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John Cennick (1718–1755) by Philip Dawe, pubd 1785 (after A. L. Brandt) © National Portrait Gallery, London


Cennick, John (1718–1755), lay preacher and Moravian minister, was born in Reading on 12 December 1718, the son of a clothier who was of Quaker descent. Brought up in the established church, he experienced an evangelical conversion on 6 September 1737 in his parish church in ...


Taylor, David (1715–1783), evangelist and preacher, was born on 28 April 1715 in Wymeswold, near Loughborough, the son of Joseph Taylor and his wife, Dorothy. He is said to have had a 'tolerable education' (Seymour, 1.43) and was employed in domestic service with ...