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Wakefield, Gilbert (1756-1801), biblical scholar and religious controversialist

Bruce Graver

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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

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Wakefield, Gilbert (1756-1801), biblical scholar and religious controversialist, born on 22 February 1756 in the parsonage-house of St Nicholas's, Nottingham, was the third son of George Wakefield (1720-1776), rector of that parish and later vicar of Richmond and Kingston, and his wife, Elizabeth (1721-1800), whose grandfather had been twice mayor ...

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