Attenborough, Thomas Beardsley
Attenborough, Thomas Beardsley an English Congregational minister, was born at Ilkestone in March, 1810. He had not the advantages of Christian nurture, and underwent many trials in his attempts to serve God. Against the wishes of every relative he had, in his seventeenth year he openly professed Christ, connected himself with the Wesleyan Church, and began to preach. In 1840 he adopted Congregational views, and did his first pastoral work at Hope Chapel, Wigan. He first settled at Sedbergh, and removed to Brampton, where he was ordained. - In 1848 Mr. Attenborough accepted the pastorate of the Church at Winslow, Bucks, where he labored nine years, and then removed to Newark-on-Trent. Here he devoted his best powers to the Church until stricken down by paralysis. Mr. Attenborough died Sept. 25, 1874. He was a man of catholic spirit; a special friend of the humbler classes. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1875, p. 310.