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  • Joseph Entwisle (1767-1841) was born in Manchester of Presbyterian and High Church stock. He began preaching at the age of sixteen and entered the itinerancy in 1787. Entwisle was responsible in 1802 for the introduction of stricter regulations for the testing of ministerial candidates and in 1804 became the secretary of the first Wesleyan Missionary Committee. He served as President of Conference in 1812 and 1825 and as the first house governor of the Theological Institution between 1834 and 1838. He died at Tadcaster in Yorkshire three years after retirement. Source: Encyclopedia of World Methodism (1974) and Dictionary of Evangelical Biography, edited by Donald Lewis (1995)

From Alford to [Joseph] Entwisle at the 'New Chapel' in City Road, London. Bardsley hopes that Entwisle and his wife are both well. He has enclosed £15 which is for the schools; part of this was subscribed and the names of the subscribers are as follows:

  • Mr Coalham £1
  • [Titus] Bourne 10 shillings
  • Mr Burkett 10 shillings
  • Mr Maiden 10 shillings
  • Mr Davidson 5 shillings
  • Mr Riggall 10 shillings and six pence
  • Mrs Spilman 10 shillings and six pence

Has Entwisle heard how the Manchester Methodists are getting on? How are they doing in Ireland? Why did Mr Averell leave the connexion?

Bardsley would be grateful if Entwisle could acknowledge receipt of the enclosed money.

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  • Joseph Entwisle (1767-1841) was born in Manchester of Presbyterian and High Church stock. He began preaching at the age of sixteen and entered the itinerancy in 1787. Entwisle was responsible in 1802 for the introduction of stricter regulations for the testing of ministerial candidates and in 1804 became the secretary of the first Wesleyan Missionary Committee. He served as President of Conference in 1812 and 1825 and as the first house governor of the Theological Institution between 1834 and 1838. He died at Tadcaster in Yorkshire three years after retirement. Source: Encyclopedia of World Methodism (1974) and Dictionary of Evangelical Biography, edited by Donald Lewis (1995)

  • Mr Coalham £1
  • [Titus] Bourne 10 shillings
  • Mr Burkett 10 shillings
  • Mr Maiden 10 shillings
  • Mr Davidson 5 shillings
  • Mr Riggall 10 shillings and six pence
  • Mrs Spilman 10 shillings and six pence