Reference Entry

Gurney, Joseph John

Edward H. Milligan

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Gurney, Joseph John (1788–1847), banker and religious writer, was born on 2 August 1788 at Earlham Hall, Norwich, the eleventh of the twelve children of John Gurney (1749–1809) and Catherine Gurney, née Bell (1754–1792). The Gurneys, Quakers from the mid-seventeenth century, had developed a substantial wool-stapling business and were known for their social concern, evinced, for instance, in ...

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Subjects: Banking ; Religious Studies

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