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Alexander Gordon

revised by John A. Vickers

Moore, Henry (1751–1844), Methodist minister and biographer, only surviving son of Richard Moore (1716/17–1763), farmer and grazier, was born near Dublin on 21 December 1751. He was educated at Oxmantown Green under a clergyman named Williamson and proved himself to be a good classical scholar. He was prevented from going to university by his father's death and instead was apprenticed to a wood-engraver. He practised this skill during visits to ...


G. J. Turner

revised by G. Martin Murphy

Rigg, James McMullen (1855–1926), biographer and historian, the son of James Harrison Rigg (1821–1909), principal of the Wesleyan college, Westminster, and his wife, Caroline (d. 1889), daughter of John Smith, alderman of Worcester, was born at Brentford on 28 September 1855. He was educated at the ...


Whitehead, John (1739/40–1804), physician and biographer, was born, apparently in Dukinfield, Cheshire, one of at least three sons of 'humble' and allegedly Methodist parents, though they appear to have belonged originally to the dissenting chapel in Dukinfield until joining the Moravians in 1738. ...