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Rev Samuel Dousland Waddy (1804-1876)

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Title:Rev Samuel Dousland Waddy (1804-1876)
Date Period:1851-1899

Born Burton on Trent, 1804.  Studied medicine, but became a clergyman.  Based at several different towns, including Sheffield. Heavily involved in the establishment of Wesley College, Sheffield.  Served as Governor, 1844-1862. In 1859 he was elected President of the Wesleyan Conference.  After 1862 he returned to being an itinerant preacher. He retired to Bristol, naming his house, Endcliffe Cottage in remembrance of his time in Sheffield. He died in 1876.  One of his sons, Samuel Danks Waddy, served as MP for Barnstaple.

Information from obituary, Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 11 Nov 1876.

Image from A History of Wesleyan Methodism in Sheffield Park by J. J. Graham (Leng and Co., 1914) (page 64) (Sheffield Local Studies Library ref. 287.1 S)