JULIAN, John. b. Mithian, near St Agnes, Cornwall, 27 January 1839; d. Topcliffe, Yorkshire, 22 January 1913. The Methodist archives in the John Rylands University Library, University of Manchester, searched by John Lenton, inform us that John Julian was the son of Thomas and Ann Julian, and christened at St Agnes (2 March 1839). He was brought up as a Wesleyan Methodist, and became a Probationer minister, a ‘Preacher on Trial’ in the Leeds Third Circuit (1861), the Kington Circuit (stationed at Leominster, Herefordshire, 1862), and Buxton (1863). In 1864 he was dismissed from the ministry for ‘unworthy conduct in reference to a matrimonial engagement’ (presumably a ‘breach of promise’).
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