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Edward Bolton (1747-1818)

Edward Bolton was the son of a baker from Witney in Oxfordshire. An early convert to Methodism, Bolton served as a local preacher and travelled several times with John Wesley. He was present at the Conference of 1771.

Bolton died at his residence of Blandford Park in Oxfordshire on April 28th 1818 after a long illness.

His sister Ann Bolton (1743-1822) was a close friend and correspondent of John Wesley

Source: Wesleyan Methodist Magazine 1818, p.142-143 and 'Nancy, Nancy' by John Banks (1984)

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