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John Haigh (1795-1859)

John Haigh was born in Leeds, Yorkshire and was converted by a sermon of William Dawson.

He entered the Wesleyan itinerancy in 1816 and served as a missionary in Newfoundland for twenty-one years, where he enjoyed a successful ministry.

He was nominated for the Chairmanship of the Bahama District in 1837 but was forced to decline because of the state of his health. Haigh returned to England shortly afterwards and spent eighteen years in home circuits.

Haigh retired to Bishop Auckland in 1855 and died in May 1859 after a short but painful illness.

Source: Hill's Arrangement 1858 and Minutes of Conference 1859

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