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John Richardson (b.1803)

John Richardson of the Wisbeach circuit in Linconshire was accepted for the itinerancy by the Conference of 1824. He was described as single, free of debt and in good health.

He was expelled by the Conference of the following year for having 'trifled with a young woman and in other respects manifested instability of conduct', which included refusing to go to his appointed station in the Shetland Islands. He was however permitted to be a local preacher at the discretion of the Superintendent minister.

Source: PLP Atherton collection, manuscript Conference Journal 1825 and manuscript list of itinerants accepted on trial 1803-31 (MARC)

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