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Ball, Hannah (1734–1792), follower of Wesleyan Methodism and diarist, was born on 13 March 1734, probably in Buckinghamshire. Nothing is known of her family other than that she was one of a family of twelve children and that her mother died in 1779, aged seventy-nine. At the age of nine she went to live with an uncle in ...

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Bembridge [née Kirkland; other married name Harrison], Sarah (c. 1794–1880), Primitive Methodist travelling preacher, was born at Mercaston, Derbyshire, the daughter of Rowland Kirkland (d. 1813). The family were Wesleyan Methodists of farming stock, and preaching services were held for a number of years in their home. ...

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Bennis [née Patten], Eliza (1725–1802), Methodist leader, was born in Limerick. Little is known of her background except that her family were Presbyterian and that her father died when she was eighteen. Two years later she married Mitchell Bennis (d. 1788)...

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Booth [née Mumford], Catherine (1829–1890), evangelist and writer, was born on 17 January 1829 at Ashbourne, Derbyshire, the fourth of five children. Only she and her younger brother, John, survived. Her father, John Mumford (1804–1879), was a coach builder and wheelwright, and for some years a Wesleyan Methodist lay preacher. Her mother, ...

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Catherine Booth (1829–1890) by unknown photographer The Salvation Army International Heritage Centre

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Bultitude, Elizabeth (1809–1890), Primitive Methodist preacher, was born on 12 August 1809 at Hardwick, Norfolk, into a large and very poor family. She had no formal education. Her parents attended the nearby Wesleyan Methodist chapel, taking their children with them. When Elizabeth was thirteen her father died; the family was forced to search for work and so moved to ...

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Cambridge, Alice (1762–1829), preacher, was born on 1 January 1762 in Bandon, co. Cork, the daughter of a Church of Ireland father and a Presbyterian mother (d. 1780). According to a fragment of autobiography, her father was a convivial man, whose love of company 'led him from his God, and kept him from making his own home and family as comfortable as they should be'. Her mother, on the other hand, was 'of a meek and quiet spirit and … of a very sweet and peaceable demeanour' (...

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Willielma Campbell, Viscountess Glenorchy (1741–1786) by Robert Scott, pubd 1804 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Campbell [née Maxwell], Willielma, Viscountess Glenorchy (1741–1786), evangelical activist and benefactor, was the younger daughter of prosperous parents, William Maxwell (d. 1741), medical practitioner of Kirkcudbright, and his wife, Elizabeth Hairstanes (d. c.1806) of Craig. Willielma was born on 2 September 1741 after her father's death. The only other child of the marriage was her sister, ...

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Carr, Ann (1783–1841), Female Revivalist Society preacher, was born into humble circumstances at Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, on 4 March 1783, the youngest of the twelve children of Thomas and Rebecca Carr. Ann's mother died when she was five, and an aunt came to be housekeeper to the family. When ...

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Crosby, Sarah (1729–1804), Methodist preacher, was born on 7 November 1729, probably near Leeds. Little is known of her early life other than the details revealed in the biographical account and diary extracts that were published in the Methodist Magazine in 1806. She attended ...

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Cumming, Barbara Theresa [name in religion Hildelith Cumming] (1909–1991), nun, printer, and musician, was born on 15 December 1909 at 61 Thurleigh Road, Battersea, the third daughter of Frederick Mann Cumming (1869–1931), a civil engineer's assistant, and his wife, Emma Georgiana Love (1868–1935)...

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Margaret Anne Cusack (1829–1899) by unknown photographer, pubd 1889 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cusack, Margaret Anne [name in religion Mary Francis Clare; called the Nun of Kenmare] (1829–1899), founder of the Sisters of St Joseph of Peace and writer, was born on 6 May 1829 in York Street, Dublin, the elder of two children of ...

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Cutler, Ann (1759–1794), hand-loom weaver and Methodist evangelist, was born in Thornley, near Longridge, in the parish of Chipping, Lancashire; nothing is known of her parents. After living a strict, moral life she was converted in 1785 by the revivalist Wesleyan William Bramwell...

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Dunnell, Mary (fl. 1807–1813), evangelist, was noteworthy as the first female preacher of the camp meeting community, before the establishment of Primitive Methodism. Nothing is known of her background, and she first came to notice in 1807. She had intended to attend the ...

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Farrar, Dorothy Hincksman (1899–1987), Methodist deaconess and preacher, was born on 18 April 1899 at 9 Heath Avenue, Halifax, the elder daughter of Joseph Farrar (1848–1932), textile machinery manufacturer, and his wife, Louisa Frances (1870–1942), daughter of William Henry Hincksman, cotton spinner, of ...

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Fletcher [née Bosanquet], Mary (1739–1815), Methodist preacher, was born on 12 September 1739 at Forest House, Leytonstone, Essex, the second of the four children of Samuel Bosanquet (d. 1767), merchant and lord of the manor of Leytonstone, and his wife, whose name is unknown, who also died in 1767. Her family was one of the most illustrious, wealthy, and well-connected Huguenot families in ...

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Mary Fletcher (1739–1815) by Jonathan Spilsbury, pubd 1812 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Freeman [née Mason], Ann (1797–1826), Methodist Bible Christian preacher, was born on 24 June 1797 in Northlew, Devon, the fourth of thirteen children of William and Grace Mason, a Devonshire farming family. At fifteen she was apprenticed as a dressmaker, before the family moved to a farm at ...