Vevers, William

Vevers, William an English Wesleyan minister, commenced his itinerancy in 1813 on the Gateshead Circuit. He traveled some of the principal circuits, such as Glasgow (1821), Halifax (1824), York (1827), Deptford (1832), Leeds (1835), Liverpool (1840), Derby (1842), Hull (1845), etc. He had an active and vigorous mind, and often evinced great skill in circuit finance. He died at the Wesleyan Theological Institution (of which he was governor and chaplain) at Taunton, Sept. 8, 1850, in the fifty-ninth year of his age. He wrote, An Appeal to the Wesleyan Societies on the Attempt now made to Subvert their Constitution (referring to the Warren. agitation) (Lond. 183, 8vo): — A Second Appeal, Containing a Reply to a Pamphlet entitled An Affectionate Address of the United Wesleyan Methodist Association (1835, 8vo): — A Letter to the Rev. Walter F. Hook, D.D., Vicar of Leeds, on his Inaugural Discourse (2d ed. 1836, 8vo): — An Essay on the National Importance of Methodism (1831, 8vo). See Minutes of Wesleyan

Conference, 1851; Stevenson, Wesleyan Hymn-book and its Associations, p. 365.

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