You are looking at  1-20 of 58 articles  for:

  • Christian: Methodist x
  • Wesleyan Methodist x
  • Gender: Male x
Clear All

Article

W. B. Lowther

Reviser Tim Macquiban

Atherton, William (1775–1850), Wesleyan Methodist minister, was born at Lamberhead Green, near Wigan, in Lancashire. In 1797 he entered the Wesleyan ministry and was assigned to the Grimsby circuit. His fresh and original style of preaching marked him as one of the more famous preachers of ...

Article

Averell, Adam (1754–1847), Primitive Wesleyan Methodist minister, was born on 7 May 1754 at Mullan, co. Tyrone, where his family had settled in the sixteenth century. His parents, Adam Averell, farmer, and Mary Johnston, belonged to the established church and were related to ...

Article

W. B. Lowther

Reviser Tim Macquiban

Beaumont, Joseph (1794–1855), Wesleyan Methodist minister, was born at Castle Donington, in Leicestershire, on 19 March 1794. His father was John Beaumont, an itinerant preacher among the Wesleyan Methodists, and his mother was a daughter of Colonel Home of Gibraltar. From them he inherited a keen taste for music and the fine arts. He was educated at ...

Article

W. B. Lowther

Reviser Tim Macquiban

Bedford, John (1810–1879), Wesleyan Methodist minister, son of John and Elizabeth Bedford, was born on 27 July 1810 at Rothwell, near Wakefield. His father died when he was about five years old. John was educated in the town and studied for several years in a solicitor's office, but, resolving to become a Wesleyan minister, he was appointed by the conference in 1831 to the ...

Article

W. B. Lowther

Reviser Tim Macquiban

Beecham, John (1787–1856), Wesleyan Methodist minister, was born at Barnoldby-le-Beck, near Grimsby. His father died at Waltham while he was a child. He was educated privately under a clergyman, the incumbent of the neighbouring parish of Irby. His friends hoped he would become a clergyman in the ...

Article

Benson, Joseph (1749–1821), Wesleyan Methodist minister, was born at Melmerby, Cumberland, on 25 January 1749, the son of John Benson (d. 1769), a landowner, and his wife, Isabella Robinson (d. 1779). His father, intending him to enter the church, placed him in the care of the local Presbyterian minister, from whom he received a classical education....

Image

Joseph Benson (1749–1821) by T. Blood (after John Jackson) © National Portrait Gallery, London

Image

Jabez Bunting (1779–1858) by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, 1843–8 © National Portrait Gallery, London

Article

Bunting, Jabez (1779–1858), Wesleyan Methodist minister, the only son of William Bunting of Monyash, Derbyshire, a tailor in Manchester, and his wife, Mary Redfern, was born in Manchester on 13 May 1779. The circumstances of Bunting's boyhood and youth suggested that he would develop in an entirely different direction from that which he finally took, and the later legends associating him personally with ...

Article

Bunting, William Maclardie (1805–1866), Wesleyan Methodist minister, the eldest son of Dr Jabez Bunting (1779–1858), a Wesleyan Methodist minister, and his first wife, Sarah Maclardie (d. 1835), was born on 23 November 1805 at Manchester. He was educated at the Wesleyan schools at ...

Article

Burton, James Daniel (1784–1817), Wesleyan Methodist minister, was born on 25 July 1784, in Manchester, the son of Daniel Burton, of Rhodes, near Manchester. The Burton family were affluent calico printers and enthusiastic Methodists: three of Daniel Burton's sons and his son-in-law became Methodist preachers (two itinerant and two local), and, according to his memoir, ...

Article

G. C. Boase

Reviser H. C. G. Matthew

Carvosso, Benjamin (1789–1854), Wesleyan Methodist minister, the son of William Carvosso, was born in Gluvian parish, Cornwall, on 29 September 1789. His father was born near Mousehole, in Mount's Bay, Cornwall, on 11 March 1750, and became first a fisherman and then a farmer; he was also for sixty years a most active class leader and local preacher in the ...

Article

Chadwick, Samuel (1860–1932), Wesleyan Methodist minister, was born on 16 September 1860 at 8 Baldwin Street, Burnley, the elder son and eldest of the six children of William Chadwick (d. 1909), a cotton weaver, and his wife, Margaret Clayton. Margaret Chadwick's gift for incisive speech, combining 'the terseness of a telegram and the force of a catapult' (...

Article

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 ...

Image

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

Article

Collier, Samuel Francis (1855–1921), Wesleyan Methodist minister, was born on 3 October 1855 in Runcorn, Cheshire, the eldest child of Samuel Collier (d. 1883), grocer, and his second wife, Mary Littler. Collier was educated at Mill House Academy, Runcorn, and Bickerton House, Southport...

Article

Crabb, James (1774–1851), Wesleyan Methodist preacher, was born in Wilton, Wiltshire, on 13 April 1774, the third son of James Crabb, a cloth manufacturer. He began an apprenticeship in his father's trade but, determined to devote himself to serving God, he purchased his early release in April 1794. He was appointed itinerant preacher by the ...

Article

Creighton, James (1739–1819), Wesleyan Methodist minister, was born on 5 February 1739 at Moyne Hall, co. Cavan, Ireland, of Scottish-Irish descent. His parents, though dissenters, attended the Church of Ireland, and his mother gave him a pious upbringing. Educated at Cavan grammar school...

Article

Alexander Gordon

Reviser Tim Macquiban

Crowther, Jonathan (1760–1824), Wesleyan Methodist minister, was appointed to the itinerant ministry by John Wesley in 1784. In 1787 Wesley sent him to Scotland at 50s. per annum; he reported that 'no man is fit for Inverness circuit, unless his flesh be brass, his bones iron, and his heart harder than a stoic's'. In 1789 ...

Article

Crowther, Jonathan (1794–1856), Wesleyan Methodist minister, was born at St Austell, Cornwall, on 31 July 1794. His father, Timothy Crowther, and his uncles, Richard and Jonathan Crowther, were all Methodist preachers of Wesley's own appointment. He was educated at Kingswood School, Bath (1803–9), and began to preach when about the age of twenty. He was a master at ...