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William Radford (1779-1844)

William Radford was converted by the preaching of the Methodist minister Joseph Benson and became a member of the Bristol Society in 1797. Radford was a member of a small group of young men who met for prayer and the distributuion of religious tracts. He became a local preacher in 1800 and entered the itinerancy in 1803.

Radford's active ministry of thirty years was spent in England and Wales. After superannuation due to ill health, he settled in Bristol.

Radford's brother John (1784-1848) was also an itinerant.

Source: Minutes of Conference 1844

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