Allen, Samuel (2)

Allen, Samuel (2), brother of two other ministers in the British Wesleyan Methodist Conference, was born at Fetcham, Surrey, in March, 1800. He was converted at the age of fourteen, ordained in 1818, and appointed to Ceylon, where he labored with much success for fourteen years, when failing health compelled his return to England. He retired from circuit work in 1863, and died at Wavertree, April 1, 1878. He was a faithful and discriminating pastor, and his ministry was valued for its thoughtful exposition of Scripture. He was a diligent student of the Scriptures in the original, and collected and collated various versions with reverent and scholarly care. See Minutes of British Conference, 1878, p. 37.

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