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date: 18 February 2020

Cooke, Josephlocked

(1775–1811)
  • Alan Ruston

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Cooke, Joseph (1775–1811), religious reformer and founder of the Methodist Unitarian Movement, was born near Dudley, Worcestershire, on 8 May 1775. His parents were poor, and his education was 'not what is generally esteemed a learned one' (Ashworth, 11). In 1799 he married ...

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