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Marshall Claxton (1779-1832)

Marshall Claxton was born at Yarm in Yorkshire. He was converted at an early age and became a local preacher at the age of sixteen. He entered the Wesleyan itinerancy in 1799 and enjoyed an active circuit ministry, principally in Northern England, until his death which followed a long illness.

Claxton's son of the same name, was a noted Victorian artist.

Source: Minutes of Conference 1832 and general historical sources

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