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Sharp, Granville

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Born: 1735 AD
Died: 1813 AD, at 77 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Abolitionist

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1735 - Born in Durham on the 10th of November.

1758 - Was educated at Durham School, he was then apprenticed to a London draper, but obtained employment in the government ordnance department.

1767 - He had become involved in litigation with the owner of an enslaved African called Jonathan Strong, in which it was decided that a slave remained in law the chattel of his master even on English soil.

1770 - He had published more than one treatise on biblical criticism.

1787 - It was through his efforts that bishops for the United States of America were consecrated by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

1813 - Died on the 6th July, and a memorial of him was erected in Westminster Abbey.


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