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Samuel Stennett

STENNETT, Samuel. b. Exeter, 1 June 1727; d. Muswell Hill, Middlesex, 24 August 1795. He was the grandson of Joseph Stennett*, and one of a line of father-to-son Baptist pastors. He was born at Exeter, where his father was pastor at the time. When he was ten his father moved to London, to the Baptist congregation in Little Wild Street, Lincoln’s Inn Fields. Samuel was educated in London, after which he became assistant to his father. He took over as pastor in 1758, and remained there until his death, becoming a prominent figure in nonconformist London. He was awarded the degree of DD from the University of Aberdeen in 1763. John Howard, the penal reformer, was a member of his congregation...

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