Bell, Jacob

Bell, Jacob an English minister of the Society of Friends, was born in London, April 17, 1737 (O.S.), where he resided the most of his life. He became a Christian in early life, and his" first appearance in public testimony" was in 1774, when he was about thirty-seven years of age. In the discharge of his ministerial: duties, he visited most of the meetings in Great Britain, also those in the Isles of Wight, Guernsey, and Jersey. He often held meetings among persons of Other religious denominations. He died at Plaistow, Essex Co., the place of his last residence, Dec. 19, 1806. See Piety Promoted, 2, 382-383. (J. C. S.)

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