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Johnson, John (c. 1763–1804), minister of the Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion, was born near Norwich. Details of his parentage and education are not known. He was converted about 1776 by a sermon of John Clayton at the Norwich Tabernacle, one of Selina, countess of Huntingdon's...

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Lethbridge, Joseph Watts (1817–1885), minister of the Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion and Congregational minister, was born at Plymouth on 20 January 1817. He entered Cheshunt College in 1842, and in 1846 the Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion, in which he served at Kidderminster, at ...

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Watson, Richard (1781–1833), Wesleyan Methodist minister and theologian, was born on 22 February 1781 at Barton-on-Humber, Lincolnshire, the seventh of the eighteen children of Thomas Watson (1741/2–1812), a saddler, and his wife, Ann Watson. Though early connected with Methodism, Thomas became a Calvinistic dissenter and gave ...

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Richard Watson (1781–1833) by Samuel William Reynolds junior, pubd 1842 (after John Jackson) © 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...