Wallis, William James

Wallis, William James an English Methodist preacher, was born in London in 1840. His father was an exciseman, his mother a Quakeress, who brought him up religiously. At fourteen he had more friends than companions; at fifteen he gave his heart to God, and devoted himself to his service. At nineteen he removed to Bronsgrove, and joined the Primitive Methodists, who wished to secure him for their ministry; but his New-Connection friends had the first claim on him, and he entered their ministry in 1864, but after traveling in five circuits his voice failed him and the rupture of a blood-vessel suddenly closed his useful life, at Stockton, April 30, 1870. See Minutes of the Conference.

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