Young, David Patrick

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Young, David Patrick

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Dates of existence

1936-1994

History

Spiritualist medium David Patrick Young was born in Killiney, Ireland on February 28th or 29th, 1936. In the 1950s he trained as an accountant, and worked for firms in London and Reading throughout the late 1950s and 1960s. During this time, the clairvoyant and clairaudient experiences he had had since his youth became more pronounced, and he joined the Greater World Christian Spiritualist League, headed by Mrs. Ella Sheridan, who became his mentor. Through the Greater World, he eventually held a diploma which accredited him as a medium for that organization and certified his eligibility to work on the church platform.
From the 1970s, David was affiliated with the Spiritualist Association of Great Britain and gave private consultations at its offices in Belgrave Square, London, and in 1971, he was giving demonstrations and consultations fulltime. He began touring as a medium, and first visited Canada in 1972 as a guest of the Vancouver Psychic Society, finally emigrating there with his partner, Gwyn Davis, in 1977. He participated in a variety of radio and television shows as a clairvoyant, including call-in shows, a weekly spot on the CKVU Vancouver Show and an hour-long David Young Special.

In the late 1970s, he was ordained as a minister of the International Spiritualist Alliance (ISA), and in 1981, David Young, Gwyn Lewis, and Reverend Mary Cecilia Hietanen founded the Spiritualist Church of Universal Brotherhood in New Westminster, British Columbia, where David was a minister and platform medium. In 1985, David and Gwyn founded the First Spiritualist Church of North Vancouver, but it was disbanded upon their return to England in early 1987. His ordination was recognized by the Christian Spiritualist Society, and he continued to work as a medium and demonstrator in the UK. In 1994, he was diagnosed with lung cancer, and passed on 24 September of that year.

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Vancouver, BC; London, UK; Reading, UK

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Related entity

Hietanen, Mary Cecilia (1923-2009)

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hietanen_m

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associative

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David Young was Mary Hietanen's mentor. They founded the Spiritualist Church of Universal Brotherhood (UBSC) in New Westminster, British Columbia together in 1981.

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Urmeneta, Gil R. ([19-]-?)

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urmeneta_g

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associative

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Gil R. Urmaneta sketched a portrait of David Patrick Young, Spiritualist medium, in 1979

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young_p

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UMASC

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Rules of Archival Description (RAD)

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Draft

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Full

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by Samantha Booth, June 2015

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  • English

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Sources

Walter Meyer zu Erpen in personal communication

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