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Atherton, William (1775–1850), Wesleyan Methodist minister, was born at Lamberhead Green, near Wigan, in Lancashire. In 1797 he entered the Wesleyan ministry and was assigned to the Grimsby circuit. His fresh and original style of preaching marked him as one of the more famous preachers of ...

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Averell, Adam (1754–1847), Primitive Wesleyan Methodist minister, was born on 7 May 1754 at Mullan, co. Tyrone, where his family had settled in the sixteenth century. His parents, Adam Averell, farmer, and Mary Johnston, belonged to the established church and were related to ...

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W. B. Lowther

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Beaumont, Joseph (1794–1855), Wesleyan Methodist minister, was born at Castle Donington, in Leicestershire, on 19 March 1794. His father was John Beaumont, an itinerant preacher among the Wesleyan Methodists, and his mother was a daughter of Colonel Home of Gibraltar. From them he inherited a keen taste for music and the fine arts. He was educated at ...

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W. B. Lowther

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Bedford, John (1810–1879), Wesleyan Methodist minister, son of John and Elizabeth Bedford, was born on 27 July 1810 at Rothwell, near Wakefield. His father died when he was about five years old. John was educated in the town and studied for several years in a solicitor's office, but, resolving to become a Wesleyan minister, he was appointed by the conference in 1831 to the ...

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W. B. Lowther

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Beecham, John (1787–1856), Wesleyan Methodist minister, was born at Barnoldby-le-Beck, near Grimsby. His father died at Waltham while he was a child. He was educated privately under a clergyman, the incumbent of the neighbouring parish of Irby. His friends hoped he would become a clergyman in the ...

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Joseph Benson (1749–1821) by T. Blood (after John Jackson) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Benson, Joseph (1749–1821), Wesleyan Methodist minister, was born at Melmerby, Cumberland, on 25 January 1749, the son of John Benson (d. 1769), a landowner, and his wife, Isabella Robinson (d. 1779). His father, intending him to enter the church, placed him in the care of the local Presbyterian minister, from whom he received a classical education....

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Bunting, Jabez (1779–1858), Wesleyan Methodist minister, the only son of William Bunting of Monyash, Derbyshire, a tailor in Manchester, and his wife, Mary Redfern, was born in Manchester on 13 May 1779. The circumstances of Bunting's boyhood and youth suggested that he would develop in an entirely different direction from that which he finally took, and the later legends associating him personally with ...

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Jabez Bunting (1779–1858) by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, 1843–8 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bunting, William Maclardie (1805–1866), Wesleyan Methodist minister, the eldest son of Dr Jabez Bunting (1779–1858), a Wesleyan Methodist minister, and his first wife, Sarah Maclardie (d. 1835), was born on 23 November 1805 at Manchester. He was educated at the Wesleyan schools at ...