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Alex, (Edward) Ephraim

Doreen Berger.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law; Social and Cultural History; Welfare and Poverty; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Ethnic Politics. 839 words.

Alex, (Edward) Ephraim (1800–1882), founder of the Jewish Board of Guardians, was born on 12 December 1800 in St Katherine in the City of London. He was the eldest surviving son of Solomon...

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Becher, John Thomas

M. J. D. Roberts.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Welfare and Poverty; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 884 words.

Becher, John Thomas (1770–1848), Church of England clergyman and poor-law reformer, was born in Cork, the son of Michael Becher. Educated at Westminster School, he proceeded to Christ...

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Bourne, William Sturges

David Eastwood.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Welfare and Poverty; UK Politics. 1254 words.

Bourne, William Sturges (1769–1845), politician and poor-law reformer, was born on 7 November 1769 as William Sturges, the only son of the Revd John Sturges DD (1736/7–1807), prebendary of...

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Bush, Rice

Paul Slack.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Social and Cultural History; Welfare and Poverty; Political Theory. 777 words.

Bush, Rice (c. 1610–1649), pamphleteer on poor relief, came to prominence in the public debates about new institutions for social welfare which took place in London at the end of the civil...

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Day, William

R. A. Lewis.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Welfare and Poverty; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 773 words.

Day, William (1797–1849), assistant poor-law commissioner, was born on 15 December 1797, the eldest of the three children of William Day (d. 1807) and his wife, Susannah (d. 1810), of...

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Duncan, Henry

Rosemary Mitchell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Welfare and Poverty; Banking; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1306 words.

Duncan, Henry (1774–1846), Church of Scotland minister and savings bank founder, was born at Lochrutton, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 8 October 1774, the third son of the minister George Duncan...

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Eden, Sir Frederick Morton, second baronet

Donald Winch.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Welfare and Poverty; Sociology; Business and Management; Insurance; Economics. 980 words.

Eden, Sir Frederick Morton, second baronet (1766–1809), insurance company manager and writer on the state of the poor, was born at Ashtead, Surrey, the eldest son of Sir Robert Eden...

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Gilbert, Thomas

Richard S. Tompson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Social and Cultural History; Welfare and Poverty. 1710 words.

Gilbert, Thomas (bap. 1720, d. 1798), land agent and poor law reformer, was baptized on 26 January 1720 in Cotton, Staffordshire, the eldest son of Thomas Gilbert, a small landowner engaged...

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Hibbs, Richard

Francis Watt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Welfare and Poverty. 241 words.

Hibbs, Richard (1812?–1886), writer on poverty, came from Hampshire, and studied at St John's College, Cambridge (of which he was scholar), matriculating in 1837 and proceeding BA in 1841...

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Hill, Florence Davenport

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Welfare and Poverty; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 4 words.

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