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Cowherd, William (1763–1816), a founder of the Bible Christians (Cowherdites) and vegetarian

Alexander Gordon

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/6496

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Cowherd, William (1763–1816), a founder of the Bible Christians (Cowherdites) and vegetarian, was born in Carnforth, Lancashire. Little is known of his early life, although his parents were probably James and Elizabeth Cowherd, or Coward. He described himself as a 'classical teacher in ...

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Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations ; Christian Institutions and Organizations ; Social and Cultural History ; Ethical Issues and Debates

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