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John Wild (1755-1841)

John Wild of Armley near Leeds, was a member of the Methodist society for fifty-eight years. He served as a class leader, steward and chapel trustee and was 'remarkable for the soundness of his views and principles as a Wesleyan Methodist'. A friend of the preachers, he had a particularly close relationship with Joseph Benson. He was married at least twice, the second time to the niece of his first wife. There does not appear to have been any children.

He suffered from poor health for several years before he died. His funeral sermon was preached by William Dawson.

Source: PLP Atherton collection (MARC) and Methodist Magazine 1841,620-621

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