Bakewell, John (2)

Bakewell, John (2), an English Congregational minister, was born at Cheadle, Staffordshire, Sept. 6, 1802. He was converted when about twenty years of age, and, on removing to Leicester, joined the Rev. Robert Hall's Church. Mr. Bakewell studied a short time at the Baptist College of Bristol, and in 1826 entered the ministry of the Methodist New Connection in the Hanlev Circuit. In 1841 he was made editor of the magazines of the Connection. In 1849, feeling unequal to the itinerant life, he gave up his position as minister of that body. Mr. Bakewell then went to Notting Hill, joined the Congregational Church, and, though he never took any regular pastoral charge, preached often as supply until his death, Oct. 25, 1863. Mr. Bakewell was retiring in disposition, benevolent, and eminently pious. His appeals were earnest and sometimes tearful. He was a man of prayer. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1864, p. 199.

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