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date: 08 March 2021

Neild, Jameslocked

  • G. Le G. Norgate
  • , revised by Stephen M. Lee


Neild, James (1744–1814), penal reformer and philanthropist, was born on 24 May 1744 at Knutsford, Cheshire. His father's death left his mother to support Neild and his four siblings by continuing her business as a linen draper. After a very brief education Neild...

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