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Hugh Carter (1784-1855)

Hugh Carter was born near Mold in Flintshire, although his family moved to Denbigh when he was very young. His parents were devout Methodists and the Welsh ministers of the Chester circuit used to regularly preach in the family home. Carter became a Wesleyan local preacher in 1802 and joined the itinerant ministry three years later, being at first employed in Welsh language work.

Carter exercised an active circuit ministry in England and Wales for fifty years. He superannuated due to ill health at the Conference of 1855 and died a few months later in Hereford.

Carter was a correspondent of the female evangelist Mary Tooth. Their acquaintance probably dated from the two years that Carter spent in the Wellington circuit from 1829-30.

Source: Minutes of Conference 1855, Hill's Arrangement 1853 and the Fletcher-Tooth collection (MARC)

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