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Samuel Jackson (1785-1861)

Samuel Jackson entered the itinerancy in 1806 and exercised an active circuit ministry in England and Wales. He was elected President of Conference in 1847 and then became Governor of the Richmond Theological Institute which office he filled until superannuation to Newcastle in 1855. He had attended part of the Newcastle Conference a week before his death, which followed a few days after a stroke.

Jackson had a particular enthusiasm for promoting the work of the Wesleyan day-schools and to the end of his life, he missed no opportunity of urging their support on the Connexion. His Conference obituary noted his integrity, vigour, wit and powerful preaching.

Source: Hill's Arrangement 1858 and Minutes of Conference 1863

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