Clapham Sect
The Clapham Sect or Clapham Saints were a group of Church of England social reformers based in Clapham, London at the beginning of the 19th century (active c. 1790–1830). They are described by the his...
Granville Sharp
Granville Sharp (10 November 1735 – 6 July 1813) was one of the first English campaigners for the abolition of the slave trade. He also involved himself in trying to correct other social injustices. ...
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William Wilberforce
William Wilberforce (24 August 1759 – 29 July 1833) was an English politician, philanthropist, and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. A native of Kingston upon Hull, Y...
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Hannah More
Hannah More (2 February 1745 – 7 September 1833) was an English religious writer and philanthropist. She can be said to have made three reputations in the course of her long life: as a poet and playwr...
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James Stephen (politician)
James Stephen (30 June 1758 – 10 October 1832) was the principal English lawyer associated with the abolitionist movement. Stephen was born in Poole, Dorset; the family home later being removed to Sto...
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John Shore, 1st Baron Teignmouth
John Shore, 1st Baron Teignmouth (5 October 1751 – 14 February 1834) was a British official of the East India Company who served as Governor-General of India from 1793 to 1797. In 1798 he was cre...
Henry Thornton (reformer)
Henry Thornton (10 March 1760 – 16 January 1815) was an English economist, banker, philanthropist and parliamentarian.
He was the son of John Thornton (1729–90) of Clapham, London, who...
Charles Grant (British East India Company)
Charles Grant (Teàrlach Grannd in Scottish Gaelic) (16 April 1746 – 31 October 1823), was a British politician influential in Indian and domestic affairs who, motivated by his evangelical Christianity...
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William Smith (abolitionist)
William Smith (1756 – 1835) was a leading independent British politician, sitting as Member of Parliament (MP) for more than one constituency. He was an English Dissenter and was instrumental in...
Church's Ministry Among Jewish People
The Church's Ministry Among Jewish People (CMJ) (formerly the London Jews' Society and the London Society for Promoting Christianity Amongst the Jews) is an Anglican missionary society founded in 1809...
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Thomas Thompson (1754–1828)
Thomas Thompson (1754–1828), was a Kingston upon Hull banker and Wesleyan preacher. The father of Thomas Perronet Thompson, he had the gothic mansion, Cottingham Castle, built in Cottingham, Eas...
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Henry Venn (Clapham Sect)
Henry Venn (1725 in Barnes, Surrey, England - 1797), was an English evangelical minister and one of the founders of the Clapham Sect, a small but highly influential evangelical group within the Anglic...
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Thomas Babington
Thomas Babington (18 December 1758 – 21 November 1837) was an English philanthropist and politician. He was a member of the Clapham Sect, alongside more famous abolitionists such as William Wilberforc...
Thomas Gisborne
Thomas Gisborne (31 October 1758 – 24 March 1846) was an English Anglican priest and poet. He was a member of the Clapham Sect, who fought for the abolition of the slave trade in England.
Gisborne...
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Edward James Eliot
The Honourable Edward James Eliot (24 August 1758 – 20 September 1797) was an English Member of Parliament.
Eliot was born in Cornwall, the son of Edward Craggs-Eliot (1727–1804), politician, crea...
John Venn
John Venn, FRS, FSA (4 August 1834 – 4 April 1923) was an English logician and philosopher noted for introducing the Venn diagram, used in the fields of set theory, probability, logic, statistics, and...
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Zachary Macaulay
Zachary Macaulay (2 May 1768 – 13 May 1838) was a statistician, one of the founders of London University and of the Society for the Suppression of Vice, an antislavery activist, and governor of Sierra...
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Charles Simeon
Charles Simeon (24 September 1759 – 13 November 1836), was an English evangelical clergyman.
He was born at Reading, Berkshire in 1759 and baptised in the parish church on 24 October of that year....
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Eclectic Society (Christian)
The Eclectic Society was founded in 1783 by a number of Anglican clergymen and laymen as a discussion group, and was instrumental in the founding of the Church Missionary Society in 1799.
Its earl...