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Boaden, Edward
1827-1913; e.m. 1849

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Leading UMFC minister, born on 1 May 1827 at Cury, Helston. His early training as a lawyer was put to great use in the WMA ministry. His gifts were early recognized and he was appointed Chapel Secretary in 1864, a post he held,in addition to circuit appointments, for nearly 40 years. He was involved in almost all the developments in the UMFC and was President in 1871; also, in 1907, first President of the UM Conference at the age of 80. He supervised the drafting of the UM model deed, was a powerful evangelical preacher and composer of hymns, and wrote a biography of Richard Chew (1896). He died on 2 June 1913 at Leamington.

Sources

  • G.J. Stevenson, Methodist Worthies (1884-86) 6 pp.998-1007

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