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Henry Fish (1802-79)

Henry Fish was born at Hooton-Pagnell near Doncaster in Yorkshire. He was raised in a Christian home and came under the influence of the Methodists. Fish was converted at the age of eighteen and joined a class. He started to preach locally shortly after and candidated for the ministry in 1823. Fish was an active circuit minister until superannuation due to failure of his voice in 1847. He spent his retirement at Kettering.

During his early ministry, Fish was regarded as an excellent preacher. He was also a gifted writer who authored many works in opposition to Roman Catholicism. Fish produced an edition of Charles Wesley's Poetical Version of the Psalms of David.

Source: Minutes of Conference 1879 and Hill's Arrangement 1878

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