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Ashburne, John (bap. 1607, d. 1661), Church of England clergyman and madhouse keeper, was the son of Robert Ashburne of Crowle, Lincolnshire, where he was baptized on 19 July 1607. Ashburne matriculated sizar at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, in 1625; he graduated BA and was ordained deacon at ...

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Dominian, Jacobus [Jack] (1929–2014), psychiatrist and author, was born in Athens, on 25 August 1929, the third child and second son of Charles Joseph Dominian (1889–1960), a bank cashier of Armenian descent, and his Greek wife, Mary, née Scarlatou...

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Gregory, William (1803–1858), chemist and psychic investigator, was born at St Andrew's Square, Edinburgh, on 25 December 1803, the fourth son of James Gregory (1753–1821), professor of medicine in the University of Edinburgh, and his second wife, Miss McLeod. He was descended from a long line of 'academic ...

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Guntrip, Henry James Samuel [Harry] (1901–1975), psychotherapist and Congregational minister, the son of Henry Richard Guntrip (d. c.1923) and his wife, Harriet Louise Jessop (d. 1953), was born at 103 Dulwich Road, London, on 29 May 1901. His father, a commercial clerk, was the youngest of seven children. Before his marriage he was lively and enjoyed cricket. A Methodist lay preacher, he was founder of a breakaway evangelical movement, ...

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Edmund Gurney (1847–1888) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gurney, Edmund (1847–1888), psychical researcher and psychologist, was born on 23 March 1847 at Hersham, Surrey, the third son and fifth child of the Reverend John Hampden Gurney (1802–1862) and his wife, Mary Grey (d. c.1857). He had eight brothers and sisters. From 1861 to 1863 he attended a private boarding-school at ...

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White, Gordon Henry [name in religion Victor White] (1902–1960), Dominican friar, theologian, and psychotherapist, was born on 21 October 1902 at 39 Avondale Road, Croydon, Surrey, the second of the three sons of John Henry White (1866/7–1950), vicar of St Augustine's Church...