John Ward


1781-1837; b. nr. Cork; shipwright at Bristol, 1793; shoemaker in London, 1797; shipwright at sea, 1801-03; m. 1803; shoemaker in London, 1803-27 successively Calvinist, Methodist, Baptist, and Sandemanian preacher; refused entrance to Southcottians, 1814; styled own church Zion or Shiloh, 1827; preached in North of England, 1829-37; published tracts, treating biblical narrative as allegory, 1829-37; left hundreds more in manuscript. ODNB

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