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Thomas Morgan (d.1833)

Thomas Morgan was born in South Wales and was recommended for the itinerancy in 1808 by the Bristol circuit. His testimonial described him as a 'truly pious, zealous, active young man, of a missionary spirit and promising abilities&As he has preached but a short time, we only recommend him this year on the ground of necessity.'

His Conference obituary of 1833 states that Morgan was 'constitutionally timid and inclined to retirement.' Nevertheless he enjoyed a successful ministry. His first three years were spent in English circuits after which he was appointed to the West Indies. Morgan served on a number of islands including St Christopher's, Nevis and Antigua. He returned to England in 1818 and served circuits in East Anglia until 1823. He then returned to the Caribbean as Chairman of the Jamaica District. In 1831 he came back to England and was appointed to the Frome circuit. He died suddenly while on his way to the 1833 Conference.

Morgan's Conference obituary paid particular tribute to his carefulness in financial matters. His close co-operation with the Missionary Committee in their plans for financial economy when Morgan was the Jamaica Chairman enabled an expansion of the work and an increase in the number of preachers.

Source: Minutes of Conference 1833, Hill's Arrangement 1827 and 1833 and List of Wesleyan Preachers on Trial 1803-1831 (MARC)

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