Samuel Wells (d.1780)
Samuel Wells was born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. He was converted at an early age and entered the itinerancy at the Conference of 1770. He served circuits in the south and west of England until he died in about 1780 while he was stationed in the Sussex circuit. During his time in the Bedfordshire circuit (1773-74), he was a supporter of the pioneering Sunday School work of Hannah Ball.
Charles Atmore described Wells as 'a young man of extraordinary piety, strong sense and considerable ministerial abilities'.
Source: An Alphabetical Arrangement of Wesleyan Methodist Preachers...1739-1818 compiled by Kenneth Garlick, the entry for Hannah Ball in the Dictionary of Evangelical Biography edited by Donald Lewis (1995) and Methodist Memorial (Bristol 1801) by Atmore, being 'an impartial sketch of the Lives and Characters of the Preachers who have departed this life...'