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Acland, John (1699–1796), Church of England clergyman and writer on social issues, was the second son of John Acland (d. 1703), of Beerford, Devon, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Acland of Fremington, Devon. His father was MP for Callington, Cornwall...

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Davies, David (1742–1819), Church of England clergyman and writer on social issues, was born on 9 February 1742 of Welsh parentage. His origins and early life are obscure, although his will suggests that his family originated in the border area of Merioneth and ...

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D'Eichthal, Gustave (1804–1886), visionary and social observer, was born in Nancy, the son of Louis D'Eichthal (1780–1840), a Jewish banker, and his wife, Fleurette, née Lévy (d. 1837). Raised as a Catholic from 1817, when he was baptized at Deüil, near Versailles...

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Demant, Vigo Auguste (1893–1983), theologian and social commentator, was born on 8 November 1893 in Newcastle upon Tyne, the eldest of three children and only son of Thorvald Conrad Frederick Demant, a professional linguist and translator, who started a language school in Newcastle...

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Fowle, Thomas Welbank (1835–1903), theologian and writer on social issues, was born at Northallerton, Yorkshire, on 29 August 1835. He was the son of Thomas Fowle, solicitor, and of Mary Welbank, both of Northallerton. After education at Durham School (1848–53) and at Charterhouse...

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Jay, (Arthur) Osborne Montgomery (1858–1945), Church of England clergyman and social commentator, was born on 14 April 1858 at Landour, north India, the second son of the Revd William James Jay and Harriet, daughter of Martin Rawling of St Ives, Huntingdonshire. His parents had married in 1850 just as ...

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McNabb, Joseph [name in religion Vincent McNabb] (1868–1943), theologian and social critic, was born on 8 July 1868 at Portaferry, co. Down, Ireland, the tenth of the eleven children of James McNabb (1823–1911), a master mariner, and his wife, Ann Shields (1830–1901)...

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Parkinson, Henry Thomas (1852–1924), Roman Catholic priest and social scientist, was born on 30 January 1852 at Cheadle, Staffordshire, the son of Henry Parkinson, a barber, and his wife, Isabella Millward. He went to Sedgley Park School, Staffordshire, in 1865 and then in 1868 to ...

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Trigge, Francis (1547?–1606), Church of England clergyman and writer on social issues, was probably born in Lincolnshire. He matriculated from University College, Oxford, in 1564, graduating BA on 16 February 1569 and MA on 12 May 1572. After taking priest's orders he was appointed rector of ...