Burt, William

Burt, William an English Wesleyan minister, was born at Torpoint, Cornwall, April 17,1792. He was converted at nineteen; received by the British Conference in 1816, and sent to British North America; preached at Frederickton, N. B., from 1817 to 1819; Horton, N. S., from 1819 to 1822; Newport, 1816 and 1822; Charlotte-town, P. E. I., from 1823 to 1826; Odell Town, Canada, from 1826 to 1828; returning to England in that year. After more than thirty years' efficient service in his native land, he retired to Plymouth, where he died, Sept. 15,1870. Mr. Burt had a singularly simple, practical mind. From the most vigorous toil he never shrank. His wonderful punctuality, method, sense of duty, quiet resolve to do his best in everything, gave him the power of the man of genius. He was most exact and painstaking in study, fond of theology, had an immense fund of quiet humor, his face beamed with faith and trust and love to God and man, and hundreds were converted under his ministry. See Minutes of the British Conference, 1871, p. 12; Pope, in Wesl. Meth. Mag. 1872, p. 193.

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