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Charles, David (1812–1878), Calvinistic Methodist minister and educationist, was born on 23 July 1812 in Bala, the fourth in the family of three daughters and two sons of Thomas Rice Charles (d. 1819), a linen draper, and his wife, Maria, née Jones...


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Evans, John (1779–1847), Calvinistic Methodist preacher, was born at Cwm Gwen, Pencader, Carmarthenshire, in October 1779, the son of John Evans and his wife, Rachel. His parents gave him a religious education, and he could read his Bible when he was four. He was sent to the best schools within reach, and under ...


Jones, Thomas (bap. 1756, d. 1820), Calvinistic Methodist minister, was born at Penucha, Caerwys, Flintshire, and baptized in Caerwys on 20 February 1756, the eldest son of Edward Jones (1713–1802), a comparatively wealthy farmer, and his wife, Jane (1732–1764). He was educated at the grammar school of ...


George Whitefield (1714–1770) by John Wollaston, c. 1742 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Whitefield, George (1714–1770), Calvinistic Methodist leader, was born on 16 December 1714 at The Bell inn, Southgate Street, Gloucester, the youngest of the six sons and one daughter of Thomas Whitefield (bap. 1681, d. 1716), proprietor of the inn, and his wife, ...