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Thomas Rutherford (1752-1806)

Thomas Rutherford was born in Corzenside, Northumberland. His father was Scottish and both parents were devout Presbyterians. Rutherford began to attend Methodist preaching in 1767, a year after he had been left an orphan. After some early misgivings, he joined the Methodist Society in 1769 and entered the itinerancy three years later.

Rutherford exercised an active circuit ministry in England, Scotland and Ireland for thirty-three years. He superannuated in 1805 because of ill health and died in London.

Source: Arminian Magazine 1806, 426, and Arminian Magazine 1808, 337ff.

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