Cubbitt, George

Cubbitt, George an English Wesleyan minister, was born at Norwich, in December 1791. He joined the Church in 1808, at Sheffield, whither his family had removed. He commenced his ministry in 1813; labored in Carbonear and St. John's, Newfoundland, from 1816 to 1818; in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1819, and from 1820 to 1835 in Boston, Oxford, Bristol, Sheffield, Huddersfield, and London. From 1836 to the end of his life he was editor of the conference office publications. In 1839 he replied to the attacks on Methodism made by Daniel O'Connell in the Manchester newspapers. The Times spoke highly of Cubbitt's answers. He died after three days' illness, October 13, 1850. Cubbitt wrote Conversations on the Miracles of Christ (18mo): — Conversations on the Parables, and other minor publications. He was one of the acutest and ablest of Wesleyan theologians. During the latter part of his life he lived as a recluse. See Minutes of the British Conference, 1851; Smith, Hist. of Wesl. Meth, 3:438, 439.

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