Category: <span>Methodist Church in Great Britain</span>

Piggott, Henry James
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Piggott, Henry James

The founder of Wesleyan missions in Italy The founder of Wesleyan Methodist missions to Italy was born in Lowestoft, England, in 1831, the son of a former missionary to Sierra Leone. He was educated at Kingswood School and Wesley College Taunton, before attending the University of London where he obtained a first class degree in...

Coke, Thomas (1747-1814)
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Coke, Thomas (1747-1814)

Methodist bishop and missionary Coke was born in Brecon, Wales, of well-to-do parents. Educated at Jesus College, Oxford University, with a B.A., M.A., and a doctorate in civil law, he worked first as a burgess and bailiff in Brecon, and then as an ordained Anglican curate in South Petherton. Dismissed in 1777 for his Wesleyan...

Taylor, William (1821-1902)
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Taylor, William (1821-1902)

Methodist Episcopal missionary bishop, mission theorist, and holiness advocate Born to Stuart and Martha (Hickman) Taylor in Rockbridge County, Virginia, Taylor was converted in 1841 at a Methodist Episcopal camp meeting. Appointed a Methodist missionary to California (1849), he ministered without salary to Native Americans and Chinese immigrants, and to the sick and the poor....