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Dunn, Samuel (1798–1882), Free Church Methodist minister and religious journalist, was born at Mevagissey in Cornwall on 13 February 1798. His father, James Dunn, the master of a small trading vessel, met John Wesley in 1768 and became a class leader; with his crew he protected ...

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Everett, James (1784–1872), Methodist minister and religious writer, was born on 16 May 1784 at Alnwick, Northumberland. He was the second son of John Everett and his wife, Margaret Bowmaker. Everett's father died while he was young, and the boy soon learned to help his mother. After a short time at a private school in ...

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Parrinder, (Edward) Geoffrey Simons (1910–2005), Methodist minister and scholar of comparative religion, was born into a Methodist family on 30 April 1910 at Walpole, Hadley Road, New Barnet, Hertfordshire, the second of three sons of William Patrick Parrinder (1877–1944), warehouseman and commercial traveller, and his wife, ...

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Townley, James (1774–1833), Wesleyan Methodist minister and religious writer, was born on 11 May 1774 in Manchester, the son of Thomas Townley, a local businessman. His mother, Mary, a devout churchwoman, was also an occasional attender at Methodist meetings. Townley was educated in ...