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Mark Davis (fl.1756-1770)

Mark Davis was a native of Dublin, who entered the Irish itinerancy in 1756 at the request of John Wesley. Despite some misgivings about Davis's doctrinal views, he proved to be a useful and successful preacher. In about 1770 he was ordained in the Church of England. Subsequent negotiations aimed at enlisting his help as a clergyman helper of John Wesley came to nothing and ended in some bitterness.

Source: C. H Crookshank, History of Methodism in Ireland (1885-88), Volume 1 and Charles Wesley collection (MARC)

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