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Greaves, James Pierrepont (1777–1842), mystic  

J. E. M. Latham

Greaves, James Pierrepont (1777–1842), mystic, was born on 1 February 1777, the eldest surviving child of Charles Greaves (1740–1800), a City linen draper, and his wife, Ann, née Pierrepont (1752–1805). Greaves, like his brothers and sisters, was an evangelical churchman; he entered the family business but lost his fortune owing to trading difficulties in the Napoleonic wars, and in 1810 was declared bankrupt. In 1817 he underwent '...