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Thompson, George Donisthorpe (1804-1878), slavery abolitionist

William Hewins and Matthew Lee

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/27261
Thompson, George Donisthorpe (1804-1878), slavery abolitionist


Thompson, George Donisthorpe (1804-1878), slavery abolitionist, born at Liverpool on 18 June 1804, was the third son of Thomas Thompson of Leicester and his wife, Elizabeth Donisthorpe. In 1831 he married Anne Erskine, daughter of Richard Spry, a minister in the Methodist Connexion of the countess of Huntingdon. They had ...

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