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John Pritchard (1746-1814)

John Pritchard was born at Athbay in Co. Meath, Ireland, son of a Protestant father and Catholic mother. After studying in Dublin, he moved to London where he was converted at the Foundery by the preaching of Peter Jaco.

He accompanied John Wesley to Ireland in 1770 and joined the itinerancy a short time after. Pritchard served in both Ireland and England and was a great favourite of John Wesley.

Pritchard served as Governor of Kingswood School between 1802 and 1807.

Source: Encyclopedia of World Methodism (1974) and Dictionary of Evangelical Biography 1739-1860 edited by Donald M. Lewis (1995)

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