Blanshard, Thomas W

Blanshard, Thomas W.

an English Wesleyan missionary, was born at Terrington, near Castle Howard, Yorkshire, Dec. 29, 1834. He was accepted for the ministry in 1859, and sent to the Richmond Theological Institution; was afterwards appointed to Sierra Leone, where for three years and a quarter he remained at his post amid trial and discouragement, and surrounded with disease and death., On his return to England, he labored with acceptance on several circuits. He died at Castleford, Nov. 23, 1877. His preaching was original, sometimes quaint. His disposition was most unselfish, and he often overtaxed himself by doing the work which rightly belonged to others. See Minutes of the British Conference, 1878, p. 25.

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