1721-1819

1721, Brailsford, Derbyshire, England.

March 18, 1819, Lewisham, Kent, England.

Wesleyan cemetery, City Road Chapel, London, England.

At age 18, Bakewell read Boston’s Fourfold State, which turned his heart to God. He became an ardent evangelist, and in 1744 (the year of the first Methodist Conference) he began to preach. He moved to London shortly after, where he met the Wesleys, Augustus Toplady, J. Fletcher, and other notables of the time. After conducting the Greenwich Royal Park Academy for some years, he resigned in favor of his son-in-law, James Egan, and began spending much of his time preaching for the Wesleyans.

  1. Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus

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