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Richard Elliott (1768-1813)

Richard Elliott was born in Ashover near Derby. Raised in the Church of England, he started to attend Methodist worship in 1784 and was converted three years later. Elliott began to preach locally and discussed with John Wesley in the summer of 1790 the possibility of becoming an itinerant. He was accepted by the Bristol Conference of that year.

Elliott served until 1803 when he left the active ministry to enter trade as a druggist in Huddersfield. He continued to be a local preacher and in 1809 re-entered the itinerancy. He died of fever on July 7 1813.

Source: Arminian Magazine 1796, 571-577 and Minutes of Conference 1813

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