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Chunchie, Kamal Athon (1886–1953), Methodist minister and race relations worker, was born on 4 June 1886 in Kandy, Ceylon, the eldest of nine children (five sons and four daughters) of Muslim parents of Malay origin. His father, Athon Chunchie (1849/50–1928), of the Inche Che...

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Henson, Josiah (1789–1883), escaped slave, slavery abolitionist, and Methodist minister, was born on 15 June 1789 in Charles county, Maryland, USA, one of six children of slave parents. He experienced the harsh realities of slavery early in life. He saw his father receive 100 lashes and then have his ear cut off as punishment for defending his mother from the plantation overseer. His father was then sold south and was never heard from again. ...

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Keeble, Samuel Edward (1853–1946), Wesleyan Methodist minister and social reformer, was born at 1 Regent Terrace, City Road, London, on 20 July 1853, son of Robert Keeble, brazier and coppersmith, and his wife, Harriet, née Hunt. One of nine children, he was educated at ...

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Mace, David Robert (1907–1990), Methodist minister and pioneer of the marriage guidance movement, was born at the Wesleyan manse, Rosehill Road, Montrose, on 21 June 1907, the eldest of the two children of Joseph Mace, a working-class and largely self-educated Wesleyan minister who became a significant leader in the ...

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Mayer, Matthew (1740–1814), Methodist preacher and promoter of the Sunday school movement, was born on 4 November 1740 at Portwood Hall estate, near Stockport, Cheshire, the son of John Mayer, yeoman farmer (d. 1775), and his wife, Hannah. Educated at a good country school, ...

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Stephenson, Thomas Bowman (1839–1912), Wesleyan Methodist minister and founder of the National Children's Home and Orphanage, London, was born at Newcastle upon Tyne on 22 December 1839, the sixth child of John Stephenson, Wesleyan Methodist minister, and his wife, Mary (née Bowman)...