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George Cubitt (1791-1850)

George Cubitt was born in Norwich, Norfolk. His family moved to Sheffield in Yorkshire and Cubitt was converted at Carver Street Chapel in 1808. He entered the Wesleyan itinerancy in 1813 and served for three years as a missionary in Newfoundland from 1816. His overseas ministry was cut short by ill health and he returned to home circuits in 1819. Cubitt was appointed Connexional Editor in 1842, a position which he held until his death which occurred in London after a short illness.

Cubitt was a prolific writer who was widely esteemed in his own time, but whose work has now been largely forgotten.

Source: Encyclopedia of World Methodism (1974) and Methodist Magazine 1851, pp.915-916

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