TIPLADY, Thomas. b. Gayle, Wensleysdale, Yorkshire, 1 January 1882; d. London, England, 7 January 1967. Tiplady was one of ten children born into a Methodist family. His father, Francis, was a local preacher; his mother, Mary (née Allen) was a descendent of the hymn writer James Allen*. In 1885 the family moved to Nelson, Lancashire, to find work in the cotton mills. At age five, Tiplady attended the Railway Street Methodist Day School as well as its Sunday School. When he was ten, he began to work twenty-eight hours a week in a cotton mill; by age thirteen, he was working fifty-six hours a week and attending school at night. He was drawn to religion as a youth and experienced conversion...
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