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Henry Powis (1789-1879)

Henry Powis was born in Wolverhampton. He was converted at the age of nineteen and went on to become a local preacher before entering the itinerancy in 1813. Initially suffering from severe depression over the validity of his call, his doubts were finally removed and he went on to exercise an active circuit ministry in the South and East of England until superannuation in 1860. He retired to Norwich where he had served two ministerial appointments.

Powis's wife [Christian name unknown] was an associate of the female evangelists Martha Gregson and Sarah Boyce during her husband's appointment to Norwich between 1831 and 1834.

Source: Hill's Arrangement 1878, Minutes of Conference 1879 and Fletcher-Tooth collection (MARC)

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