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Robert Hopkins (1758-1827)

Robert Hopkins was born in Devizes, Wiltshire. He was converted at the age of seventeen and became a local preacher soon after. His zeal brought him to John Wesley's attention and in 1781 he was appointed to the itinerancy.

Hopkins spent his active travelling ministry mainly in the North and the Midlands. He was travelling until a few days before his death.

Hopkins was a friend of the female evangelists Mary Fletcher and Mary Tooth.

Source: Minutes of Conference 1827, Hill's Arrangement 1819 and Fletcher-Tooth collection (MARC).

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