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Abia Affleck (1742-1808)

Abia Affleck was born at Burton House near York, the daughter of William Minethorp. She was began to attend Methodist preaching in 1759 and was converted four years later by a sermon preached by her brother W. Minethorp.

In 1768 she married Andrew Affleck and moved to Chesterhall near Dunbar in Scotland where she continued a devout member of the society until her death died from a 'nervous fever' on January 7 1808.

Source: Methodist Magazine 1809, 173

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