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Sheppard, John (1785–1879), religious writer

E. I. Carlyle

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/25344

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Sheppard, John (1785–1879), religious writer, born on 15 October 1785 at Frome, Somerset (where his family had lived since the Restoration), was the son of John Sheppard and his wife, Mary Kelson, daughter of John Banger of Piddletown, Dorset. He left school in 1800 to enter the wool trade, in which most of his relatives worked. In 1806, after his father's death, he and his mother joined the Baptists, a body to which many of his family belonged. With ...

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Subjects: Religious Studies

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