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Wilson, Daniellocked

(1778–1858)
  • Andrew Porter

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Wilson, Daniel (1778–1858), bishop of Calcutta, son of Stephen Wilson (d. 1813), a wealthy London silk manufacturer, and Ann Collett (d. 1829), daughter of Daniel West, one of George Whitefield's trustees, was born at Church Street, Spitalfields, London, on 2 July 1778. After finishing school in 1791, to prepare him for the family business he was apprenticed in ...

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