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Edward John Brailsford

BRAILSFORD, Edward John. b. Birmingham, 8 March 1841; d. Ilfracombe, Devon, 30 November 1921. He was educated in Ireland at the Wesleyan Connexional School, Dublin, and trained for the Wesleyan Methodist ministry at Didsbury College, Manchester. He was ordained in 1863, and served in various circuits, including Bangor and Caernarvon, Liverpool, London, Bolton, and Ilkley, Yorkshire, where some of his hymns were written. He served as Chairman of the District in no fewer than five districts, including the Edinburgh and Aberdeen District: his sermon to that District Synod in 1893 on Luke 23: 35-36 was published as The Early Evangelist newly equipped (Glasgow, 1893). He retired to...

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