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Edmund Grindrod (1786-1842)

Edmund Grindrod was born near Rochdale in Lancashire. He was converted as a teenager and became a local preacher in 1805, a year before entering the Wesleyan ministry.

As superintendent of the Leeds circuit, Grindrod was actively involved in defence of the Connexion during the Leeds Organ dispute of 1827-28.

Grindrod served as President of Conference in 1837 and just before his death, published a compendium of the regulations governing Wesleyan Methodism.

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

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