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McMullen (or M'Mullen), James
d.1804; e.m. 1788

Irish preacher, appointed to Gibraltar in 1804 as pastor of the small congregation. It was hoped that his appointment would facilitate the attendance of Methodist soldiers, following an earlier court-martial and other prejudicial treatment by the army authorities. Arriving in September, he reported an outbreak of yellow fever, to which his daughter Annie succumbed but from which she eventually recovered. He himself fell ill on 10 October and died on the 18th, survived by only a few days by his wife. He was not replaced in Gibraltar until 1808.

Their orphaned daughter Annie became a ward of Dr. Thomas Coke and was taken into the home of Dr. Adam Clarke. She later became the wife of John Harrison Rigg and was the mother of Dr. James H. Rigg.

Entry written by: MJF
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