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Walter Sellon (1715-92)

Little is known of Sellon's life before he started to correspond with John Wesley in 1744. Sellon was appointed Classics Master at Kingswood School in 1748 but left two years later.

Sellon was ordained through the influence of the Countess of Huntingdon and enjoyed a very successful evangelical ministry. Despite his once close connection with the Countess of Huntingon, Sellon was one of John Wesley's closest allies during the Calvinist controversy of the 1770s.

Source: The Works of John Wesley (1982), Volume 26, 121, edited by Frank Baker, Encyclopedia of World Methodism (1974) and Dictionary of Evangelical Biography, edited by Donald Lewis (1995)

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