1721–1819

Introduction

Born: 1721, Brails­ford, Der­by­shire, Eng­land.

Died: March 18, 1819, Lew­is­ham, Kent, Eng­land.

Buried: Wes­ley­an ce­me­te­ry, Ci­ty Road Cha­pel, London, Eng­land.

Biography

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.

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