Young, David Patrick

Zone d'identification

Type d'entité


Forme autorisée du nom

Young, David Patrick

forme(s) parallèle(s) du nom

Forme(s) du nom normalisée(s) selon d'autres conventions

Autre(s) forme(s) du nom

Numéro d'immatriculation des collectivités

Zone de description

Dates d’existence



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.


Vancouver, BC; London, UK; Reading, UK

Statut légal

Fonctions et activités

Textes de référence

Organisation interne/Généalogie

Contexte général

Zone des relations

Entité associée

Hietanen, Mary Cecilia (1923-2009)

Identifier of related entity


Type de relation


Dates de la relation

Description de la relation

Entité associée

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

Identifier of related entity


Type de relation


Dates de la relation

Description de la relation

Zone des points d'accès

Mots-clés - Sujets

Mots-clés - Lieux


Zone du contrôle

Identifiant de notice d'autorité


Identifiant du service d'archives


Règles et/ou conventions utilisées

Rules of Archival Description (RAD)



Niveau de détail


Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

Created by Samantha Booth, June 2015


  • anglais



Walter Meyer zu Erpen in personal communication

Notes de maintenance

  • Presse-papier

  • Exporter

  • EAC

Sujets associés

Lieux associés