Richard Marshall (1803-1830)
Richard Marshall was born in Northumberland. After his conversion, he felt a call to overseas mission and after labouring as a local preacher for two years, he was recommended to the 1828 Conference by the Newcastle circuit.
In his testimonial it was stated that he offered himself for work anywhere in the world but that he wished to remain in the home work for a period of two to four years and be allowed to marry before going abroad.
In 1829 Marshall was sent as a missionary to the Gambia in West Africa. He died suddenly on 19 August 1830 a few days before leaving for England.
Source: Minutes of Conference 1831 and List of Wesleyan Preachers on Trial 1803-1831 (MARC)