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Mary Gifford (1743-1828)

Mary Gifford was born in Lewes, Sussex.

She was converted at the age of twenty and moved a few years later to Dorking in Surrey where she first heard Methodist preachers.

Gifford married in 1773 and moved to Salisbury where she was appointed a class leader by John Wesley.

After some years, the family went to live in Bristol where she was a prominent member of the society.

During her later years, she was subject to severe unspecified domestic afflictions.

Source: Arminian Magazine 1828, 716-717

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