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James Simpson (Bible Christian)

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– James Simpson born on 9 July 1812 in Clitheroe, Lancashire.
– His father was James Simpson Sr., a wealthy calico printer.
– Educated by Rev W. Wood at Hybrake House, Altham.
– Received private education in London and Berlin.
– Married Hannah Harvey in 1843 and had two children.

Contributions to Society:
– Supported diverse social and political reforms.
– Member of the Anti-Corn Law League.
– Elected first president of the Vegetarian Society in 1847.
– Established international vegetarian societies through travels abroad.
– Maintained a commitment to vegetarianism influenced by Bible Christianity.

Death and Burial:
– Died on 3 September 1859 at the age of 47.
– Lived in Foxhill Bank, Accrington, and suffered from a long illness for 18 months.
– Buried at St James Church, Church Kirk.

– England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975.
– Weaste Cemetery Heritage Trail.
– The Weekly Standard and Express.
International Vegetarian Union.
– Lancashire OnLine Parish Clerk Project.

Vegetarian Movement:
– Led the Veggie revolution in the North.
Viva! Health resources on Vegetarianism.
– Various works promoting vegetarianism by different authors.
– Historical context of the Vegetarian Movement in England.
– Influence of vegetarianism on health and ethical considerations.

James Simpson (9 July 1812 – 3 September 1859) was a Bible Christian deacon and activist for a number of causes. He was active in the vegetarianism, temperance, anti-tobacco, anti-Corn Law and peace movements. Simpson helped found and was the first president of the Vegetarian Society.

James Simpson
Born(1812-07-09)9 July 1812
Clitheroe, Lancashire, England
Died3 September 1859(1859-09-03) (aged 47)
Accrington, Lancashire, England
Occupation(s)Deacon, activist
Known forCo-founding and serving as the first president of the Vegetarian Society
Hannah Harvey
(m. 1843)
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