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Alex, (Edward) Ephraim (1800–1882), founder of the Jewish Board of Guardians

Doreen Berger.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law; Social and Cultural History; Welfare and Poverty; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Ethnic Politics. 839 words.

Alex, (Edward) Ephraim (1800–1882), founder of the Jewish Board of Guardians, was born on 12 December 1800 in St Katherine in the City of London. He was the eldest surviving son of Solomon...

Becher, John Thomas (1770–1848), Church of England clergyman and poor-law reformer

M. J. D. Roberts.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Welfare and Poverty; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 884 words.

Becher, John Thomas (1770–1848), Church of England clergyman and poor-law reformer, was born in Cork, the son of Michael Becher. Educated at Westminster School, he proceeded to Christ...

Bourne, William Sturges (1769–1845), politician and poor-law reformer

David Eastwood.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Welfare and Poverty; UK Politics. 1254 words.

Bourne, William Sturges (1769–1845), politician and poor-law reformer, was born on 7 November 1769 as William Sturges, the only son of the Revd John Sturges DD (1736/7–1807), prebendary of...

Bush, Rice (c. 1610–1649), pamphleteer on poor relief

Paul Slack.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Social and Cultural History; Welfare and Poverty; Political Theory. 777 words.

Bush, Rice (c. 1610–1649), pamphleteer on poor relief, came to prominence in the public debates about new institutions for social welfare which took place in London at the end of the civil...

Day, William (1797–1849), assistant poor-law commissioner

R. A. Lewis.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Welfare and Poverty; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 773 words.

Day, William (1797–1849), assistant poor-law commissioner, was born on 15 December 1797, the eldest of the three children of William Day (d. 1807) and his wife, Susannah (d. 1810), of...

Duncan, Henry (1774–1846), Church of Scotland minister and savings bank founder

Rosemary Mitchell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Welfare and Poverty; Banking; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1329 words.

Duncan, Henry (1774–1846), Church of Scotland minister and savings bank founder, was born at Lochrutton, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 8 October 1774, the third son of the minister George Duncan...

Eden, Sir Frederick Morton, second baronet (1766–1809), insurance company manager and writer on the state of the poor

Donald Winch.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Welfare and Poverty; Sociology; Business and Management; Insurance; Economics. 980 words.

Eden, Sir Frederick Morton, second baronet (1766–1809), insurance company manager and writer on the state of the poor, was born at Ashtead, Surrey, the eldest son of Sir Robert Eden...

Gilbert, Thomas (bap. 1720, d. 1798), land agent and poor law reformer

Richard S. Tompson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Social and Cultural History; Welfare and Poverty. 1710 words.

Gilbert, Thomas (bap. 1720, d. 1798), land agent and poor law reformer, was baptized on 26 January 1720 in Cotton, Staffordshire, the eldest son of Thomas Gilbert, a small landowner engaged...

Hibbs, Richard (1812?–1886), writer on poverty

Francis Watt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Welfare and Poverty. 241 words.

Hibbs, Richard (1812?–1886), writer on poverty, came from Hampshire, and studied at St John's College, Cambridge (of which he was scholar), matriculating in 1837 and proceeding BA in 1841...

Hill, Florence Davenport (1828/9–1919)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Welfare and Poverty; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 4 words.

See Hill, Rosamond Davenport

Howlett, John (1731–1804), economist and writer on the poor

R. D. Sheldon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Welfare and Poverty; Economics. 713 words.

Howlett, John (1731–1804), economist and writer on the poor, was the son of John Howlett of Bedworth, Warwickshire. Educated at the University of Oxford, he matriculated from St Edmund Hall...

Lidgett, Elizabeth Sedman (1843–1919), poor-law guardian and suffragist

Jane Martin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Welfare and Poverty; Politics; Gender and Politics. 759 words.

Lidgett, Elizabeth Sedman (1843–1919), poor-law guardian and suffragist, was born on 26 August 1843 at 20 Arbour Terrace, Mile End, London, the daughter of John Lidgett of Hull, a London...

Marryott, Matthew (bap. 1670, d. 1731/2), workhouse promoter and contractor

Tim Hitchcock.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Welfare and Poverty; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 1188 words.

Marryott, Matthew (bap. 1670, d. 1731/2), workhouse promoter and contractor, was born in Olney, Buckinghamshire, where he was baptized on 18 September 1670, the son of Matthew Marryott. The...

Mason, (Marianne) Harriet (1845–1932), poor-law inspector

Katherine Field.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Welfare and Poverty; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 955 words.

Mason, (Marianne) Harriet (1845–1932), poor-law inspector, was born at 61 York Terrace, Marylebone, Middlesex, on 19 February 1845, the daughter of George William Mason (1819–1891) and his...

Merington, (Maria) Martha Crawford (1831–1912), poor-law guardian

Jane Martin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Welfare and Poverty. 931 words.

Merington, (Maria) Martha Crawford (1831–1912), poor-law guardian, was born in Islington, London, on 21 January 1831, the eldest daughter in the family of at least four daughters and four...

Mott, Charles (bap. 1788, d. 1851), assistant poor law commissioner

David Hirst.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Welfare and Poverty; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 1128 words.

Mott, Charles (bap. 1788, d. 1851), assistant poor law commissioner, was baptized on 28 August 1788 at Loughton, Essex, the tenth of eleven children of John Mott, keeper of The Crown inn,...

Nevile, Mildred Mary (1927–2012), anti-poverty campaigner and human rights advocate

Julian Filochowski and Anne Forbes.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Welfare and Poverty; Politics; Society and Culture. 1551 words.

Nevile, Mildred Mary (1927–2012), anti-poverty campaigner and human rights advocate, was born on 2 July 1927 at Wellingore Hall, Wellingore, near Sleaford, Lincolnshire, the youngest of...

Nicholls, Sir George (1781–1865), poor-law reformer and administrator

Anthony Brundage.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Welfare and Poverty; Social Work. 2336 words.

Nicholls, Sir George (1781–1865), poor-law reformer and administrator, was born on 31 December 1781 in Trenithen, Cornwall, the eldest son of Solomon Nicholls (1755/6–1793) and his wife,...

Page, Frederick (1769–1834), writer on the poor laws

R. D. Sheldon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Welfare and Poverty. 587 words.

Page, Frederick (1769–1834), writer on the poor laws, was born in Newbury, Berkshire, the son of Francis Page. He matriculated at Oriel College, Oxford, on 14 July 1786 but left the...

Rhodes, John Milson (1847–1909), general practitioner and poor-law reformer

Jean Barclay.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Welfare and Poverty; Medicine and Health. 1100 words.

Rhodes, John Milson (1847–1909), general practitioner and poor-law reformer, was born on 14 September 1847 in Broughton, Salford, Lancashire, the youngest of the three sons of Milson Rhodes...