Walsh, John

Walsh, John an English Wesleyan minister, was born at Ormskirk, Lancashire, in 1795. It was intended by his parents that he should become a Roman Catholic priest, and his education was in reference thereto. Removing to Liverpool, he was led to Christ under the ministry of Joseph Entwisle. He was received into the ministry in 1814; labored two years on the Lancaster Circuit; was sent to Newfoundland; preached at Carbonear, Blackhead, St. John's, and Harbor-Grace; returned to England in 1825; was appointed to several important circuits; became a supernumerary in 1851; and died Dec. 19, 1857. Although somewhat stiff in manner, he was a powerful preacher and a laborious minister. See Minutes of Wesleyan Conferences, 1858; Wilson, Newfoundland and its Missionaries, p. 238.

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