Evans, Jonathan. b. Coventry, 1748 or 1749; d. Foleshill, near Coventry, 31 August 1809. He worked in a ribbon factory as a young man. He was converted by hearing a sermon by George Burder*, who remained a close associate and staunch friend. He was led to preach at Foleshill: his preaching was so attractive that the chapel was enlarged in 1795. In 1797 he was ordained to the Congregational ministry. Burder was one of three people who gave addresses at the service, later published as Three Discourses, delivered at the ordination of the Rev Jonathan Evans, at Foleshill, near Coventry, April 4 1797. Evans remained at Foleshill until his death. Two of his hymns were printed in Burder’s A...
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