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Adam Clarke (1762–1832) by William Ward (after John Jackson, c. 1823) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Clarke, Adam (1762–1832), Wesleyan Methodist minister and scholar, was born in Moybeg, Kilcronaghan parish, co. Londonderry. His father, an Anglican, was a village schoolmaster and farmer; his mother was a Presbyterian. His childhood consisted of a series of life-threatening mishaps. He was educated locally, fell under the influence of the Methodists in 1778, and met ...

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Etheridge, John Wesley (1804–1866), Wesleyan Methodist minister and Semitic scholar, was born at Youngwoods, a farmhouse near Newport, Isle of Wight, on 24 February 1804, the son of John Etheridge (1763/4–1838), and his wife, Alley Gray (1771–1835), daughter of a naval officer. His father was a Methodist local preacher and had been urged by ...

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Hughes, John (1776–1843), Wesleyan Methodist minister and antiquary, the third child of William Hughes, a hatter, and his second wife, Elizabeth, daughter of John and Gwenllian Thomas and sister of John Thomas, vicar of Caerleon, was born on 18 May 1776 at Brecon...

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Punshon, William Morley (1824–1881), Wesleyan Methodist minister and public lecturer, born at Doncaster on 29 May 1824, was the only child of John Punshon (1793–1840) and his wife, Elizabeth (1800–1838), who married in 1823 at Cantley, near Doncaster. His father was a member of the firm of ...

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Rigg, James Harrison (1821–1909), Wesleyan Methodist minister and educationist, was born at Newcastle upon Tyne on 16 January 1821, the second son and third child of John Rigg (1786–1857), a Wesleyan Methodist minister there, and his second wife, Anne (b. 1797), daughter of ...

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Rowlands, William [pseud. Gwilym Lleyn] (1802–1865), bibliographer and Wesleyan Methodist minister, was born on 24 August 1802 at Llety, Bryncroes, Caernarvonshire, the eldest of six children of Thomas Rowlands, a weaver, and his wife, Eleanor. His literary name comprises the Welsh form of his first name and his place of birth on the ...