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Rule, William Harris (1802–1890), Methodist minister and historian, born at Penryn, Cornwall, on 15 November 1802, was the son of John Rule and his wife, Louisa, daughter of William Harris, a Cornish Quaker. The father, a native of Berwick upon Tweed, was of Scottish parentage. While a surgeon in the army he was captured and imprisoned for some years in ...

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Stamp, William Wood (1801–1877), Methodist minister and historian, was born on 23 May 1801 and baptized in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, the following day. Little is known of his family background except that he was the son of the Revd John Stamp...

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Stevenson, George John (1818–1888), hymnologist and historian, was born at Prince's Yard, Chesterfield, on 7 July 1818, the son of John George Stevenson (1792–1866) and his wife, Jane Aldred, both Methodists. Educated at Duttoris grammar school, Chesterfield, he became an active Methodist in 1831, while an apprentice printer. Over the next dozen years, he practised his trade in ...

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Wearmouth, Robert Featherstone (1882–1963), Methodist minister and historian, was born at 62 Joicey Terrace, Oxhill, co. Durham, on 10 June 1882, the son of William Wearmouth, a miner, and his wife, Sarah Walker. His mother came from Etherley, connected with the Featherstones of ...