Aston, Thomas

Aston, Thomas an English Congregational minister, son of a farmer, was born at Kenilworth in 1785.' When about ten years of age his family moved to Hill Morton, Leicester. In early manhood he forsook the Established Church and became an Independent. In 1814 Mr. Aston was admitted to the Academy at Hackney. His first pastorate was at Creaton, Northamptonshire, where he was ordained in 1817, and preached in a bold and heart-searching style. In 1825 he removed to Wingrave, and for thirty- three years labored with great success. He was regarded as "the father of' his people." To him the anxious and distressed carried their sorrows and joys, their burdens, and the remembrances of their deliverances. He died at Birmingham, Feb. 3,1867. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1868, p. 249.,

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