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Burnet, Gilbert (1690–1726), writer on religious and moral subjects  

James Moore

Burnet, Gilbert (1690–1726), writer on religious and moral subjects, was born in Salisbury on 15 November 1690, the second son of Gilbert Burnet, bishop of Salisbury (1643–1715) and his second wife, Mary Scott (1659/60–1698). William Burnet (1688–1729) and Sir Thomas Burnet (1694–1753) were his brothers. His mother, who was Dutch, of Scottish ancestry, died on a visit to ...

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Demant, Vigo Auguste (1893–1983), theologian and social commentator  

Angela Cunningham

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Demant, Vigo Auguste (1893–1983), theologian and social commentator, was born on 8 November 1893 in Newcastle upon Tyne, the eldest of three children and only son of Thorvald Conrad Frederick Demant, a professional linguist and translator, who started a language school in Newcastle...

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Deverell, Mary (d. 1805), moral and religious writer  

Anne Stott

Deverell, Mary (d. 1805), moral and religious writer, was born probably at Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire. She described herself as 'a person of obscure and undistinguished rank' (Deverell, Sermons, 3rd edn, iv) and may have come from a clothing family. She was possibly related to the family of ...

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Fowle, Thomas Welbank (1835–1903), theologian and writer on social issues  

W. B. Owen

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Fowle, Thomas Welbank (1835–1903), theologian and writer on social issues, was born at Northallerton, Yorkshire, on 29 August 1835. He was the son of Thomas Fowle, solicitor, and of Mary Welbank, both of Northallerton. After education at Durham School (1848–53) and at Charterhouse...

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Holland, Henry Scott (1847–1918), theologian and social reformer  

John H. Heidt

Holland, Henry Scott (1847–1918), theologian and social reformer, was born on 27 January 1847 at Underdown, Ledbury, Herefordshire, the second of the six children of George Henry Holland and his wife, the Hon. Charlotte Dorothea Gifford, eldest daughter of Robert Gifford, first Baron Gifford of St Leonards...

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Mayer, Matthew (1740–1814), Methodist preacher and promoter of the Sunday school movement  

Henry D. Rack

Mayer, Matthew (1740–1814), Methodist preacher and promoter of the Sunday school movement, was born on 4 November 1740 at Portwood Hall estate, near Stockport, Cheshire, the son of John Mayer, yeoman farmer (d. 1775), and his wife, Hannah. Educated at a good country school, ...

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Nelson, Robert (1656–1715), philanthropist and religious writer  

Alan Cook

Nelson, Robert (1656–1715), philanthropist and religious writer, was born in London on 22 June 1656. He was the only survivor of the three children of John Nelson (d. 1657) and his wife, Delicia (or Delitia) Roberts (d. 1703). John Nelson, of a ...