John Reynell Wreford

WREFORD, John Reynell. b. Barnstaple, Devon, 12 Dec 1800; d. London, 2 July 1881. He was educated for the Unitarian ministry at Manchester College (then at York). He was appointed co-pastor of the New Meeting, Birmingham, in 1826, but was forced to leave his post in 1831 because of trouble with his voice. In conjunction with another Unitarian minister from Birmingham, Hugh Hutton, he then opened a school at Edgbaston, Birmingham. He retired to Bristol and died in London. Wreford published a translation of a work by Jacob Élisée Cellérier, D l’origine authentique et divine de l’Ancien Testament, discours (Geneva, 1826) as Discourse on the Authenticity and Divine Origin of the Old Testament...

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