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Baptist Wriothesley Noel

NOEL, The Hon. Baptist Wriothesley. b. Edinburgh, 10 July 1799; d. Stanmore, Middlesex, 19 January 1873. Born into a noble family (see Burke’s Peerage, 1939, p. 1055; the name ‘Baptist’ was common in the family), he was educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge (MA 1821). He studied law, and entered Lincoln’s Inn, but against the wishes of his family he became an Anglican priest, curate of Cossington, Leicestershire, and then minister of a proprietary chapel in London (St John’s Episcopal Chapel, Bedford Row, 1827-48). During this period he published a number of prose works on social questions, including State of the Metropolis Considered (1835) and Plea for the Poor...

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