Baines, Thomas Duckle

Baines, Thomas Duckle an English Wesleyan minister, was born at Doncaster, Yorkshire, in 1803. When young he indulged a naturally gay and pleasure-loving disposition, at the same time regularly attending the parish church. At the age of twenty- seven he heard a Methodist preacher, was converted, declined proposals for education for the ministry of the Establishment, was received by the Wesleyan Conference, and sent as a supply to Grimsby in 1833. At the conference of 1864 he was appointed to Wisbeach, and on Sunday, Jan. 28, 1866, while riding from one appointment to another, he was killed by a fall from his horse. Baines was painstaking, cheerful, and generous. His style of preaching was argumentative, and he possessed considerable theological knowledge. See Minutes of the British Conference, 1866, p. 19.

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