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Bedford, Arthur (bap. 1668, d. 1745), Church of England clergyman and moral reformer

Scott Mandelbrote.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates. 1656 words.

Bedford, Arthur (bap. 1668, d. 1745), Church of England clergyman and moral reformer, was baptized on 8 September 1668 at Tiddenham, Gloucestershire, the son of Richard Bedford, who was...

Blount, Edward (1769–1843), campaigner for Roman Catholic civil rights

H. J. Spencer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 780 words.

Blount, Edward (1769–1843), campaigner for Roman Catholic civil rights, was born on 18 July 1769, the second of the three children of Sir Walter Blount, sixth baronet (d. 1785), of...

Blount, Elizabeth Anne Mould de Sodington [née Elizabeth Anne Mould Williams; other married name Elizabeth Anne Mould Morgan], Lady de Sodington Blount (1850–1935), pamphlet writer and social activist

Caroline Zilboorg.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Politics; Religion; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 687 words.

Blount, Elizabeth Anne Mould de Sodington [née Elizabeth Anne Mould Williams; other married name Elizabeth Anne Mould Morgan], Lady de Sodington Blount (1850–1935), pamphlet writer and...

Brooks, Walter Henderson

Adam Biggs.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates. 1287 words.

Brooks, Walter Henderson (30 August 1851–06 July 1945), clergyman, temperance leader, and poet, was born in Richmond, Virginia, the son of Albert Royal Brooks and Lucy Goode, slaves....

Burnet, Gilbert (1690–1726), writer on religious and moral subjects

James Moore.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Religious Studies. 1009 words.

Burnet, Gilbert (1690–1726), writer on religious and moral subjects, was born in Salisbury on 15 November 1690, the second son of Gilbert Burnet, bishop of Salisbury (1643–1715) and his...

Cannon, James, Jr.

Michael R. McCoy.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates. 998 words.

Cannon, James, Jr. (13 November 1864–06 September 1944), southern Methodist bishop and temperance crusader, was born in Salisbury, Maryland, the son of James Cannon and Lydia Robertson...

Chunchie, Kamal Athon (1886–1953), Methodist minister and race relations worker

Rozina Visram.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 974 words.

Chunchie, Kamal Athon (1886–1953), Methodist minister and race relations worker, was born on 4 June 1886 in Kandy, Ceylon, the eldest of nine children (five sons and four daughters) of...

Comstock, Elizabeth Leslie Rous Wright

Thomas D. Hamm.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Society and Culture; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 885 words.

Comstock, Elizabeth Leslie Rous Wright (30 October 1815–03 August 1891), Quaker minister and reformer, was born in Maidenhead, Berkshire, England, the daughter of William Rous, a...

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

Alexander Gordon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations; Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates. 707 words.

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...

Deverell, Mary (d. 1805), moral and religious writer

Anne Stott.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Religious Studies. 842 words.

Deverell, Mary (d. 1805), moral and religious writer, was born probably at Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire. She described herself as 'a person of obscure and undistinguished rank'...

Disney, John (1677–1730), Church of England clergyman and moral reformer

J. H. Overton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates. 566 words.

Disney, John (1677–1730), Church of England clergyman and moral reformer, was born at Lincoln on 26 December 1677, the son of Daniel Disney (1656–1734) of Swinderbury and his wife,...

Drysdale, George (1824–1904), freethinker and advocate of contraception

J. Miriam Benn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative Belief Systems; Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates. 1737 words.

Drysdale, George (1824–1904), freethinker and advocate of contraception, was born at 8 Royal Circus, Edinburgh, on 27 December 1824, the fourth son of the city treasurer and tory leader on...

Dymond, Jonathan (1796–1828), Quaker moralist and peace advocate

Leslie Stephen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Politics and Law. 495 words.

Dymond, Jonathan (1796–1828), Quaker moralist and peace advocate, was born on 19 December 1796 at Bridge House, Bridge Street, Exeter, the fifth child of the five sons and two daughters of...

Fox, William (1736–1826), founder of the Sunday School Society

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Education; Religion and Education; Ethical Issues and Debates. 748 words.

Fox, William (1736–1826), founder of the Sunday School Society, was born at Clapton, Gloucestershire, on 14 February 1736, the youngest of the eight children of James Fox (d. 1738/9),...

Green, Peter (1871–1961), Church of England clergyman and Christian apologist

Matthew Grimley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1436 words.

Green, Peter (1871–1961), Church of England clergyman and Christian apologist, was born at Portland Terrace, Southampton, Hampshire, on 18 January 1871, the fourth of five children of Henry...

Keogh, John (1740–1817), campaigner for Roman Catholic rights

James Kelly.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 899 words.

Keogh, John (1740–1817), campaigner for Roman Catholic rights, was born in humble circumstances to Cornelius Keogh (1708–1774), labourer, and Abigail Keogh (1711–1779) in Dublin. He made...

Kohler, Max James

Eric L. Goldstein.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights; Education; History; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1249 words.

Kohler, Max James (22 May 1871–24 July 1934), jurist, historian, and Jewish communal worker, was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Kaufmann Kohler and Johanna Einhorn. His parents were...

Leavitt, Mary Greenleaf Clement

Daniel J. Malleck.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Religion and Education. 1141 words.

Leavitt, Mary Greenleaf Clement (22 September 1830–05 February 1912), reformer and temperance missionary, was born in Hopkinton, New Hampshire, the daughter of Joshua H. Clement, a Baptist...

Mace, David Robert (1907–1990), Methodist minister and pioneer of the marriage guidance movement

Alana Harris.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 2209 words.

Mace, David Robert (1907–1990), Methodist minister and pioneer of the marriage guidance movement, was born at the Wesleyan manse, Rosehill Road, Montrose, on 21 June 1907, the eldest of the...

Mathew, Theobald (1790–1856), Capuchin friar and temperance campaigner

Colm Kerrigan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates. 2428 words.

Mathew, Theobald (1790–1856), Capuchin friar and temperance campaigner, was the fourth son of Ann Mathew, née Whyte, and James Mathew, a cousin of Francis Mathew of Thomastown Castle near...