On our final morning here in Swanwick we had a paper first on William Kiffin 1616-1701. Dr Robert Oliver is a master of Baptist history and it was a joy to hear him recount the tale.
Kiffin was a confessionalist, a man who espoused unity, a great man who should not be forgotten.
A full biography is needed but Ben Ramsbottom's little book Stranger than fiction was commended.
There is a perhaps surprising amount of material available on the Internet about Kiffin. For example
Kiffin wrote an autobiography that was eventually written up by William Orme and can be accessed here.