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Taylor, Joseph, jun.
1779-1845; e.m. 1803

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WM missionary, born at Walton, near Brampton, Cumb. He was a WM missionary in the West Indies 1803-1811, serving on the islands of Tortola and St Bartholomew, where he restored the mission which had declined because of poor leadership. Returning to England, he became the first returned missionary to be appointed Resident Secretary of the WMMS, 1818-1824. He was elected President of the Conference in 1834. He died at Bury, Lancs, on 19 November 1845 after a long and painful illness.

Sources

  • 'Men of Renown', in Christian Miscellany, 1858, pp.289-94
  • Wesley and his Successors (1895) pp.135-36

Entry written by: GRS
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