Richard Mosely 1746-1819

The Baptist Magazine of the time, reporting on the death of Richard Mosely, minister at Grittleton, six miles from Chippenham, Wiltshire, from 1776, mentions that his  "parents were members of the church at Bourton-on-the-Water, under the care of the venerable Benjamin Beddome". Mosely was born in Stow, Gloucestershire, June 12, 1746 and was baptized in 1762, joining the Baptist Church at Upton. Called to the ministry in 1774, he was ordained by his tutor Caleb Evans along with John Tommas and Benjamin Francis. He died August 12, 1819. The obituary drawing on a letter from a Mr Martin says he was "a very pious and laborious minister". (This Martin is perhaps the one mentioned in connection with Sheepshead as a source of Beddome hymn material).

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