College, … Continue reading

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William Bridge

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William Bridge was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and served for several years as a fellow there as well. He served a five-year pastorate in Essex before accepting a call to Norwich. As a non-conformist, in 1637 he was officially … Continue reading

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Isaac Ambrose

ISAAC AMBROSE Isaac Ambrose was born in 1604, the son of Richard Ambrose, vicar of Ormskirk, Lancashire. Entering Brasenose College, Oxford, in 1621, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1624, and was ordained to the ministry. He … Continue reading

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David Dickson

David Dickson (1583-1662) David Dickson was born about the year 1583. He was the only son of Mr John Dick or Dickson, merchant in Glasgow, whose father was an old feuar and possessor of some lands in the barony of … Continue reading

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Thomas Doolittle

Thomas Doolittle (1630-1707) Thomas Doolittle was born at Kidderminster, Worcestershire. While at the grammar school in Kidderminster, Doolittle heard Richard Baxter preach sermons that were later published as The Saints’ Everlasting Rest (1653). Those addresses led to Doolittle’s conversion in … Continue reading

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Jeremiah Burroughs

Burroughs studied at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and was graduated M.A. in 1624, but left the university because of non-conformity. He was assistant to Edmund Calamy at Bury St. Edmunds, and in 1631 became rector of Tivetshall, Norfolk. He was suspended … Continue reading

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Thomas Brooks

Thomas Brooks Thomas Brooks was born in 1608. He entered Emmanuel College, Cambridge, in 1625, where such New England Puritans as Thomas Hooker, John Cotton, and Thomas Shepard were also educated, but he appears to have left before graduating. Brooks … Continue reading

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Thomas Goodwin

Goodwin, Thomas (1600-1680) “Congregational divine. Born in Norfolk and educated at Cambridge, he became a fellow of St. Catherine’s and vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Cambridge. On becoming a Congregationalist in 1634 he resigned and moved to London. In 1639 … Continue reading

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Richard Baxter

Richard Baxter – English Puritan church leader, poet, hymn-writer, theologian, and controversialist Source: Wikipedia Richard Baxter(1615-1691) was a prominent English churchman of the 1600s. He was a peacemaker who sought unity among Protestants, and yet he was a highly independent … Continue reading

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