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White, Joseph (bap. 1746, d. 1814), orientalist and theologian, was born at Ruscombe, Gloucestershire, and baptized at Stroud on 19 February 1746, the eldest son of Thomas White (1724–1804), a journeyman broadloom weaver, and Elizabeth Harmer (1723–1772). He received his earliest education from his father and in one of the ...