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  • Philip Debell (d.1803) entered the itinerancy in 1801 with the conviction that it was God's will that he should 'preach Christ Crucified to the poor Africans'. He was stationed on the West Indian island of St Christopher and died on January 21st 1803 after an illness lasting four days. Debell was described in his Conference obituary as a 'steady, amiable young man.'. Source: Conference Minutes 1803
  • Walter Griffith (1762-1825) was born in Clogheen, County Tipperary. He was converted by the preaching of Joseph Pilmore in 1780 while living in Dublin. Griffith entered the itinerancy in 1784. He served circuits in Ireland with great success until 1794 after which he was stationed in England. He was President of Conference in 1813. Source: Methodist Magazine1825, p.644, Hill's Arrangement 1862 and C. F Crookshank, Methodism in Ireland (1885), volume 1

Incomplete letter from Bath [Bardsley was startioned in Bath from 1801 - 1802.]to [Mr Philips?]. [Only one page of this letter has survived. The name of the correspondent is missing but is indicated by internal evidence to be Mr Philips.] He wishes God's love and peace to [Philips] and his wife. Bardsley has an opportunity to send this with [Philip] Debell , who is going as a missionary to the West Indies, to inform Philips that he enjoys health and peace. Bardsley is thankful to the Lord for this circuit as he has very little walking to do and many of the people are kind, as is his colleague [Walter] Griffith and his wife.

They have had some revival in this area and he hopes that they shall see the work break out more and more.

He has long been expecting a few lines from Philips as he very much desires to know how his family is, with whom he spent some pleasant hours. [The rest of the letter is missing].

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  • Philip Debell (d.1803) entered the itinerancy in 1801 with the conviction that it was God's will that he should 'preach Christ Crucified to the poor Africans'. He was stationed on the West Indian island of St Christopher and died on January 21st 1803 after an illness lasting four days. Debell was described in his Conference obituary as a 'steady, amiable young man.'. Source: Conference Minutes 1803
  • Walter Griffith (1762-1825) was born in Clogheen, County Tipperary. He was converted by the preaching of Joseph Pilmore in 1780 while living in Dublin. Griffith entered the itinerancy in 1784. He served circuits in Ireland with great success until 1794 after which he was stationed in England. He was President of Conference in 1813. Source: Methodist Magazine1825, p.644, Hill's Arrangement 1862 and C. F Crookshank, Methodism in Ireland (1885), volume 1