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Alexander Gordon

revised by K. D. Reynolds

Child, Thomas (1839–1906), Swedenborgian minister, son of John Child of Darlington, heckle-comb maker, and his wife, Grace McKay, was born at Arbroath, Forfarshire, on 10 December 1839, and brought up there in the Free Church of Scotland. He was sent to a relative at ...

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Gordon Goodwin

revised by Timothy C. F. Stunt

Clissold, Augustus (1797–1882), Swedenborgian activist, was born on 13 May 1797 at Stonehouse, near Stroud, Gloucestershire, the fifth son in the family of thirteen children (only seven of whom reached adulthood) of Stephen Clissold (1764–1834), founder of the Ebley Cloth Mills in Stroud...

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Clowes, John (1743–1831), Church of England clergyman and Swedenborgian preacher, was born at Manchester on 20 October 1743 and baptized at St Ann's Church there on 17 November, the fourth son of Joseph Clowes, barrister, and Catherine, daughter of the Revd Edward Edwards...

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Robert Hindmarsh (1759–1835) by Samuel William Reynolds senior and Samuel Cousins, pubd 1824 (after Joseph Allen) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hindmarsh, Robert (1759–1835), Swedenborgian preacher, was born in Alnwick, Northumberland, on 8 November 1759, the son of James Hindmarsh (1732–1812) and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1775). His father was one of the schoolmasters at Wesley's school at Kingswood in the 1760s, and subsequently an itinerant preacher for ...

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Alexander Gordon

revised by Timothy C. F. Stunt

Noble, Samuel (1779–1853), engraver and Swedenborgian minister, was born in London on 4 March 1779. His father, Edward Noble (1740/41–1784), was a bookseller and mathematician, the author of Elements of Linear Perspective (1772). His brothers were George Noble and William Bonneau Noble. His mother (...

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Proud, Joseph (1745–1826), Swedenborgian preacher and hymn writer, was born at Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, on 22 March 1745, the son of John Proud (d. 1784), a General Baptist minister, and his wife. He quickly entered the ministry, assisting his father at Wisbech, Cambridgeshire...

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Sibly, Manoah (1757–1840), Swedenborgian minister and banker, was born at Bristol on 20 August 1757. He was the brother of Ebenezer Sibly (1751–c. 1799), a notable publisher of esoteric lore, and was himself an autodidact and nonconformist, self-taught in the classical and biblical languages, part of the self-taught artisan culture. He specialized in alchemy and astrology, and became for a period a bookseller in ...

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Alexander Gordon

revised by Timothy C. F. Stunt

Tulk, Charles Augustus (1786–1849), Swedenborgian writer and politician, was born at Richmond, Surrey, on 2 June 1786. He was the eldest son of John Augustus Tulk, a man of independent fortune and an original member of the Theosophical Society formed (December 1783) by ...

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Wilkinson, (James John) Garth (1812–1899), Swedenborgian writer and homoeopath, born in Acton Street, Gray's Inn Lane, London, on 3 June 1812, was the eldest son of James John Wilkinson (bap. 1780, d. 1858), lawyer, the eldest son of Martin Wilkinson, attorney, and ...