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Walter Churchey (1747-1805)

Walter Churchey was born in Brecon, Wales, where he attended school with Thomas Coke. Trained as a lawyer, Churchey moved to Hay-on-Wye and was converted to Methodism in about 1770, possibly by his former school friend. He frequently corresponded with John Wesley and claims to have suggested the idea of founding the Arminian Magazine. Churchey also produced some religious verse of rather poor quality.

After Wesley's death, he became a millenarian.

Source: Encyclopedia of World Methodism (1974) and Dictionary of Evangelical Biography, edited by Donald Lewis (1995)

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