Allen, James (3)

Allen, James (3), an English Wesleyan minister, was born at Burslem, Sept. 28, 1787. He became a member of the class-meeting at the age of twelve; was called into the work of the itinerancy in 1806; retired: from its activities in 1854; went subsequently to Bramley, and died there, Sept. 20, 1863. Deep spirituality of mind, coupled with modesty and a constitutional reserve, made this benevolent and affable man appear distant and taciturn. "His character was without a blemish, and the consistency shown in his youth was manifested in old-age" (Isaac Keeling). "I have known many Wesleyan ministers, but I never knew a holier man" (John Farrar). He was characterized by an eminent and unostentatious liberality, sometimes denying himself of even the necessaries of life in order to give the more. See (Lond.) Wesleyan Meth. Magazine, Aug. 1865, p. 682-693; Minutes of British Conference (Lond. 1864), p. 11.

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