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William Grimshaw

(1708—1763) Church of England clergyman


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(1708–63),

perpetual curate of Haworth, W. Yorks, from 1742. He invited to his pulpit Methodists and Evangelicals and engaged in itinerant preaching, as well as assisting J. Wesley in supervising Methodist societies in the north of England. His clear sincerity led his diocesan to tolerate his behaviour.

Subjects: Christianity — Literary Studies (19th Century).


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