Philip Doddridge, one of the most distinguished Dissenting ministers of the eighteenth century, was the youngest of 20 children. He was born in 1702 and entered the ministry at the age of 19. In 1729 he moved to Northampton where he became pastor of the Dissenting Church and also organized and conducted a theological school for young preachers.
Edward Perronet (1726-1792), an Independent English clergyman, was the son of Vincent Perronet, vicar of Shoreham, who was a friend and supporter of the Wesleys.
Philip Dodderidge (1702-1751), one of the most distinguished Congregational ministers of the eighteenth century, was the youngest of 20 children.