LYTH, John. b. York, 13 March 1821; d. 13 March 1886. Educated at a private school in Doncaster and St Peter’s School, York, Lyth was apprenticed to a printer before becoming an itinerant lay preacher. He was ordained as a Wesleyan Methodist minister in 1843, and is believed to have served as a missionary in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). Among his appointments was one as minister to the fledgling Methodist church in Germany founded by Christoph Gottlob Müller at Winnenden, Württemberg (1859-1865) (see Burkhardt, 2003). He published a volume of poems, Wild Flowers; or, a selection of Original Poetry (1843), and a tribute to his mother, The Blessedness of Religion in earnest: a memorial of Mrs...
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