- C. W. Sutton
- , revised by R. K. Webb
Nightingale, Joseph (1775–1824), writer, was born at Chowbent, in the chapelry of Atherton, parish of Leigh, Lancashire, on 26 October 1775. He became a Wesleyan Methodist in 1796, acting occasionally as a local preacher, but never entered the Methodist ministry and ceased to be a member in 1804. On 17 November 1799 he married ...