Joso, Torial

Joso, Torial one of Whitefield's preachers, a native of Scotland, was a sea captain by profession. He had a vigorous mind, had been fond of the Bible from his youth, and had acquired a good degree of education by industrious study alone. He was converted by the preaching of Mr. Wesley at Robin Hood's Bay, and soon after began to preach to and exhort his sailors with much effect, who were converted and did likewise. After various reverses in his business, he was constrained by Whitefield to give himself wholly to the ministry, and in 1766 he became his colleague at the Tabernacle and Tottenham Court. His preaching in London had from the first drawn great throngs and been very useful, and his popularity was only second to that of Whitefield, whose associate he was for thirty years in the Calvinistic Methodist societies of London, usually itinerating in England and Wales four or five months annually. See Stevens, Hist. of Methodism, 1, 450. (G.L.T.)

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