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Daniel Bumstead (1742-1797)

Daniel Bumstead was born in Colchester in Essex. Of a dissenting background, Bumstead entered the itinerancy in 1762 at which time he was married with children. He exercised an active circuit ministry until 1775 when he left the itinerancy to enter into business as a wine merchant in Bishopsgate Street, London.

Bumstead maintained his connection with Methodism after leaving the itinerancy, labouring as a local preacher and class leader at City Road Chapel in London. Wesley once referred to him as one of the best preachers in the connexion.

Bustead is buried at City Road Chapel.

Bumstead's first wife died in childbirth in 1773. He was married again to Ann Thornton in London in August 1774.

Source: John Lenton

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