Cullen, John Edward

Cullen, John Edward an English Congregational minister, first cousin of cardinal Cullen, was born at Gort, in the west of Ireland, May 10, 1794. He was early designed by his parents for the priesthood, and educated for that purpose in Dublin, but his study of the Scriptures led him to renounce the Roman Catholic faith. He resolved to commence preaching at once at Omagh, in the north of Ireland, and at the same time was engaged as private tutor in the family of James Buchanan, Esq., father of president Buchanan of the United States. Persecution from the Catholics induced him to remove to London, where he maintained himself by teaching in schools and private families. About 1820 he was ordained, and preached successively at Caistor, in Lincolnshire; Flocton, in Yorkshire; Fairford, in Gloucestershire; Lacock. in Wiltshire; Boroughbridge, in Yorkshire; Burwell, in Cambridgeshire; and, lastly, at Fordham, until 1856, where he died, December 30, 1878. He published The Voice of Truth. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1880, page 318.

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