Reference Entry

Coram, Thomas (c. 1668-1751), philanthropist

James Stephen Taylor

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

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


Coram, Thomas (c. 1668-1751), philanthropist, was born in or near Lyme Regis, Dorset, but no baptismal record is extant. His parents were probably John Coram (bap. 1629) and his wife, Spes (d. 1677), of that town, John Coram being in merchant shipping. Thomas Coram's earliest years can only be conjectured ...

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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