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Dyer, Alfred Stace (1849–1926), moral reformer, was born Alfred Dyer at Kingsthorpe, Northampton, on 14 August 1849, the son of John Dyer, gardener, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Jones. His mother was widowed early in his childhood, and he left school at twelve to begin work in a printing firm. Brought up a Congregationalist, he became a committed evangelical Quaker in his early twenties. By 1871 he was employed as a lecturer for a peace organization, the ...

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Haughton, James (1795–1873), social reformer and temperance activist, son of Samuel Pearson Haughton (1748–1828) and Mary, daughter of James Pim of Rushin, Queen's county, Ireland, was born in Carlow on 5 May 1795. He was educated at Ballitore, co. Kildare, from 1807 to 1810, under ...