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Samuel Dousland Waddy (1804-76)

Samuel Dousland Waddy was born in Burton on Trent, the son of the Wesleyan itinerant Richard Waddy (1769-1853). He entered the Wesleyan ministry in 1825 and in 1838 was instrumental in the founding of Wesley College, Sheffield, one of the earlest Wesleyan schools. Waddy served as governor and chaplain of the school from 1844 to 1862.

Waddy was elected President of Conference in 1859. He retired from the active ministry in 1870 and spent his last years in Bristol.

Source: Encyclopedia of World Methodism (1974)

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