CARPENTER, (Joseph) Estlin. b. Ripley, Surrey, 5 October 1844; d. Oxford, 2 June 1927. He was born into a distinguished Unitarian family: his grandfather, Lant Carpenter, was a noted Unitarian minister and schoolmaster, who taught James Martineau*, who in turn taught Estlin (‘Joseph’ was usually dropped). The family moved to Hampstead, north London, and Estlin was educated at University College School, London, and the University of London, where he read mental and moral philosophy. He trained for the Unitarian ministry at Manchester New College, at that time in London (1863-66), becoming minister of Oakfield Road Unitarian Church, Clifton, Bristol (1866-69), and Mill Hill Chapel, Leeds...
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