Dorothy Plackett's Principles Of The Baptist Denomination

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He married Dorothy Plackett (1756–1807), of Hackleton, on 10 June 1781. In 1783, having been persuaded of the principles of the Baptist denomination, he was baptized by John Ryland (1753–1825), in Northampton. While continuing to practise as a shoemaker he preached to the Baptist congregation at Earls Barton, near Northampton, and in his spare time studied Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. In 1785 he moved to a residential Baptist pastorate a few miles away at Moulton, though still needing to augment his income by schoolmastering and shoe making.
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