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Walker, James Uriah
1812-1864

Letter-press printer and local preacher of Halifax. He wrote and published A History of Wesleyan Methodism in Halifax (1836) and from 1838 was proprietor and publisher of the Halifax Guardian. A local preacher for 33 years, he was influential in the founding of the LPMAA, recalling how as a Poor Law Guardian he had been moved when a venerable local preacher had been obliged to seek poor relief in Halifax. A supporter of the Tory Radical factory reform movement, he was also a prominent campaigner for the release of Richard Oastler from prison.

Sources

  • T. Alexander Seed, History of Norfolk Street Wesleyan Chapel and Wesleyan Methodism in Sheffield (1907) pp,26-7
  • C. Alan Parker, Confidence in Mutual Aid (Peterborough, 1998)

Entry written by: JAH
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