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Samuel Owen (1777-1840)

Samuel Owen was born in Chesterfield, Yorkshire. He was educated at the local grammar school and then moved to Sheffield as an apprentice with the firm of Frith, Jones and Butcher. When his term expired, Owen was taken into partenorship by his former employers.

Owen was converted at Norfolk Street Wesleyan Chapel during the great revival of 1796 and was appointed a class leader in 1803. He was one of the early trustees of the Carver Street Chapel and served as treasurer to the local Benevolent Society.

Owen's daughter Mary was married to John Rattenbury, President of Conference in 1861.

Source: Methodist Magazine 1843, 1 and Rattenbury family papers (MARC)

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