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Coke, Thomas (1747–1814), Church of England clergyman and founder of Methodist missions, was born at Brecon on 28 September 1747, the third but only surviving son of Bartholomew Coke (1701/2–1773) and Ann(e) Phillips (1712/13–1783), and was baptized on 5 October at St Mary's Church, Brecon...

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Thomas Coke (1747–1814) by Henry Edridge, 1799 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Jones, David (1736–1810), Church of England clergyman and Methodist preacher, was, according to later entries in his diary, born on 10 July 1736 at Aberceiliog in the parish of Llanllwni in Carmarthenshire, the son of Richard Jones and his wife, Gwenllian (d...

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Lloyd, Simon (1756–1836), Methodist preacher and Church of England clergyman, was the son of Simon Lloyd (1730–1764) of Plas-yn-dre, Bala, and Sarah (1727–1807), daughter of Thomas Bowen of Tyddyn, near Llanidloes, Montgomeryshire. His mother had joined the 'Family', or religious community, established by ...

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Peckwell, Henry (bap. 1746, d. 1787), Church of England clergyman and Methodist preacher, was the son of Henry Peckwell (d. 1747) of Crane Street, Chichester, Sussex, of a Petworth family, variously described as a gentleman, victualler, innholder, and merchant, and Elizabeth, née...

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Rowland, Daniel (1711?–1790), Church of England clergyman and Methodist preacher, was born at Pantybeudy in the Cardiganshire village of Nancwnlle, the younger son of Daniel Rowland (c.1659–1731), rector of Llangeitho, and his wife, Janet (d. 1736), daughter of a local farmer, ...

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Daniel Rowland (1711?–1790) by Robert Bowyer, 1790 by courtesy of the National Library of Wales

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Wesley, Charles (1707–1788), Church of England clergyman and a founder of Methodism, was born on 18 December 1707 at Epworth rectory, Lincolnshire, the sixteenth or seventeenth child and third surviving son of Samuel Wesley (bap. 1662, d. 1735), rector of Epworth, and his wife, ...

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Charles Wesley (1707–1788) by unknown artist, c. 1735 Trustees of Epworth Old Rectory

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Wesley [Westley], John (1703–1791), Church of England clergyman and a founder of Methodism, was born on 17 June 1703 at Epworth rectory, Lincolnshire, the thirteenth or fourteenth child and the second of three sons to reach maturity of Samuel Wesley (bap. 1662, d. 1735)...

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John Wesley (1703–1791) by Nathaniel Hone, c. 1766 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Thomas Wills (1740–1802) by Henry R. Cook, pubd 1807 (after Sir Thomas Lawrence) Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Wills, Thomas (1740–1802), Methodist preacher and Church of England clergyman, was born at Truro, Cornwall, on 26 July 1740, the second son of Thomas Wills (d. c.1742) of St Issey and his wife, Mary Spry (d. 1740). His forebear Jonathan Wills...