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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 ...

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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...

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Middleton, Erasmus (bap. 1739, d. 1805), Church of England clergyman and Methodist sympathizer, was born in Horncastle, Lincolnshire, and baptized there on 30 May 1739, son of Erasmus Middleton, an upholsterer of the town, and his wife, Ann Wilson. He attended Kingswood School, Bristol...

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Moore, Henry (1751–1844), Methodist minister and biographer, only surviving son of Richard Moore (1716/17–1763), farmer and grazier, was born near Dublin on 21 December 1751. He was educated at Oxmantown Green under a clergyman named Williamson and proved himself to be a good classical scholar. He was prevented from going to university by his father's death and instead was apprenticed to a wood-engraver. He practised this skill during visits to ...

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Ouseley, Gideon (1762–1839), Methodist preacher, was the eldest son of John Ouseley (b. c.1735) of Kilticoghly, co. Galway, and his wife, Anne, daughter of Francis Surridge, of Fairyhill, co. Galway. He was born at Dunmore, co. Galway, the residence of his great-uncle ...

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Gideon Ouseley (1762–1839) by T. A. Dean (after John Jackson) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Smyth, Edward (fl. 1764–1790), Methodist preacher, was son of the Revd John Smyth (1697–1781) of co. Limerick, chancellor of Conor, and Anne Drysdale (c.1706–1777). His uncle was the archbishop of Dublin, F. A. Smyth. Educated at the University of Glasgow between 1764 and 1770, ...