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Morris Birkbeck (1764–1825) by unknown engraver, pubd 1825 Special Collections and Archives, Knox College Library, Galesburg, Illinois


Birkbeck, Morris (1764–1825), farmer and writer, was born on 23 January 1764 in Settle, Yorkshire, the only child of Morris Birkbeck (1734–1816), Quaker minister, and his wife, Hannah, née Bradford, of Lancaster, who died a few days after his birth. On 23 April in 1794 he married ...