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James Erskine (Lord Grange) (1679-1754)

James Erskine (Lord Grange) was a brother of the Scottish Jacobite Earl of Mar. Erskine lived in London where he practised law and after 1734 occupied a seat in Parliament. He was a supporter of the Evangelical movement and sometimes attended services at the Foundery. He attended the Conference of 1748 and engineered the release of the lay preacher John Nelson after his impressment into the army.

Source: Encyclopedia of World Methodism (1974)

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