Bourne Hall Draper

DRAPER, Bourne Hall. b. Cumnor, near Oxford, 1775; d. Southampton, 12 October 1843. He was born into a Church of England family that was too poor to send him for training as an ordinand. He worked as a printer’s apprentice at the Clarendon Press, Oxford. He became a Baptist, and when his apprenticeship was ended, he went to study (1802-04) at the Baptist Academy, Bristol, under John Ryland* (Junior, 1753-1825). Ordained in 1804, he became pastor of Baptist Church at Chipping Norton, and then at Southampton. Draper was a much-published writer, generally on Biblical topics, such as Scripture Questions: explained and illustrated for the instruction of the young (1826), The Bible Story Book...

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