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Bethel, Slingsby (bap. 1617, d. 1697), merchant and political economist, was baptized in Alne, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, on 27 February 1617, a younger son of Sir Walter Bethel (d. 1622), gentleman, and Mary Slingsby (1582–1662), daughter of Sir Henry Slingsby...

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Malthus, (Thomas) Robert (1766–1834), political economist, was born on 13 February 1766 and baptized on 14 February at his parents' home, The Rookery, near Wotton, Surrey. In formal situations he used his full name, but in less formal correspondence referred to himself as ...

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Sadler, Michael Thomas (1780–1835), social reformer and political economist, was born on 3 January 1780 at the Old Hall, Doveridge, Snelston, Derbyshire. He was the youngest of the six children of James Sadler (d. 1800?), a gentleman farmer at Doveridge who claimed descent from ...

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Scrope, George Julius Poulett [formerly George Julius Thomson] (1797–1876), geologist and political economist, was born in London on 10 March 1797. Baptized George Julius Thomson at St Peter-le-Poer in the City of London on 11 May 1797, he was the second son of the ...

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Senior, Nassau William (1790–1864), political economist, was probably born on 26 September 1790 at Compton Beauchamp, Berkshire, although one source has it that he was born on 23 September 1790 at Uffington, Berkshire. He was the eldest of ten children of John Raven Senior (1764–1824)...

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Thornton, Henry (1760–1815), banker and political economist, was born on 10 March 1760, the youngest son of John Thornton (1720–1790), of Clapham, Surrey, merchant and philanthropist, and his wife, Lucy (1722–1785), daughter of Samuel Watson of Hull. John Thornton was one of the leading lay patrons of the early evangelical movement. ...

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Torrens, Robert (1780?–1864), political economist, was the first of three children of Robert Torrens (fl. 1758–1790) and his wife, Elizabeth (fl. 1762–1790), third daughter of the Revd Skeffington Bristow and his wife, Elizabeth Gore Grattan. He was born either at his paternal grandfather's house, ...

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Toynbee, Arnold (1852–1883), social reformer and political economist, was born at 18 Savile Row, London, on 23 August 1852, the second son of Joseph Toynbee (1815–1866), an eminent aural surgeon, and his wife, Harriet Holmes. Toynbee owed much in his early years to the influence of his father, who, though he died when his son was only fourteen, had already inspired him with a love of literature and with the foundations of those social ideals which were afterwards the main interest of his life. ...