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Thomas Bridgman (1783-1832)

Thomas Bridgman was converted early in life and entered the Wesleyan itinerancy in 1811. He laboured as a circuit minister mainly in Scotland until his death which resulted from an attack of Typhus fever while serving in Glasgow.

Correspondence between Bridgman and the female evangelist Mary Fletcher indicate that he felt the call to become a minister while living in Madeley in Shropshire. Fletcher appears to have remained his spiritual mentor until the end of her life.

Source: Minutes of Conference 1832, Methodist Magazine 1832, p.467 and Fletcher-Tooth collection (MARC)

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