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Rule, William Harris (1802–1890), Methodist minister and historian

G. Le G. Norgate

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/24265

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Rule, William Harris (1802–1890), Methodist minister and historian, born at Penryn, Cornwall, on 15 November 1802, was the son of John Rule and his wife, Louisa, daughter of William Harris, a Cornish Quaker. The father, a native of Berwick upon Tweed, was of Scottish parentage. While a surgeon in the army he was captured and imprisoned for some years in ...

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