Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Raikes, Robert (1735-1811), founder of Sunday-schools, was a printer and newspaper proprietor of Gloucester, and used his fortune, chiefly acquired from the sale of patent medicines, in furthering benevolent objects. In 1780 he instituted the system known as Sunday-schools.

“Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted.”
Isaiah 53:4