Clarke, Edmund

Clarke, Edmund, an English Baptist minister, was born in the city of Worcester in 1797. After uniting with the Church under the pastoral care of the Rev. Abraham Austin, Fetter Lane, London, he pursued his preparatory studies for the ministry at Stepney College, and was ordained at Truro in 1819, where he remained a highly acceptable minister until 1831, when he resigned, and became pastor at Battersea as successor to the distinguished Rev. Joseph Hughes. Afterwards he returned to his former church at Truro. Being compelled, by ill-health, to retire from the active ministry, he endeavored to serve his: Master in various ways until his death, July 8; 1839. He is spoken of as having been an esteemed brother land a valued fellow-laborer See Report of the Baptist Union, 1840, p. 26., (J.C.S)

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