Baines, William

Baines, William one of Wesley's early helpers, was for some time master of Kingswood School, near Bristol. He afterwards procured ordination from the friendly bishop of Bath and Wells, and for several years preached in churches near Bristol. Mr. Wesley invited him to London to assist as curate in his chapels there. For some time he continued in connection with Wesley's work. .He seems to have been much agitated by the political contests which stirred the English mind during the time of the American Revolution; He died Dec. 27, 1777. His talents were not great, but he was a sensible and pious man. His name does not appear in Hill's "list of ministers who have died in the work." See Atmore, Meth. Memorial, s.v.

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