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Turner, Richard (1790–1846), temperance activist

Brian Harrison

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/38081

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Turner, Richard (1790–1846), temperance activist, was born on 25 July 1790 in Bilsborough, the youngest of five children. He had poor sight following a childhood attack of measles. He became a spinner in a Preston cotton mill, but disliked the restricted life and left at the age of seventeen. On 25 November 1817 in ...

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