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John Brettel (1742-97)

John Brettel was born at Stourbridge in Worcestershire. At the age of twenty he came under Methodist influence and despite much opposition from his family, joined the Birmingham Society and was converted four years later. He began to preach locally and entered the itinerancy in 1771. His active circuit ministry was spent in Wales, Northern Ireland and England.

Brettel died at Otley in Yorkshire.

Source: Methodist Memorial by Charles Atmore (London 1871), 37-38, and  An Alphabetical Arrangement of Wesleyan Methodist Preachers...1739-1818, compiled by Kenneth Garlick

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