Correspondence of William Offord

Administrative / Biographical History

William Offord, Richmond, Surrey was a Methodist by faith. Around 1842 he was expelled from the Wesleyan Society, and such was the anger felt by Offord he wrote a book on the matter entitled 'Wesleyan Persecution' which was published in 1846. In 1849 he left for America and the Shaker community at New Lebanon, New York, where he son would later rise to the Elder of the community.