Taylor, Henry

Taylor, Henry an English Baptist and Methodist minister, was born at Rossendale, Lancashire, and began to preach, in a local capacity, in the Methodist connection at an early period of his life. He soon after united with the Close-communion Baptists, and was for several years a respectable minister in that Church, and a pastor of a congregation in Birmingham. In 1788 he offered himself to the Methodist Conference, was accepted, and appointed to Liverpool. He was a popular preacher, especially in Sheffield, in 1796, where several persons were converted. Some circumstances coming to light, in 1797, which reflected upon his moral conduct, he was suspended by the district meeting until the next Conference. He retired to Liverpool, and was sent, before the Conference met, by an owner of possessions in the West Indies to teach school on his plantations. Taylor died on the passage across, in 1798. See Atmore, Meth. Memorial, s.v.; Smith, Hist. of Wesl. Meth. 2, 294.

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