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William Tandey (1750-1832)

William Tandey was born in Bristol and spent his childhood at the nearby village of Brislington. He was educated at St Edmund Hall Oxford and was ordained deacon in 1773 and priest a year later. He served as Curate of St Mary-le-Port in Bristol between 1784 and 1799 and then as Rector of St Werburgh, Bristol until 1803. Tandey's ministry was strongly evangelical and was very popular. He appears to have been a particular favorite of the strong Church-Methodist party within Bristol Methodism.

Source: MAM Fl. 5/2/4-5 (MARC) and Dictionary of Evangelical Biography 1739-1860, edited by Donald M. Lewis (1995).

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