Stamp, William Wood, Dd
Stamp, William Wood, D.D.
a Wesleyan Methodist divine, was born at Bradford, Yorkshire, England, May 23, 1801, and educated at Woodhouse Grove School. He was converted in early manhood, during his residence in London as a medical student, entered the ministry in 1823, was governor of Richmond Theological Institution from 1846 to 1848, chairman of important districts, president of the Conference in 1860, became supernumerary in 1873, and died at Waterloo, Liverpool, January 1, 1877. Dr. Stamp had studied the history and polity of Methodism with thoroughness and discrimination, and in its welfare he took persistent interest. During his long tenure of office as chairman he won the confidence, esteem, and admiration of ministers and laymen, by his intelligence, firmness, and urbanity. During the closing years of his life, his experience and judgment made his services in settling questions of discipline in much request. His fidelity as a friend and counsellor was unfailing. He was the author of, Memoir of Reverend John Crosse, M.A., Vicar of Bradford, Yorkshire (Lond. 1844, 8vo): — Domestic Worship: a Sermon (ibid. 1846. 8vo): — Historical Notices of Wesleyan Methodism in Bradford and Vicinity (without date, 12mo): — The Orphan House of Wesley, with Notices of Early Methodism in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and its Vicinity (1863, 8vo). For some years, and until the issue for 1878, he was editor of the (Lond.) Wesleyan Methodist Connectional Record and Year-book. See Minutes of the British Conference, 1877, page 24; Wesleyan Methodist Connectional Record and Year-book, 1878, page 136; Osborne, Wesleyan Bibliography, page 177.