Robert Aspland (1782-1845), father of organised Unitarianism in Great Britain, was the most widely known Unitarian minister of his day. He was amongst the most powerful and influentialsome thought domineeringof Unitarian figures.
Robert was born at Wicken, Cambridgeshire, the eldest son of Robert and Hannah (née Brook) Aspland. His father kept the village shop. The family attended the local Baptist church; his mother was the strong dissenter.