Chaffey, Thomas

Chaffey, Thomas an English Congregational minister, was born at Sherborne, Dorset, Dec. 26, 1783. He began to study medicine; but, being converted, was engaged in Sunday-school work, and afterwards in village preaching. He was recommended to the Academy at Axminster as a candidate for the ministry, and was ordained at Bulford, Wiltshire, Jan. 30, 1813, where he labored for seven years and then resigned. In 1823 he settled at Greenhithe, Kent, where he remained about four years. Ill-health caused him to relinquish pastoral labor, and for seventeen years he supplied various places in town and country as he was able; he was, however, chiefly occupied in assisting Rev. Dr. Fletcher of Finsbury Chapel. He died in the faith, Aug. 5, 1854. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1855, p. 209.

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