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Sophia Cooke (1759-1834)

Sophia Cooke was the daughter of a Gloucestershire surgeon. She assisted Robert Raikes in founding the Sunday School movement and is said to have established a school of her own in Gloucester in 1777. She married the prominent Wesleyan preacher Samuel Bradburn in August 1786.

Source: George John Stevenson, Methodist Worthies (1884) Volume II and Philip B. Cliff, The Rise and Development of the Sunday School Movement in England 1780 - 1980 (1986)

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