Reference Entry

Gurney, William Brodie (1777-1855), shorthand writer and philanthropist

George Clement Boase and Clare Loughlin-Chow

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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


Gurney, William Brodie (1777-1855), shorthand writer and philanthropist, grandson of Thomas Gurney (1705-1770) and brother of Sir John Gurney (1768-1845), was the younger son of Joseph Gurney (1744-1815) Gurney, Thomas and his wife, a daughter of William Brodie of Mansfield. Born at Stamford Hill, London, on 24 December 1777, he ...

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