William Tuke
(1732-1822)

Died aged c. 90

William Tuke (24 March 1732 – 1822) was an English businessman, philanthropist and Quaker. He was instrumental in the development of more humane methods in the custody and care of people with mental disorders, an approach that came to be known as moral treatment.

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In the gardens of this house, a former Quaker burial ground, are the graves of many Friends, including John Woolman, William Alexander, William and Esther Tuke and Lindley Murray. Friends who wish may visit them.

Tuke House, Cromwell Road, York, United Kingdom where they was buried (1822)