FAWCETT, John. b. Lidget Green, Bradford, West Yorkshire, 6 Jan 1740; d. 25 July 1817. He was the son of Stephen Fawcett, who died young. Influenced while an apprentice by the preaching of George Whitefield on John 3: 14, he was interested in Methodism but joined the Particular Baptists in Bradford. He entered the ministry, and in May 1764 became minister at the small, damp Wainsgate Baptist Church high in the hills at Old Town above Hebden Bridge, where his remuneration never exceeded £25 per annum. He preached as far afield as Liverpool and London. In 1772 he was offered the post of minister at Carter Lane in Southwark, London, but chose to remain at Wainsgate (the post was accepted by...
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