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John Disney

(1677—1730) Church of England clergyman and moral reformer


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John Disney was born in Lincoln and died in Nottingham. He trained as a lawyer and served with some distinction as a magistrate before taking orders later in life and settling as a clergyman at St Mary's, Nottingham. He was a supporter of a number of societies dedicated to reforming public manners, and he wrote a number of works on public morals. He was the grandfather of John Disney the Unitarian.

From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Philosophy.


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