Carvosso, Benjamin

Carvosso, Benjamin, a Methodist missionary, son of William Carvosso, was born in Cornwall, England, Sept. 27, 1789. The eminent piety of his parents saved his youth from vice, and in 1811 he was converted. In 1814 he entered the itinerant ministry, and in 1820 was appointed missionary to New South Wales.

There and in Van Diemen's Land, where he introduced Methodism, his labors were abundant and useful. In 1830 he returned to England, and reentered the home work. He died Oct. 2, 1854. He commenced the first religious magazine in Australia, and wrote also Memoir of William Carvosso (q.v., New York, 1837, 12mo), which has been sold by thousands. — Wesleyan Minutes (Lond. 1855), p. 12.

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